When I meet up with old and new friends, we always discuss the blog. Obviously. Real life multicultural couples in fact. They always like to tell me about these couples and their stories. How they met – the nice part. Then the hard part of how they told their families about their partners. In every scenario, we all know each family is different. Their reactions are different. If they were scared of telling their dad about their partner (of a different faith or culture), it could be their mum’s reaction that surprises them the most.
For as long as I can remember, I have loved flowers. As soon as I moved into my own place, I quickly filled up the flat with beautiful flowers, they just make it feel like a home. You can say that I have a weakness for flowers. Blogging about weddings has allowed me to see the most exquisite wedding flower displays to the most beautiful bouquets. I’ve rounded up my favourite 10 wedding florists that you simply must know about.
Sophia and Paolo met through work and moved in together within a couple of months of dating. Following this, they decided to get married less than a year of being together. Sophia: “We knew it was coming and it was both what we wanted so we thought we’d just get on with it! As I’ve said before, I’m not one for showy romantic public gestures so a few discussions of ‘how we’d do it’ over a few episodes of Don’t Tell the Bride was perfect for me. We didn’t even tell anyone until we’d sent out the invitations! Ours was less ‘engaged’ and more ‘we’re getting married.’”
Many people come to the assumption that, as a wedding blogger, I’m obsessed with weddings. Sure, I don’t help myself when I discuss it quite often but hey it’s an interest. It could be like your interest of sport or politics, mine just happens to be weddings. You need to be passionate about a topic if you’re going to spend a considerable amount of time blogging about it, right?
The third part of this interfaith or multicultural stories series is Sonia and Simon’s multicultural story. In addition to their story, they’re a photography team who shoot a lot of multicultural weddings themselves! You can see some of their work at the end of this post.
It’s been a while since I’ve shared an engagement shoot on Secret Wedding Blog. But when this stunning shoot landed in my inbox, it reminded me of why I do adore engagement sessions so much. Soniya and Marcel’s engagement shoot, at Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany, was so simple yet so beautiful. Just them two and the love they share can be seen throughout these photographs.
The second part of this interfaith or multicultural stories series is Daya & Murphy’s* multicultural story. Daya and I had been emailing about protests from a certain faith, which led her to share her own personal story on the blog.
When updating Lee Maxwell’s directory listing, I came across Musarrat & Merlin’s beautiful wedding. I immediately contacted Lee inisting that I can share this wedding on Secret Wedding Blog. Great minds think alike, when he replied with: “It was on my very long list to do – to submit this wedding to you.”