Sarah and Rajeev met ‘the old fashioned way’ online of course! Rajeev took Sarah to celebrate her birthday in Turks & Caicos. Little did she know that the day after her birthday he would propose (on April Fools day which he didn’t realize!) The couple were supposed to go out to a fancy dinner but Sarah was tired and didn’t want to get dressed up – they compromised on just a lite bite and drink at the hotel. Afterwards they both went for a moonlight walk on the beach and Rajeev got down on one knee and proposed.
Asian weddings have come a long way since my parents and even my grandparent’s generation. My parents had a standard Asian (Punjabi) wedding where the family organised everything on their behalf. They didn’t focus on trends or style; but focused primarily on getting my parents married and feeding the guests.
Fast forward to the next generation (mine!) and we are now spoilt for choice in making weddings our own. Some Asian weddings have turned into these enormous luxurious lavish affairs while some people still aren’t aware of the new possibilities they can incorporate into their wedding.
I love it when a bride emails a submission with so much detail, it’s always such a joy to read. Today I have the wedding of Cherise and Michael at the Bel Air Bay Club in May last year. They had a multicultural Christian-Jewish wedding with Japanese and Serbian elements. I know, sounds epic right? Let’s dig in…
Ever since I got engaged back in the summer of 2017, ironically I’ve not felt like blogging. Instead, it’s been great enjoying time offline and spending time with my, now, fiancé. I shared the engagement story with you all last year which you can read here but now I can tell you about our ‘official marj engagement’. (Mark + Raj = Marj).
Megan and Louis first met as Freshman at College of Charleston in the hallway of their dorm. Both from Knoxville, TN, they have Baptist and Catholic religious backgrounds. The proposal was the sweetest thing. Louis buried a bottle in the sand when they were in Cancun, Mexico because Megan loves looking for seashells… He got down one one knee on December 11, 2014 and of course she said yes!!
Oh hiya, I’m back from taking some much needed time off over Christmas and the new year period. I had been meaning to get back to blogging earlier but certain things came up with required my attention. Including my own engagement party which I’ll share with you soon! (Spoiler alert – I did get a tad emotional). Anyway I’m taking you straight into the new year with this gorgeous Indian Jewish wedding and the lovely story of Puja and JJ.
Amita and Pete had a Bengali Hindu ceremony at Kew Gardens in May this year. They first met in school. When they reached their A levels, their two schools combined for 6th form so they met in the common room of their first week of year 12. They were friends from then until the week before study leave, when Pete asked Amita out in a local pub garden. Over to the couple to tell us about the proposal and their big day.
Today I have the lovely wedding of Anneka and Lewis who got married in Twickenham before moving back to Sheffield. Their wedding was a combination of an English countryside wedding with an Indian twist. It’s exactly how you should approach your fusion or multicultural wedding – incorporate the traditions of what are important to you both. Over to the bride and groom: