Weddings

Weddings from Around the World

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Weddings from Around the World

Henna Tattoos for a Hindu Wedding

Eight years ago when I married my husband – an Irish-Canadian catholic marrying an Iranian – it was a memorable mesh of cultures. We wrote our own vows and incorporated typical North American wedding elements like a flower girl, bridesmaids and groomsmen with traditional Iranian touches like a wedding spread of fruits, flowers and candles. Now, with two of my friends planning their big days, I’m inspired to explore the intricate details of various cultural weddings that could turn any wedding into a one-of-a-kind event. Here are four traditions to inspire you:

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After obtaining her Honors B.A. and postgraduate journalism degree, Pegah has written and researched for a variety of magazines and newspapers, with celebrities, fashion and travel being her topics of choice. Now settled in Toronto, she has lived in many corners of the world, including the U.S., Switzerland, and Japan. In her spare time, she divides her love unevenly between her poodle, chocolates and shopping.

7 Comments

  1. This is inspiring me to not only find a husband but to get married in multiple countries! lol

    Guess I need to find a man first. One can dream : )

  2. Wow… Such amazingly interesting rituals.
    The cutest I feel is welcoming the Groom with Almonds dipped in Honey, according to Greek wedding traditions!!

    I personally love colorful Indian Weddings.
    A friend of mine once attended a wedding in India. It was a wedding in the state of Bengal. I was mesmerized when I saw the wedding pictures.

    A wedding in itself is such a beautiful event and all these different rituals from different cultures, make wedding an even more heart warming.

  3. Weddings are love. I just love attending events like this. And watching one, too! Be it in the movies, reality tv shows or just attending a plain classic wedding of a friend. This article showed me different traditions in holding a wedding ceremony. It might actually not be a bad idea to suggest to friends to hold traditional weddings… Hmmm.. 😀

  4. Zenab Bello-Osagie

    I absolutely love that Urbanette is all about being unconventional and breaking moulds. Integrating inspiration from around the world is such a great idea!

  5. I love weddings that are unconventional and use influences from multiple cultures. When I get married, I’m going to use some of these ideas. Maybe I’ll do my own henna illustrations.

  6. I adore the Iranian sugar tradition and the henna skin decorations. So charming. @Tinsley – great idea! Silver or gold would look stunning!

  7. I love the Henna one — so pretty! You could do it in gold or silver metallic… would be so glam!

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