- 10 years ago
- Wedding: December 1969
I am from Spanish descent and am Catholic. My Fiance is a pakistani atheist from a muslim family. I am trying combine traditions from both side. Kind of hard to seek advice from his family that is not happy about me not being muslim. I am getting some help from other indian friends. We decided to do a garden ceremony. No church, no religion inolved. He said he would gladly have the catholic church wedding if it meant making me happy. But because he offered that on his own, it made it easy for me to decide not to have a church or temple ceremony. Its about making both of us happy. And I guess also to TRY to make both families happy. Its going to be colorful. I love that about Indian weddings. White bores me. Thinking of doing the flower garland. It’s a fusion, since in catholic ceremony we do the lasso which signifies the unity of the couple. And well now that lasso is made of fresh flowers for our ceremony. I am wearing a very traditional, very vintage spanish dress. Nothing poofy, Straight with alot of lace & bead detail with the flat veil similar to the dupatta.That was so hard to find! The dress is ivory. I wouldnt mind doing the mehndi. His brothers and sisters now seem to accept the marriage. They know his brother is not changing his mind. Still looking for ideas.