- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
I think I might have asked a similar question before so if so, my apologies.
Here’s the thing. Fiance is of Mexican heritage, but was raised in Iowa. I, on the other hand, have a lot of Scottish and Irish heritage, but I was raised in South Texas. I have a greater affinity for and understanding of Hispanic culture than my Hispanic Fiance, in some ways. It’s kind of funny actually. She just cusses in Spanish. 😉
So our wedding has elements that are traditionally Celtic, some specifically Irish, some rather overtly Pagan (though we are not practicing pagans we are kind of quasi-pagan you could say)…
We are incorporating things into the ceremony that are more Celtic, esp. in readings and so forth, the reception will have some Mexican touches… and the cake will have cherry blossoms!!
Oh, and the invites too, are also cherry blossoms. No reason, except that I love cherry blossoms and what they signify. I have a large cherry blossom tattoo on my left upper arm. I was born in Japan, and I remember most of all the pics my mom had of the cherry blossoms in bloom (I was too little to actually remember living there).
And I love vintage stuff, so there will be that here and there… like vintage hankies on a table at the ceremony for guests, and vintage attire all around.
We will have Mexican wedding cookies as favors, a wedding papel picado above the cake table, and some Mexican paper flowers as table decor.
We’re marrying in a church and being married by a Lutheran officiant, but with no overt God references, just a ceremony that is spiritual in nature… we’re incorporating a handfasting into the ceremony. And possibly a Pablo Neruda reading.
I might go with Mexican paper flowers for my bouquet and the bouts as well, not sure.. but I’ll also carry a sixpence in my shoe and a horseshoe (small) most likely will appear in/on my bouquet somewhere too.
So, yeah, Hispanic, Irish, Pagan, Celtic, vintage, and cherry blossoms. Will people think we just couldn’t make decisions? Do I really care what people think (no, not really, but this wedding stuff has me sometimes wishy washy on that)… do y’all think it sounds like a big mess or just a reflection of “us”?