Post # 1
Hi everyone! My name is Christine, and my fiance’s name is Jeffrey. We have been together since March 10, 2008, and we’ve been enaged since November 26, 2009. Our wedding date is not official; however, we want the wedding to be on October 26, 2013, or early November 2013. Our ceremony is at Saint Timothy’s Catholic Church in Miami, FL. The reception is at Oasis Banquet Hall in Miami. ( http://www.oasisbanquethall.net ) I’m having the hardest time trying to figure out a theme/wedding colors. Also, I’m having a hard time accomodating seating charts. My family is from Massachusetts, and his family are in Miami. His family is Cuban and have certain traditions;l I’m not Hispanic at all, and have my own traditions. Cultures are different; languages are different. We decided to have the ceremony spoken in English, because although his family doesn’t speak much English; they can understand it. I don’t understand Spanish at all, and neither does my family. Does anybody have any ideas? I really appreciate it!
Post # 3
I love your venue – I think it is beautiful! As far as colors, I think the rooms are very grand and you should go with just about any colors. Since you are getting married in Oct-Nov (late fall/early winter) you can do either a fall theme or a winter theme. If you get married in October, do creams with orange, red and greens in a mixed flower centerpiece. You can do a “wine” theme with plums, browns, reds and golds with fruit like grapes for either month. Keep your table cloths white or ivory and use gold chair sashes. Your
As far as his family, you should probably seat all of his family together and your family should sit together. As for single young adults, seat them altogether – young people are sociable and they will figure out a conversation.
You both should acknowledge your heritage in some way. One of his family members or one of his groomsmen can read a passage from a Spanish bible. If you are Scottish, for instance, you can have a family member say a Celtic prayer. You could incorporate your heritages through food and design, incorporating the American Flag and the Cuban flag somewhere at the venue. You can do an engagement shoot with Cuban folk dancing costumes holding American flags and upload them on your menu cards and thank you cards and escort cards and Save the Date Cards. This way, there is a melding of both families. Do play American and Latino Music so that everyone could enjoy. Choose a wedding dance that is just music for you and your beau to do your first dance. Something soft like a Flamenco or a popular song that you like that has no lyrics.
Good luck! Enjoy the photos!
Post # 5
Beautiful photos! Thank you!