With wedding traditions from all around the world, from the customs, the attire and the food, we thought we’d share some of our favorites with you. Whether you’ve had the chance to attend such a wedding or looking forward to experiencing one here are some of the more common traditions we’ve had the chance to be a part of.
Lazo (Mexican/Filipino tradition) –
a large rosary, rope or a band of flowers, in a figure eight around the couple’s necks to represent their eternal unity.
Francesca paid homage to Filipino culture and incorporated the lazo in their wedding ceremony.
[Photo Credit: J. Anne Photography]
Qipao (Chinese tradition) –
a bright-red silk dress with intricate gold embroidery. These loose, high-necked, long-sleeved gowns fell all the way to the ground — revealing only the bride’s head, hands and toes.
You might remember Marquita’s spin on the qipao from hers and Simon’s wedding at Bellagio this past summer! Just gorgeous!
[Photo Credit: Adam Frazier Photographer]
Ha-Motzi (Jewish tradition) –
is a blessing over bread recited before eating. It is the most frequently said of the Hebrew blessings, used for Shabbat, holidays and other occasions.
Here’s a look back to Amy & Ryan’s Ha-Motzi during their wedding at Congregation Ner Tamid.
[Photo Credit: Studio N Photography]
The next time you attend a wedding with nods to any of these traditions, we hope you can teach a fellow guest a thing or two as well!