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Batik: The Right Javanese Wedding Pattern

By Jessica Weltersen

Weddings may differ from culture to culture, but regardless of religion, time and place, the essence of wedding ceremonies remains the same. Weddings serve as a way for partners to vow eternal commitment to each other in the eyes of the law and their respective church. In the same way that wedding customs and practices […]

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For the Japanese Groom: The Traditional Hakama

By Jessica Weltersen

Japan is renowned worldwide for its unique customs and practices. There is no disputing that the Japanese culture has made its mark on Western popular culture. From food to clothes, lifestyle to film choices, music to artwork, architecture to traditions, Japan continues its pop culture invasion around the globe. You can witness the richness and […]

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Multicultural Wedding Clothing

By Jessica Weltersen

Wedding ceremonies have one purpose, and that’s to legally and formally acknowledge the romantic union between two people in the eyes of the law and the couple’s church. There is no disputing the fact that wedding ceremonies differ from country to country and culture to culture. A couple’s social class, racial background, religion, country and […]

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The Barong Tagalog: A Classic Filipino Wedding Tradition

By Jessica Weltersen

In the fashion industry, you are what you wear. Filipino men understand the impact of this statement, which is why you’ll hardly ever find them looking lousy on incredibly special occasions, particularly their wedding day. When it comes to Filipino traditional men’s formal wear, there’s no disputing the incredible popularity of the barong tagalog. The […]

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Topor: Traditional Headgear for the Hindu Groom

By Jessica Weltersen

Unlike traditional Western weddings, Asian weddings are often celebrated with much color and style. Following either cultural or religious traditions, Asian weddings are spectacles in themselves. The Hindu wedding, in particular, is an event worth witnessing. Both the bride and groom are dressed to kill in their fashionable and colorful attires. Though there are many […]

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In True Scottish Tradition: The Wedding Sash

By Jessica Weltersen

In traditional marriage ceremonies in Scotland, one of the special parts of the ceremony includes the pinning of the tartan. The tartan refers to a cloth that bears the checkered pattern often used in the creation of kilts. Tartan was traditionally created from woven cloth, but today, more and more couples settle for tartans made […]

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Safa: Sheer Elegance

By Jessica Weltersen

Being part of one of the oldest and traditionally rich religions in the world, the Hindus celebrate the act of marriage wearing colorful garments and performing customs that reflect the importance of the ceremony. (see Hindu Wedding Programs) The Safa The safa is what most Hindu grooms opt to wear on their special day but […]

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For the Indian Bride: The Lehenga Choli

By Jessica Weltersen

For the bride, the wedding is ultimately one of the most important events of her life. It is a ceremony that celebrates the union between two people, a day filled with love and festivities. Wedding practices and customs vary according to the couple’s ethnic group, culture, religion, social class and country. If you want to […]

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Dhoti: No, It’s Not A Skirt!

By Jessica Weltersen

Hindu weddings are always an interesting sight. It’s not just the ceremony that speaks of Hinduism’s tradition, but the wedding attire of both the bride and groom also speaks much about the richness of their customs. If the bride is traditionally dressed in a sari, chanya choli or lengha, the groom is traditionally dressed in […]

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Hanfu: Bringing Tradition Into Modern Weddings

By Jessica Weltersen

Wedding practices, garments and traditions may vary from culture to culture, but there’s no denying that the core idea of the wedding ceremony remains the same: the joining of two people into a marriage recognized by the country’s laws and religion. The Chinese culture is rich both in history and complexity. It is considered to […]

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