A wedding is a special but stressful event. When the couple come from two different cultures, it’s challenging to incorporate both sets of traditions. A growing number of wedding planners are helping out.
Berkeley, CA-based ZahZoom Weddings helped Rachel Carroll, of Jewish faith, and Trinidadian Michelle Matt in their cross-cultural nuptials. The couple walked down the aisle to Caribbean steel drums and were read the Torah by a rabbi under a chuppah, or wedding canopy. Chinese American Ada Chen and Sachin Rekhi, who is Indian American, had Oakland-based wedding planner Marilyn Ambra assist in blending the styles and traditions of both cultures.
As more people from different cultures marry, planning becomes complicated, with couples seeking to incorporate and honor both sets of traditions. Sometimes it takes a professional to help make the event a meaningful blend. Retail brands could expand their registry offerings to reflect the growth of cross-cultural marriages