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The Assamese Hindu Wedding – Pre-Wedding Ceremony

Marriage is the most important social as well as religious event in Indian culture.

Indian weddings are known for their grandeur and elaborate nature.

Most weddings in India last from 3-5 days, full of fun, frolic, numerous rituals, plentiful of delicious foods, and lots of music and partying.

These are some of the Pre-Wedding ceremonies:

Hindu Wedding Assamese Style – Introduction

I have been quite intrigued by the stories and pictures shared with me by my colleagues from India, who experienced their own traditional Assamese Hindu Wedding, and numerous others of their family and friends.

Marriages in India used to be arranged by the parents of the future bride and groom, but this practice has lessened considerably now, and the “in love” marriages are becoming more popular. However, the parents from both sides still play a very prominent role

Ukrainian Wedding – Korovai, Greeting Bread, and Wedding Cake

June is a very popular month for weddings, at least in the United States. I have attended many weddings with various traditions, but if you ever attended a Ukrainian wedding, you can attest to the fact that there is lots of food, endless desserts, special breads (Greeting Bread and Korovai) in addition to the Wedding Cake, and lots of dancing, to most likely lots of very fast beats of a Ukrainian live band.

Necklace and Earrings, as gifts for Bridesmaids.

I just visited a site which posted several great ideas for Brides-to-Be, to utilize as gifts for their Bridesmaids. I left my comments about a stunning gift my daughter-in-law created for her Bridesmaids, a bead necklace and matching earrings, in complementing colors to their dresses. She bought the beads, and created the jewelry by herself, which gave this gift a very thoughtful and personal touch. Every time the girls will wear this jewelry, they will remember the special day they all shared together.