marriage and a wedding are two different things, although sometimes this simple
fact gets confused. We find it
amusingly ironic that by the time a wedding ceremony begins, the marriage
is already accomplished. Planning a wedding is an excellent test of a
people make assumptions about what a wedding is, and what should take place
during one. Making no such
assumptions, we decided to do something different.
When making decisions about what our wedding should be like, we decided
to incorporate many of the things we love most.
In the end, this created a hodge-podge of elements and traditions from
all over the world.
surprises many people to know that there is no such thing as original American
Culture, except among American Indians. Most
of what we think of as American Culture is chiefly borrowed from European
Culture. We decided to borrow from many
cultures. Please understand that we are not pretending to be Tibetan, Chinese,
Japanese, Celtic, English, Spanish, nor do we claim to belong to a culture that
we do not – we are not trying to put on some kind of costume party.
Rather, we have drawn from certain cultures those elements that we find
particularly unique and meaningful.
Oriental philosophy, Judeo-Christian-Islamic
spirituality, Sacred Tibetan Objects, Hindu Hospitalities, American Indian
blessings, Celtic music, French Pastries, Cajun Bar-B-Q…
you plan a wedding, in many ways you are planning a play.
A wedding is a kind of theater that we have all seen many times.
There is a cast of characters, distinct acts and scenes, props, music,
action, and eventually an exit from the stage.
Our wedding is no different from this.
We have only changed the playbill slightly to incorporate elements not
usually seen in a western wedding. We
hope that you will enjoy our own version of this play.
Shane & Andrea
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