Cultural Traditions

It’s in the Stars

  The use of astrology in determining compatibility and even influencing the wedding day and surrounding details is a practice used in many cultures around the world. It was a big part of the Netflix hit “Indian Matchmaking” that premiered…

Cultural Traditions: Celtic Handfasting

  It’s no secret that we here at “Let Them Eat Cake” like our costume dramas – OK, maybe we are a little obsessed with them. But whether it’s “Downton Abbey” on PBS or “Versailles” from Canal+ on Netflix, we…

Cultural Traditions: The Lebanese Zaffe

  American weddings, more specifically New Orleans weddings, can be filled with tradition and also might include a few shenanigans. But while researching the history of the wedding reception, we stumbled upon a cultural tradition that could put even a…

Cultural Traditions: Cambodian (or Khmer) Weddings

Nestled between Thailand and Vietnam, the Cambodian culture holds wedding ceremonies to the highest standards. These events, bonding the bride and groom together, are meant to be a large-scale spectacle for family, friends and even tourists to enjoy. Traditionally, the…

Cultural Traditions: The Māori Haka

Last week, a beautifully chilling video surfaced. In it, a bride and groom emotionally watch on as their friends and family perform a native chant. Although outside of the traditional realm of wedding performances, the video ended up captivating and…

Cultural Traditions: Unity Bowl

In New Orleans, where our lives are a gumbo pot of different traditions and cultures, it’s only appropriate to incorporate these diverse cultures and influences into our wedding days. Influence can come from anywhere and any culture. It’s not necessarily…

Cultural Traditions: Jewish Wedding Ceremonies

There are some cultures where traditions and rituals have been practiced for generations with no sign of slowing down. Jewish faith practices have stood the test of time, especially when it comes to wedding ceremonies. Both beautiful and intriguing, Jewish…

Cultural Traditions: Thai Wedding Garlands

Many countries and cultures add their own symbols and meanings into their wedding ceremonies. Each addition, from flowers to wardrobe, offers something special to the ceremony. Whether you or your partner come from strong cultural backgrounds or, as a couple,…