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How to do multicultural weddings

It is no secret that I love to travel. I love meeting people and I love learning new customs and traditions which makes Australia a great place to live in. And being a celebrant in Australia is even better as the multicultural weddings are rich in cultures and I enjoy delicately blending traditions into a wedding ceremony.

One lovely wedding I conducted was between a Brazilian groom and an Australian bride. This gorgeous couple had met on a cruise ship where they were both working. 4 years, 5 continents and many sea sick tablets later, they married fittingly on a glass boat in Sydney harbour. The groom's family had traveled from Brazil for the occasion. Being on Australian soil (or waters as the case may be), the couple went to great lengths to make the Brazilian family feel welcome.

During the reception, the head table was draped in both Australian and Brazil flag. The DJ busted out some popular Brazilian tunes and the dance floor was littered with green and gold party hats and streamers. Flip flops (thongs) were made for all the girls so they could dance the night away comfortably with personalised maps of Brazil on one thong and Australia map on the other.

The wedding cake was tastefully decorated with a world map on it symbolising their love for travel and their life together traveling the seas.

It's the little things that make the guests feel welcome and personalises the wedding. A Scotsman wearing a kilt. A Russian toast. A Japanese cutting the cake with a samurai sword. A Jewish man breaking the glass. It's wonderful that we can celebrate these differences within a multicultural wedding.

It's the little things that make the guests feel welcome and personalises the wedding. A Scotsman wearing a kilt. A Russian toast. A Japanese cutting the cake with a samurai sword. A Jewish man breaking the glass. It's wonderful that we can celebrate these differences in a multicultural wedding.

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