Thursday, June 16, 2011

Jubilee Weddings : Seth & Alyssa 4.23.11, Part 2

Day 2 of Seth & Alyssa's Baltimore Wedding..They sure do make one stylish couple!
Event Coordinator Jennifer Grove of Sky Blue Events introduced the couple to the venue, which is a really beautiful location just minutes from downtown Baltimore on a quiet, peaceful street near Loyola's Campus
One thing that was really important to Seth & Alyssa was that their wedding be about family,
and let me tell you, they come from the most amazing & loving families, it was such an honor to
photograph them and get to know their personalities!

The first ceremony was Jewish, to celebrate Seth's faith, followed by a traditional Thai Water Ceremony in honor of Alyssa's heritage.
During the ceremony, the bride and groom kneel together, and a holy string is draped from one head to the other, forming a circle and connecting the couple. This symbolizes their spiritual union. They then ” Wai ” by clasping their palms together in the traditional prayer-like gesture while one by one, guests walk up and pour a conch shell full of sacred water over the couple’s hands while offering a blessing or marital advice. The water ceremony is usually performed by all guests older than the couple, with the grandparents and parents proceeding first, followed by relatives and friends of the family.

2 comments:

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

so sweet, the bride looks just gorgeous. i love those shoes! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Erin Elizabeth said...

Love the shoes on the bride and groom!