Monthly Archive: August 2013

A Conch Shell at Wedding Symbolizes Something Special

Rev. A.Mauricio sounds the “Pu”… In Hawai’i blowing the

8x10 Conch Shell
  traditionally announces that something special is about to begin… in this case the marriage of Jessica and Nick for whom Rev. A.Mauricio was the Officiant.  Their wedding took place on June 22, 2013 at the Vellano Country Club in Chino Hills.

 

“O’pea” is the Hawaiian form of hand-fasting… the cords for binding were made with the leaves of the sacred ti plant.  Rev. A.Mauricio recited a Hand Blessing as part of this moving ritual.

 

Rev. A.Mauricio with the new Mr. and Mrs.   In addition to the Hawaiian elements representing Jessica’s cultural roots, the “lasso (symbolizing unity)” and “arras (exchange of coins)” were incorporated into the ceremony to represent Nick’s Mexican heritage.  Among his areas of expertise are InterCultural and InterFaith wedding ceremonies.

 

8x10 with Jessica & Nick
8x10 Ope'a - Hand Binding

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Seal Beach Sunset Wedding

 

On the sand in Seal Beach, California with the Pacific Ocean as a back drop Joseph and Lupe exchanged vows, with the sun setting in the background.

The bride prior to the wedding had collected Driftwood and seashells and  crafted a exquisite cross to for the wedding.

That morning and early afternoon it was extremely overcast and sprinkled.  Needless to say we were concerned about the weather, but an hour before the wedding the sun broke through and we ended up with a beautiful sunset.

We believe the experience was custom-made for this lovely couple.

Congratulations Lupe and Joseph!

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Avail yourself with this blog about Veils

Veils have been a long time tradition as headwear for the official wedding ceremony. Though some modern day brides have decided to throw out the traditional thinking of the past, and go for a more modern or bohemian look. Other’s want the traditional look but want a little more personality to it. In the end it is the most special day of the brides life and shouldn’t she feel like a princess? Why not add a tiara to the top of your hair, or channel in some Gatsby by going with a feathered headband or a Juliet cap.

 

Bridesmaids on the other hand don’t have the opportunity to wear a veil as a headpiece, but that doesn’t leave them without options. Have your hairdresser add in some modern hairpins, or even a headband with rhinestones or lace (depending on the theme of the wedding). Don’t fret, SimplyBridal’s newest infographic is a quick introduction on popular styles and will help you figure out which headpiece is right for you.

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Shelly Adams | Relationship Manager | SimplyBridal

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