In her blog, The New World of Wedding Traditions, Celebrant Tade Credgeur, aka The Marrying Lady (www.themarryinglady.com) speaks about her journey in becoming a multi-cultural and multi-faith wedding officiant in an ever changing world of changing world of diversity in Toronto, Canada.
She writes, “In India, it was a blessing to be embraced as part of the family and learn the wedding traditions and customs during the month-long preparations. Today, I post what I’ve learned on my website share my ceremony scripts for the seven steps taken as blessings in Indian ceremonies with other officiants. I can speak to the Persian, sofreh aghd and the honey ceremony.
I can see her point in that even though the wedding industry is rife with cultural norms and misogynistic traditions, our world is becoming a place where love breaks down old boundaries of marrying within colours, creeds or genders. Love has no boundaries. Exploring creative ways to celebrate love and commitment is the new wedding tradition. It is the one and only theme that truly binds us together in this world.