Mixing Traditions

Daisy and Bill were married on the evening of 9/26/16 at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows. I had never been there before and it is a impressive gigantic hall used for corporate conventions, weddings and shows. Daisy’s family is from India and Bill is from the USA. The couple had a traditional Indian wedding in the morning and a Christian wedding in the evening. They had a really full day and it was really interesting to hear about the proceedings in the earlier ceremony. The guy handling the music for the ceremony was about ½ hour late – but everyone handled it well. I told the guest that we had a technical difficulty that was taking a little while to fix and they could get up and visit until we were ready to start. This couple has an absolutely great story about their relationship that I shared in the ceremony. Their ceremony went extremely well and I received a lot of positive response from the guests. An uncle talked to me after the ceremony. 48 years ago he met his wife on one day, they got engaged the next day and married at the end of that week. The Pastor tried to talk them out of it, but they went ahead. He was then shipped off to Viet Nam right after the wedding and they were not together again for about a year. Their marriage has not only survived, but done very well . . . what a cool story!

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