In the American culture one of the most important traditions among women is the engagement. Woman are so interested in the love story behind the couple and how romantic the event is. Emily met her groom through a mutual friend. Marvin and Emily hit it off immediately. They started dating and did so for about three years prior to him asking her to marry him. In March of 2014, Marvin took Emily to her favorite place in the country and got down on one knee and proposed to Emily. When he proposed he gave her a stunning ring that she had waited quite a while for and of course she said yes!
To me the proposal is a tradition that has always seemed awkward, however, many people enjoy this romantic ritual. In my opinion in the U.S. we over dramatize this tradition. It has to be the perfect place, the perfect time of the day, the perfect setting and be romantic. I have lived in other cultures where it is more of an agreement to get married and not as much of a romantic gesture. Being a couple and in love with one another should be romantic enough without all of the drama.
Once, Emily had said yes to her fiancé, Marvin, she began the planning process. She had decided that planning for this wedding would take a full year and a half. Emily had decided to participate in many traditional wedding traditions that take time to plan.
The length of time chosen was to plan, save money and purchase items for the reception over a long period of time.
One tradition i...
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... and groom to receive extra money for their new life together.
Up next came cutting the traditional three tier cake which was decorated to perfection. The cake was traditional in look but non traditional in flavors. One of the layers was pumpkin spice and it was my favorite. There are so many flavors for cakes and I enjoy that they chose flavors to complement the season of the wedding.
As I looked around this wedding reception I did not see one unhappy person. There is so much joy in bringing a large group of people together for a wedding. Celebrating the marriage of Marvin and Emily was a delight I will not forget. The evening ended with a magnificent display of fireworks. This was a new tradition for me to see a fireworks show at the end of the reception. I believe it will be a tradition that I would like to carry on for my children on their wedding day.
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