Your Hindu-Interfaith Ceremony
A Guide to Celebrating Your Love, Cultures, and Family Traditions in a Fusion Ceremony
This will be out on Diwali, November 4, 2021. Preorder now.
Congratulations! You're getting married to your true love! And now, you have to figure out how to put together a wedding ceremony that celebrates your relationship ... and also makes both of your families happy!
Couples are drawn together by love and the commitment to build their lives together. But there are certain challenges when trying to honor the Hindu traditions of your family along with the beliefs and rituals of your beloved's family. Some couples opt for two separate wedding ceremonies, and others seek ways to blend everything in one fusion ceremony. This book explores the many options available to couples today but has a special focus on combining it all into one unique ceremony.
Your Hindu-Interfaith Wedding takes a respectful look at the Hindu ceremony and what family members expect, and also explores ways in which couples can honor tradition while creating a ceremony that is meaningful and includes everyone. This is sometimes a delicate dance of blending faiths, cultures, and beliefs, and managing the needs of each set of parents.
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway is an interfaith minister with years of experience in helping couples and their families navigate the challenges of planning the ceremony while also offering many creative and sacred solutions for the wedding day while also addressing religious issues.
One couple Rev. Laurie Sue worked with put it this way: "Our wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication. Several family members told us it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever seen. I don't think there was a dry eye in the house. You are such a kind, beautiful soul and you really helped to make our families and traditions come together flawlessly. Thank you for making our dreams come true. It was everything we could have wanted. We are forever grateful for your love and support. Thank you endlessly for everything. Love, Rachel and Ranjan."
In this book, Rev. Laurie Sue offers sample ceremonies, blessings, and insights from her extensive experience that will help from the very start of your engagement and wedding planning.