Ariyan & Yen said their “I do’s” officially at city hall back in January and they decided to have an intimate backyard wedding reception in New Jersey over Memorial Day Weekend. There was not one, not two, but three mini (unofficial) — but definitely sentimental — ceremonies.
The ceremonies that preceded the dance party consisted of: a Chinese tea ceremony, an Indian ceremony and an Iranian ceremony.
THE BENEFITS OF AN INTIMATE BACKYARD WEDDING IN NJ
Having an outdoor wedding reception days, weeks, or months after your wedding ceremony is the way to go these days.
If you’re the type who doesn’t need a big reception or banquet hall, a backyard wedding is perfect. The reasons?
Firstly, you’re in the comfort of your own home — nothing beats that.
Secondly, you get total control of the space. Therefore, the freedom to set off fireworks. We’ll get to those later.
WEDDING TRADITIONS IN THE CHINESE, INDIAN AND IRANIAN CULTURE
The first ceremony to take place is the Chinese tea ceremony. When this is done at a wedding. it is meant to show gratitude toward parents, in-laws, and elders.
Next, the Indian ceremony. The mangalsutra is tied, binding the couple together for life. To make it official, the couple is to walk 7 laps around the Holy Fire, the fire a witness to the vows they make to each other.
Finally, the Iranian traditions. While sitting under a canopy, the couple has a sugar cane ground over them by the women in the fam. This ensures a sweet life together.