There’s nothing like a bit of celebrity wedding gossip and the forthcoming Brad and Angelina wedding is a story I’m following with keen interest – particularly the latest info that Angelina is keen to have something of an ethnic wedding, reflecting the heritage of her Ethiopian, Cambodian and Vietnamese adopted children.
The American couple are said to be tying the knot in their French chateau in August (how romantic will that be!) and it’s sure to be a visually stunning day. I can’t wait to see the photographs.
But in the meantime, Angelina’s ethnic plans have been made me think about ethnic-inspired weddings and traditions. I’ve done a bit of research and discovered the following fascinating facts about ethnic weddings. If you’ve more to add please leave a comment or a suggestion as I’d love to share your thoughts with my readers.
Some Ethnic Wedding Traditions
- At a Cambodian wedding, the ceremony traditionally takes place over three days and nights and the bride undergoes 10 dress changes. If this happens, can’t wait to see all the outfits Angelina decides upon; she’s bound to look fabulous in them all in any case.
- Red is the dominant colour in a Vietnamese wedding. It’s considered lucky and auspicious for a ‘rosy’ future. Also at a Vietnamese wedding, the bride’s mother grooms her daughter’s hair with several combs the night before – with the third comb thought to bring good fortune for the future.
So, who knows what ethnic wedding traditions Brad and Angelina’s wedding will bring? We’ll find out in August, which is said to be when they’ve set the date.
In the meantime, don’t forget to share your own ethnic wedding traditions with us!
(Photograph of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie via Marie Claire)