The phrase Minneapolis multicultural wedding was truly emphasized not only by the blending of traditions, but by the vast diversity of guest and family who attended. So much so, that even during the blessing, the groom Tuan had the blessing in three different languages!
All wedding days have a few hiccups, however, Earl and I received a call right before we left that rainstorm from the night before had crumpled one of the tents outside where the ceremony was to take place; not only that, but the ground was saturated and everyone was in a bit of a frenzy.
Luckily, Tuan and Kay along with their amazing family and friends just rolled with the situation and made due with a small abandoned horse stable on site. These are the types of wedding day stories I love telling, because not only did the couple keep their calm, they just went with the flow of it all and kept smiling the whole day! This is why the wedding unfolded so beautifully as it did. The rain eventually stopped, the ground dried, and these two soulmates finally got to be wed in front of their friends and family.
Apparently, they had almost met many times throughout their lives but hadn’t actually met until Kay’s sister finally pulled them together. I’m sure she knew based on each of their charismatic charm and playful nature that they were a fantastic match.
Tuan and Kay had waited so long to find each other, that on their wedding day they waited a bit longer and opted for a traditional first look down the isle. (Check out the other first look option) However; they wanted to read each other letters they had written without seeing one another so we used a door to mediate.
During their ceremony they implemented mixed traditions such as a sand ceremony and a small tea ceremony, I couldn’t get enough of Tuan’s playful attitude or Kay’s fantastic laughs.
After the ceremony, the rain had stopped and the night went on as planned; filled with dancing, singing from guests, surprise choreographed dances and much Whiskey.
It was a sweet wedding filled with many candid moments, fantastic laughs, and much joy. Cheers to Tuan and Kay!
For more tips on what to do if it rains on your wedding day, check out these tips from the Knot.