A friend of ours is dating a gentleman from Scotland. We don’t know if wedding bells are in the future, but if they are Dave and I would love to attend a wedding in Scotland. if they decide to say “I do” in New York then I’m sure they’ll include some of his background in the wedding: A plaid palette/theme, kilts for the groom and groomsmen and they may even hire a bagpiper to play during the ceremony, cocktail hour or reception.
Whatever your background, or your groom’s, you can easily personalize your wedding by adding elements of your heritage into your wedding details.
If you’re not sure how or what to include talk to your parents and grandparents for ideas. They may have some ideas as well as details they included in their own weddings to inspire you. For example, my grandparents used a tallis as a chuppah for their ceremony, so we found a chuppah that resembled a tallis for ours.
You can also find great resources online. There are a variety of Web sites that you can find by searching Google or search traditional wedding planning Web sites. Simply enter your specific background and the word wedding and see what comes up.