Romantic Ghanaian and Jewish Fusion Winery Wedding
October 23, 2018
California
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Okay, my heart is on overdrive from this abundantly joyous California winery wedding! Fallon and Jeremy's romantic, whirlwind-of-blush wedding was also a beautiful mix of their backgrounds being Jewish and Ghanaian. Another detail that I'm obsessed with is what Fallon chose to do in lieu of the traditional bouquet toss... read the deets below!
'Maids all in navy... and we're loving it! I especially adore the different dresses that allowed Fallon's besties to choose what they fancied!
ALL weddings are some of life's happiest moments, but the smiles on Fallon and Jeremy's faces put a smile on MY face. What bliss! I also found myself staring at the stunning, wildly composed blooms... so beautiful.
Give me those DAHLIAS! Such a perfect touch for the romantic theme during their wedding... florals on florals and romance on romance!
From the bride: Jeremy and I are both very social people with incredibly different backgrounds. Jeremy is Jewish and I am a first-generation Ghanaian. We wanted to pay tribute to both of our heritages throughout our ceremony. We also have a shared love of dance so the music was incredibly important to us.

We really wanted all of our guests to feel how much Jeremy and I love each other and how we are a really great match for each other. We both love to read and are always sharing our favorite books with each other. We wanted to have a literary theme so each table was named after our favorite authors. Coming up with that list together was one of our favorite moments of wedding planning. For place-settings, each guest had their full name printed on small scroll that they could then re-purpose as a bookmark and all of our signs were printed on scrolls.

Our wedding cake also had one of my favorite literary quotes imprinted on the fondant flowers and Jeremy's groom's cake was a massive book with the Princeton shield on it. I know that a lot of my friends forewarned me that the wedding planning process could put a lot of strain on relationships. Jeremy and I went into it constantly reminding each other that we were planning a day that was supposed to be for us and represent how far we've come as a unit. We would try to wedding plan while listening to music and constantly make each other laugh. We would take dance breaks. We tried to keep in mind that the wedding would be over before we knew it so we needed to cherish every moment.

I highly recommend that the entire process be done together because it is such a happy time for the couple. A big highlight from our day was the Ghanaian outfit change that Jeremy and I had planned. Only my maid and matron of honors knew that we had a second outfit so our guests were FLOORED when we came out dancing to Drake's "God's Plan". The musical choice was completely by chance but it worked out wonderfully. Another highlight was my decision to forgo the traditional bouquet toss and instead have all of the women in attendance (single or married) join me on the dance floor for "Strong Independent Woman" dance. It was so fun to dance with all of the women who have supported me throughout my life.
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