I hear you. I grew up in the Catholic faith and always imagined I would be married in the Church. But when the time came, it didn't make sense for me. I didn't feel like my religion represented my priorities and values anymore. And my fiancé was raised in the Muslim faith but wasn't practicing. So neither of us felt at home in our religions.There was no default plan that would work.
We did want a meaningful ceremony. And we did want to honor our families and cultures. So we designed a ceremony that brought in the best aspects of the Irish Catholic tradition and Muslim Persian.culture. It was quite a mashup but filled with love and meaning.As a bridal coach and a spiritual seeker, I have a deep reverence for history and tradition and family while at the same time honoring the modern realities and perspectives of so many couples. I believe there is a way to have it all. And have it be uniquely your own.