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Matrimony Groom ABD5086210
Matrimony ID - ABD5086210
29 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Hindi
Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA
"please get in touch with me to know more in detail. Thanks...."
Matrimony Groom SAN8702166
Matrimony ID - SAN8702166
28 years / 6 ft 1 in 186 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya / Odia
New York, New York, USA
"My son is a cool, calm & composed. Brilliant student & deep thinker, he loves football, water sports, classical mus..."
Matrimony Groom NAG2888684
Matrimony ID - NAG2888684
26 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
San Diego, California, USA
"Hi there, I have completed my Masters in US and currently working as an Engineer. I am a simple, easy going who..."
Matrimony Groom PRA8306888
Matrimony ID - PRA8306888
28 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Gujarati
Houston, Texas, USA
"Matrimoney, Hey! Pratik Raval here! I am a simple man with simple materialistic needs. I like to take vacations, en..."
Matrimony Groom SHI4125567
Matrimony ID - SHI4125567
26 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Kapu, Telugu
Los Angeles, California, USA
"I am 26 years old, 57 tall, with a medium build and cheerful outlook towards life. I am a CS graduate from UCM and ..."
Matrimony Groom PRA2754561
Matrimony ID - PRA2754561
25 years / 6 ft 4 in 194 cm
Hindu, Kapu, Telugu
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
"We are traditional family,Praveen is energitic personality,He studiedMS(Com.Sci) at NewYork,B.Tech at Sastra Uniers..."
Matrimony Groom JAY6180104
Matrimony ID - JAY6180104
29 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Tempe, Arizona, USA
"I was born and brought up in India. I am currently doing PhD. I am looking for potential bride...."
Matrimony Groom SHI2430101
Matrimony ID - SHI2430101
24 years / 6 ft 3 in 191 cm
Hindu, Patel, Gujarati
Tampa, Florida, USA
"Matri money, Hi, I am Shivam Patel. I am Hindu - Leva Patel (Leuva Patel). I am an Electrical Engineer and currentl..."
Matrimony Groom DAV5547880
Matrimony ID - DAV5547880
23 years / 6 ft 2 in 188 cm
Christian, Other, English
Germantown, Maryland, USA
"Hi. Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a nice caring loving sweet hardworking man. I currently work at Giant F..."
Matrimony Groom SAM7560260
Matrimony ID - SAM7560260
29 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Maharashtrian, Marathi
Miami, Florida, USA
"Sameer is best friend of mine , He is very humble down to earth person . He is family oriented person , prefers to ..."
Matrimony Groom JYO3078775
Matrimony ID - JYO3078775
28 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Gujarati, Gujarati
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
"Hi, thanks for visiting my profile. I have done my Masters from ACCT college and currently working in the Pharmacy..."
Matrimony Groom BHA7654065
Matrimony ID - BHA7654065
27 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Tamil
Boise, Idaho, USA
"Born and raised in Pune in a traditional Iyengar family, my upbringing has a mix of both Tamil and Marathi cultures..."
Matrimony Groom RAV6608398
Matrimony ID - RAV6608398
30 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Kapu, Telugu
Fremont, California, USA
"I'm IT professional working in Bay Area, USA. I'm fun loving person with positive thinking and energy. Nature lover..."
Matrimony Groom ADH2273916
Matrimony ID - ADH2273916
27 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Tamil
Longview, Texas, USA
"Hello, My son Adhitya was born in U.S.A and is being raised in U.S.A. He is settled in U.S.A. recently graduated fr..."
Matrimony Groom MAK5112733
Matrimony ID - MAK5112733
30 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Padmashali, Telugu
Houston, Texas, USA
"Hey there! I am a software engineer working in Houston Tx since 3 years. I m pretty laid back, easy going, so is my..."
Matrimony Groom NAR2877572
Matrimony ID - NAR2877572
29 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Sikh, Sikh, Punjabi
Manhattan, Kansas, USA
"I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Plant Genetics from Kansas State. Hobbies-wise, I like traveling and have been t..."
Matrimony Groom VIS5203567
Matrimony ID - VIS5203567
29 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
San Jose, California, USA
"This is a profile for my son. Vishwasu has done B.E Electronics & Communication and Master's in Electrical Engineer..."
Matrimony Groom NAV3007742
Matrimony ID - NAV3007742
25 years / 4 ft 6 in 137 cm
Sikh, Sikh, Punjabi
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
"He is a down to earth, honest, smart, adventure loving, energetic person. He is analytic and enjoys the exchange of..."
Matrimony Groom SRI1367542
Matrimony ID - SRI1367542
30 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Telugu
Plano, Texas, USA
"We are orthodox telugu brahmins but of moderate traditional values.We got arranged marriages for both of our elder ..."
Matrimony Groom SAN2544870
Matrimony ID - SAN2544870
27 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Patel, Gujarati
Edison, New Jersey, USA
"Hiii I am family oriented person.we are family of 4 person. My father is great businessman,mom is housewife. I ha..."
Matrimony Groom s9piyush
Matrimony ID - s9piyush
30 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Marathi
Lombard, Illinois, USA
"I am a simple and straightforward person.I respect good qualities of self and others.Always believe in enjoying bot..."
Matrimony Bride ANG2747041
Matrimony ID - ANG2747041
45 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Christian, Born Again, English
London, Kentucky, USA
"My friend Angelia never married, no kids, never smoked or drunk, very educated with Bachelors & Associate degree. V..."
Matrimony Bride CAT6434358
Matrimony ID - CAT6434358
21 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Christian, Roman Catholic, English
Alsip, Illinois, USA
"I am currently a student pursuing my Bachelors degree in Information Technology. I am hard working, organized, and ..."
Matrimony Bride HAI2876860
Matrimony ID - HAI2876860
25 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Christian, Born Again, English
Arlington, Texas, USA
"I am Hailey I'm 26 yrs old I like to watch movies and hangout with friends and listen to music My family is tra..."
Matrimony Bride FAT3442271
Matrimony ID - FAT3442271
31 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Urdu
Chicago, Illinois, USA
"I'm easy going on the outside but underneath beats the heart of a raging type A personality that speaks Of Love,car..."
Matrimony Bride BHA7567537
Matrimony ID - BHA7567537
27 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Arora, Hindi
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
"I come from an upper middle class family. The most important thing in my life is religious believes, moral values &..."
Matrimony Bride MAD2321050
Matrimony ID - MAD2321050
28 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Telugu
Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA
"My daughter is a medical graduate from India, applying for internal medicine residency in the United States. She is..."
Matrimony Bride jaishree
Matrimony ID - jaishree
37 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Nadar, Tamil
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
"Hi I am jaishree sister. She is lovely sweet fun loving. Caring .dedicated in her work. Modern in her ideas yet tr..."
Matrimony Bride Manv
Matrimony ID - Manv
30 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Sikh, Sikh, Punjabi
California City, California, USA
"hello.. i like reading books ,cookig. and i believe in hardworking...."
Matrimony Bride fardia1
Matrimony ID - fardia1
31 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Muslim, Sunni, English
Riverhead, New York, USA
"Hello Everyone!!! Am Farida Coleman by name, am a young, openhearted, cheerful, down to earth kind of lady. i lov..."
Matrimony Bride Aaash
Matrimony ID - Aaash
29 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Christian, Nadar, Tamil
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
"Hi there, I\'m in search of a compatible life partner for my daughter, who would be a great companion throughout he..."

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About USA Matrimony

From California to the New York island, from the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters, America has some of the most astonishing destinations in the world. Just like these enthralling destinations, the American matrimonial ceremony is also one of the most riveting wedding ceremonies of the world. White weddings are most popular among Americans almost 80% weddings fall under this category. Rest 20% are divided between non- religious marriages, Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic marriages.

Now its time to discuss each of the wedding customs separately.

White Weddings

White wedding type originates from the white colour of the bride's wedding dress, as popularized by Queen Victoria 1. Following are the major rituals taking place during these weddings.

Pre-Wedding Rituals

The host sends invitations to the wedding guests, usually one to two months before the Wedding. This is followed by a Bridal shower. It occurs a day prior to the wedding it includes the offering of wedding gifts to the bride. Wedding gifts are most commonly sent to the bride's or host's home before the wedding day. These gifts are not intended to be opened but rather placed aside for later delivery to the newlyweds' home.

A colour scheme is selected by wedding planner to match everything from bridesmaids' dresses, flowers, invitations, and decorations, though there is no necessity in doing so. These traditions are meant to decorate everything in the colour similar to the brides dress so as to confuse the evil spirits from harming the bride.

At The Wedding

The white wedding ceremony may take place anywhere, but often a church (known as a religious wedding), courthouse (known as a military wedding), or outdoor venue (known as destination weddings). During the ceremony, it is customary to include bridesmaids ( usually the best or closest female friend of the bride is given this place of honor. If married, she is called as a “matron of honor”) and groomsmen (usually the best or closest male friend or a relative of the groom is given this place of honor) in the event.

The bride arrives at the Venue in the vehicle sent by the groom. The bride's father accompanies her on her walk down the aisle to give her daughter to the groom. Then they exchange wedding vows followed by an exchange of wedding rings. A ceremonial kiss traditionally concludes the ceremony. It is believed that this kiss allows the couples' souls to mingle together. Now the couple leaves the wedding hall. Uncooked rice is sometimes thrown at the newlyweds as they leave the ceremony as a symbol of fertility. Finally, at the threshold of venue, the newly married woman throws her bouquet to the unmarried women at the wedding. The one who catches the bouquet is supposedly the next to be married.

At The Wedding Reception

Drinks, snacks, and full-fledged meal, especially are served to the guests and wedding party mingle to celebrate the occasion. The best men and/or maids of honour will toast newlyweds with personal thoughts, stories, and well-wishes for the couple. The Wedding cakes are cut jointly by the couple as symbols of. The first pieces of the wedding cake are shared between the couple.

Wedding Among Jewish Communities In America

Jewish couples are married under the chupah (a decorated tent-like structure). This symbolizes that the bride and groom are coming together and creating a new home. This religious tradition comes from the Biblical wedding of Abraham and Sarah. In a Jewish wedding, both the bride and the groom are walked down the aisle by both of their parents, which is different from other religions. This is followed by ring ceremony. A Jewish wedding contract the ketubah is signed by the couple. The rabbi (priest of Jews) reads it under the chupah. The wedding is concluded with a reception party.

Marriage among Hindus of America

Hindu weddings in America also have some unique tradition. It starts with a formal engagement. Then various pre-wedding rituals like Haldi (application of turmeric paste on the body of the couple), Mehndi (embellishment of artistic designs by Heena paste on hands and feet of the bride) and Sangeet (Musical celebration of the wedding). On the wedding day, the groom along with his procession reaches the venue. He is welcomed by the bride's party. This is followed by exchanging of garlands (Jaimala) between the couple which represents the acknowledgment of acceptance and respect. Then a sacred fire (Havan) is lit, and the couple takes seven round of the fire while taking the seven sacred wedding vows. The wedding is concluded by application of Vermillion on the bride's forehead. In America, a marriage registration is also important to legalize the Hindu wedding. This has to be done within 14 days of the marriage.

Marriage Among Buddhists of America

Pre-Wedding Rituals

Khachang - Among the Buddhists, either the parents or the boy choose his prospective bride. Once the bride is chosen a family friend visits girls house along with a bottle of Whisky and a white silk scarf called Khada to offer. I case girl's family agrees they make a knot in the scarf as the sign of acceptance of the alliance. the engagement date is fixed.

Nangchang - It is a formal engagement ceremony presided over by a lama or Rimpoche. The guests would bring Tsang and many kinds of meat to the girl's house. They gift rice and chicken, especially to the girl's mother. This is a token payment to the mother for having breastfed her girl. The young couple live together either in the girl's or the boy's house after the engagement.

Marriage Rituals - All gather in front of the shrine of Lord Budhha then the boy and the girl and others would recite the Tisarana, Pancasila and the Vandana in either English or Pali. The boy and the girl light the candles and incense sticks and offer to the image of Buddha and around it. This is followed by reciting of wedding vows by the couple that is prescribed for each of them in the Sigilovdda Sutta (Digha Nikilya). The marriage is concluded with the parents or the assembly resiting the Mangala Sutta and Jayamangala Gatha as a means of offering their blessings for the couple.

Rituals After Marriage - The girl's departure from her paternal house is selected from the Kika (horoscope). This day could be any day between the first day after marriage till the tenth day.