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Matrimony Groom AMR1830775
Matrimony ID - AMR1830775
30 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Sikh, Sikh, English
New York, New York, USA
"I am a PhD student at Charlotte . I have finished my masters in greensboro . I am working on nanotechnology for can..."
Matrimony Groom ANK0535611
Matrimony ID - ANK0535611
28 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Rajput, Hindi
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
"I am Hailey, I like to listen to music and read I'm somewhat adventurous and try activities at least once. My fa..."
Matrimony Groom VAR4153388
Matrimony ID - VAR4153388
28 years / 6 ft 1 in 186 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Hindi
New York, New York, USA
"Hello I go the name theresa I love to laugh I'm respectful and treat others the way I want to be treated. I like ni..."
Matrimony Groom NIT6848566
Matrimony ID - NIT6848566
26 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Rajput, Hindi
Tampa, Florida, USA
"My friend Angelia never married, no kids, never smoked or drunk, very educated with Bachelors & Associate degree. V..."
Matrimony Groom AZH4072740
Matrimony ID - AZH4072740
29 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Kongu Vellala Gounder, Tamil
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
"I am currently a student pursuing my Bachelors degree in Information Technology. I am hard working, organized, and ..."
Matrimony Groom ABD5086210
Matrimony ID - ABD5086210
29 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Hindi
Chevy Chase, Maryland, 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 Groom SAN8702166
Matrimony ID - SAN8702166
28 years / 6 ft 1 in 186 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya / Odia
New York, New York, 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 Groom SAI8672077
Matrimony ID - SAI8672077
30 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Telaga, Telugu
Secaucus, New Jersey, USA
"I come from an upper middle class family. The most important thing in my life is religious believes, moral values &..."
Matrimony Groom RUS5087868
Matrimony ID - RUS5087868
27 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Marathi
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
"My daughter is a medical graduate from India, applying for internal medicine residency in the United States. She is..."
Matrimony Groom AML5020263
Matrimony ID - AML5020263
29 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya / Odia
Seattle, Washington, USA
"Hi I am jaishree sister. She is lovely sweet fun loving. Caring .dedicated in her work. Modern in her ideas yet tr..."
Matrimony Groom RAA1014415
Matrimony ID - RAA1014415
29 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Chettiar, Kannada
Redmond, Washington, USA
"hello.. i like reading books ,cookig. and i believe in hardworking...."
Matrimony Groom BRA6618780
Matrimony ID - BRA6618780
27 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Reddy, Telugu
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
"Hello Everyone!!! Am Farida Coleman by name, am a young, openhearted, cheerful, down to earth kind of lady. i lov..."
Matrimony Groom SUN4554837
Matrimony ID - SUN4554837
30 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
North Salt Lake, Utah, USA
"Hi there, I\'m in search of a compatible life partner for my daughter, who would be a great companion throughout he..."
Matrimony Groom ACH2676053
Matrimony ID - ACH2676053
27 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Vaishnav, Gujarati
Chicago, Illinois, USA
"I like to read the Bible. California high school work at the coffee shop my aunt live a happy life. God fearing fa..."
Matrimony Groom AKA2640288
Matrimony ID - AKA2640288
26 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Anaheim, California, USA
"..."
Matrimony Groom MIK9880882
Matrimony ID - MIK9880882
29 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Leva Patil, English
Pensacola, Florida, USA
"..."
Matrimony Groom SHI4125567
Matrimony ID - SHI4125567
27 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Kapu, Telugu
Los Angeles, California, USA
"..."
Matrimony Groom PRA2754561
Matrimony ID - PRA2754561
25 years / 6 ft 4 in 194 cm
Hindu, Kapu, Telugu
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
"..."
Matrimony Groom JAY6180104
Matrimony ID - JAY6180104
30 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Tempe, Arizona, USA
"..."
Matrimony Groom SHI2430101
Matrimony ID - SHI2430101
24 years / 6 ft 3 in 191 cm
Hindu, Patel, Gujarati
Tampa, Florida, USA
"..."
Matrimony Groom DAV5547880
Matrimony ID - DAV5547880
24 years / 6 ft 2 in 188 cm
Christian, Other, English
Germantown, Maryland, USA
"..."
Matrimony Bride MUB8637702
Matrimony ID - MUB8637702
28 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Urdu
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
"I am a PhD student at Charlotte . I have finished my masters in greensboro . I am working on nanotechnology for can..."
Matrimony Bride HAI3738530
Matrimony ID - HAI3738530
26 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Christian, Other, English
Arlington, Texas, USA
"I am Hailey, I like to listen to music and read I'm somewhat adventurous and try activities at least once. My fa..."
Matrimony Bride DON6536362
Matrimony ID - DON6536362
51 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Muslim, Sunni, English
San Francisco, California, USA
"Hello I go the name theresa I love to laugh I'm respectful and treat others the way I want to be treated. I like ni..."
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
26 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
32 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
32 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..."
Matrimony Bride MAR9544466
Matrimony ID - MAR9544466
33 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Christian, Other, Other
Sacramento, California, USA
"I like to read the Bible. California high school work at the coffee shop my aunt live a happy life. God fearing fa..."

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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.