I’ve written a little about my fiancé’s Mexican heritage and the various ways we’re thinking about his family throughout our wedding day. But I should also mention how we’re crafting our ceremony to incorporate my family as well.
Late 1800s, A Filipina bride poses for a photograph with her family and two American soldiers. | via University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
My mother’s side is from the Philippines, which has an incredibly rich culture that was shaped by numerous colonizations and migrations over the centuries. If you’ve eaten much Filipino food you’d recognize the combination of Malay, Spanish, Mexican, American, and Chinese flavors that reflect our history perfectly.