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Wedding rituals have been around since the beginning of time. But, wedding trends come and go.
New, eye-popping trends inspired by social media, Hollywood and the Middle East are emerging for 2019 and the Chaldean community is embracing them, customizing them and taking them to exciting new levels.
After the question has been popped and the date has been set, a pivotal wedding planning question inevitably rears its head to a couple – should we have a big wedding or a small wedding? There are benefits to both, no doubt, as well as drawbacks. To help an engaged couple with the decision, Lawrence Yaldo and Andrew Kaina from Top that Table in West Bloomfield and June Abro from A June Event also in West Bloomfield lay out the pros and cons to each.
Readers share their favorite photos of flower girls and ring bearers.
Weddings are inherently rooted in tradition. From Chaldean to American weddings, they’re all about tradition. So, how do you fit in each tradition and make it all work?
It’s rather simple according to wedding planners. They say to just do it! It will enrich your wedding ceremony and reception and make it more interesting and fun.
The end of a marriage brings a palpable sense of loss, one that leaves both individuals reevaluating what they thought they knew so well. Whether the first marriage ended amicably or not, the thought of getting remarried tends to be far off and in some cases, nonexistent.
A wedding is a day consisting of a beautiful ceremony and a joyous reception filled with your closest family and friends. A marriage, however, is a lifetime commitment to one person. That person you say, “I do,” with is now your partner for life, through good times and bad, in sickness and health. But all of those circumstances can be easily compromised if we do not invite God into our marriages. That is the resounding message from the newly revised marriage prep course.
ECONOMICS AND ENTERPRISE
The Chaldean Community Foundation hosted their first annual awards gala on Thursday, November 1. The inaugural gala was hosted at the Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township. Honored at the gala were Jason Najor and Marianna Kattula for their ongoing dedication to the Chaldean Community Foundation. Also recognized were Wireless Vision and Level One Bank for their contributions to the CCF Capital Campaign. Through W3R’s generosity, two students were also awarded $5,000 STEM scholarships.
University of Michigan’s Chaldean American Student Association (CASA) chapter hosted their tenth annual Live From Babylon Event on March 9 at BTB Cantina in Ann Arbor. Each year the CASA board chooses a charity as the beneficiary. This year, CASA chose to honor CODE Legal Aid for their work with the deportation crisis. Raising more than $13,000, CASA surpassed their initial goal of $10,000, making this year’s event the most successful to date.