Fijian-Hindu, Mexican-Catholic, Multi-Faith Wedding Ceremony

Fijian-Hindu, Mexican-Catholic, Multi-Faith Wedding Ceremony

Reena and Enrique initially contacted me to perform a short and sweet, nonreligious elopement ceremony for them on the Pescadero beach where they’d gotten engaged. But their wedding plan quickly morphed as more family members were invited, and as the winter rains fell, and fell, and fell. Eventually they settled on a beautiful house in Half Moon Bay overlooking the Pacific ocean. The more we talked, the clearer it became that they both wanted to honor their families and cultures in some way, and because I speak some Spanish, and know a fair amount about the Hindu deities (having spent much time in Hindu-India) I felt comfortable incorporating those elements into their wedding ceremony.

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So what initially started out as a sweet and simple, no frills, no fuss, beach elopement, turned into a more elaborate Fijian-Hindu, Mexican-Catholic, multi-faith wedding ceremony! Guests were welcomed, incense was lit, Spanish was spoken, mantras were chanted, a love story was told, vows were made, pronouncements were too, and then they were married! Reena and Enrique were two very shiny, happy people, and their love was simply contagious. Gratitude to Cindy Maiyer Photo for capturing the outrageous, vibrant beauty of the moment!


Naomi combined both our cultures by speaking Spanish and including Hindu gods/goddesses while burning incense. It was truly a joyful and loving environment. Naomi went above and beyond our expectations. The fact that she had us just pause and smell a specific scent and asked us to close our eyes to remember this smell and moment was one of the best feelings ever. She really helped create the best day of our life! Thank you so much Naomi!
— Reena & Enrique, Half Moon Bay