Two cultures come together in one wedding with the focus on love. Rachel and Nikko met as teenagers and wanted their long history together and their close-knit families to play a primary role in their Jewish and Filipino infused wedding. The chuppah was most important because the couple wants to always feel protected and bonded throughout their lives. Nikko broke the glass at the end of the ceremony in order to remember the great city of Jerusalem and Rachel’s heritage.
Rachel’s father, who conducted the ceremony, instructed Nikko to break the glass and Nikko was so nervous that it wouldn’t break during the big moment. So after the first stomp, he nervously looked at Rachel’s father then stomped on it again and asked, “Did I break it?” Everyone laughed as Rachel’s father said, “Yup!” and of course they now live happily ever after.
Mazel tov, Rachel and Nikko!
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