Renee and Hector: Native American traditions at Augustina Lutheran Church
Renee and Hector were married at the Augustina Lutheran Church in Portland, OR. In honor of her mother’s heritage, the bride chose to incorporate some Native American Wedding traditions: sage smudging and the blanket ceremony.
Sage smudge wands were walked throughout the church. The purpose of the burning sage was to cleanse the church as well as everyone present. As the smoke rose, it took with it any negative energies.
You know I love organs!
Renee and Hector presented their parents with a gift of a vase and a blanket.
Wedding Blanket Ceremony
The bride and groom were wrapped together under one beautiful blanket to symbolize their union.
It was actually pretty hot inside the church, so to stand tight together wrapped in a think blanket was warming things up even more. They had a good laugh about it 🙂
In addition to the Native American ceremony, they recited vows and exchanged rings.
Now, I know this post was about their ceremony, but I have to add two more of my favorites 🙂
After the wedding, they headed to McMenamins Crystal Ballroom for their reception, which included a Mariachi Band!
Lastly, a portrait of the beautiful bride!