Mexico: Lasso My Heart

During the ceremony, as a Mexican couple is exchanging their vows, a “lazo,” or lasso, made of rosary beads and flowers is draped around their shoulders in the shape of a figure eight. Not only does “el lazo” represent the union of the couple, but its shape also resembles the infinity symbol, signifying just how […]

Indonesia: Got to Go? Not So Fast

Spending the first three days confined to their home together sounds kind of sweet for Indonesian couples in Borneo—except for the fact that the point of this practice is to keep the newlyweds from using the bathroom in order to strengthen their bond (and their bladders!). Talk about a test of patience.