Editor’s Note: Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.
As Eve Abrams planned her wedding, she was excited to have a ceremony that celebrated both her and her future husband’s family traditions. But in searching for the best way to honor her husband’s background, she found that sometimes cultural customs don’t play as LARGE a role as you might like.