Sacred Affairs

Native American 

This ceremony should reflect your Indian heritage. You must know where your relatives and ancestors may have originated from to plan the wedding so that it is a true representation of your family and tribe. Rev. Lorelei knows many traditions and customs that reflect specific tribes in the United States and can work with you to present the truest form possible!

Native American culture is composed of many tribes, each with distinct traditions and customs. It is difficult to characterize any aspect of a wedding as being “Native American”. 

Some traditions are common to many tribes, while others are unique. Most Native Americans believe that in the universe there exists the Great Spirit – a spiritual force that is the source of  all life. The Great Spirit is not pictured as a man in the sky but it is believed to be formless and to exist throughout the universe. The sun is viewed as a manifestation of the power of the Great Spirit.

Some Native American wedding ceremonies are informal, while others are quite formal. When they were not small and informal, they were solemnized with feasts and merrymaking. Evening is the traditional time for the ceremony to occur. Water is used as a symbol of purification and cleansing. The bride and groom have a ceremonial washing of hands to wash away past evils and memories of past loves.