Last Updated Dec 5, 2019 11:55 AM EST
In our World of Weddings series, "CBS This Morning" is exploring the different ways people get married and celebrate their love around the globe. From India to the United States, and South Africa to Israel, we sent a team of correspondents to witness unique ceremonies and understand what marriage means in different cultures.
In India, arranged marriages are as strong as ever
In our first report, Ramy Inocencio travels to India, a country where modern technology is blending with centuries-old marriage traditions. Amidst all the food, fireworks and high-end production of an Indian wedding celebration, centuries-old traditions likeremain alive and well there. About 90% of all Indian weddings are arranged.
In the U.S., tiny ceremonies are a budget-friendly solution
In the United States, we introduce you to a couple who met online and are bucking traditions to make the wedding work for them — and their budget of $8,000. Adriana Diaz takes a look at the, where beautiful wedding packages can be a bite-sized version of the lavish parties.
In South Africa, a mixed-race couple blends tradition with modern ceremony
Once outlawed and punishable by prison, celebrating love across racial and cultural barriers would have been unimaginable in apartheid South Africa. Debora Patta meets one modern andthat shows us what it's like incorporating traditional African customs with a thoroughly modern celebration.
In Israel, a same-sex couple finds legal loophole for marriage
Gay marriage is not legal in Israel. While the country embraces gay tourists, it lags behind when it comes to gay rights. Seth Doanewhere he met a same-sex couple who had to find a legal loophole to get their marriage recognized.