Monday Morning Inspiration: Happy National Ice Cream Day

Summer Modern Jewish Weddings & Ice Cream–Heck Yeah!

With love for ice cream inherited from my Mom (and my love for the dessert bar) how could Modern Jewish Wedding not devote a post to yesterday’s National Ice Cream Day!

An ice cream sundae bar in action.

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This Modern Jewish Wedding couple brought in their own ice cream truck.
interfaith Jewish wedding Chicago late night ice cream truck

This trendy Modern Jewish Bat Mitzvah did an ice cream sundae bar with unique serving vessels.
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Having a vintage MJW?
Vintage Wedding Ice Cream Dessert Bar

Add root beer to this picture and you can serve root beer floats.
Ice Cream Buffet Station | jewish Wedding, Mitzvah, Party

Here are lots more ways you can use ice cream in your Modern Jewish Wedding, Mitzvah or Celebration!

Image Credits and Resources:
ice cream cones served as shots (papaya, coconut lime & mango) from Brides, roses in ceramic ice cream cone vases from Southern Accents, pinwheel ice cream cone folded note card from Inkspot Workshop on Etsy, row of 3 ice cream cone presentations from Sweet Paul
(photos by Alexandra Grablewski), ice cream cones with striped paper wrappers from Kelly Oshiro Events (photo by Erin Quon), miniature ice cream cones from Brides, ice cream in chocolate cones from VT Vows, ice cream cart from Choomoo, Cupcakes from Couture Cupcakes, ice cream cone embroidered cloth napkins from Monkey Beetle on Etsy, ice cream chalkboard sign from Brides, sundae everyday caramel ice cream waffle cone necklace from A Magdalene’s Distraction on Etsy

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Be The Next Modern Jewish Wedding Cover Girl (Or Couple)!

See Your Photo On Our Magazine Cover

The 2014 Modern Jewish Wedding Magazine will be published this fall in print and online.

We’re looking for the perfect picture to be on the cover.

Entering the contest is as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Pick your photo. It can be a bridal shot, a couple shot or even the perfect shot of your guy as long as it is from a Jewish or Jew-ish wedding. See Photo Specifications Below. Need some ideas to get your mind’s eye in the mood? Here are the finalists from last year.
  2. Fill out the form. We need the story behind the photo. Any entry not accompanied by a submission form won’t be considered for publication.
  3. Send in the photo. Have Dropbox? Invite to your submission. Or send it to us on a CD or Flash Drive to: The Modern Jewish Wedding, 3571 Far West Blvd., PMB #120, Austin, TX 78731.

Modern Jewish Wedding Magazine Contest

Click Here for the Submission Form & Photo Release

Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.

The Modern Jewish Wedding team shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judges are final.


Photos should be submitted as print-ready files. Please retouch or edit as necessary before you submit your entry. Only photos that meet the cover photo specifications will be considered. Please name your file with the photographer’s name.

Images must be at least 8.5” x 11” at 300 dots per inch (dpi). Larger and higher resolution images are acceptable and preferred to allow for layout adjustment. Image orientation should be portrait. Original TIFF, EPS or RAW file formats are preferred. Original JPEGs will be accepted if that is the only file type available.

A few tips for great cover photos…choose an image with at least 2.75″ of head space for the magazine’s name plate. Look for an image that follows the rule of thirds, leaving space for cover headlines. Select an image that moves you!


You may begin submitting entries immediately. Entries will be accepted which are postmarked or submitted by midnight July 31, 2014. Finalists will be announced on August 11, 2014. Earlier submissions will have priority.

The Modern Jewish Wedding reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.


The judging panel will select between 3 to 5 photos to be the contest’s Finalists. The general public will select the Grand Prize Winner by popular vote from a pool of Finalists determined by the judging panel.

The grand-prize winner’s image will be printed on the cover of the 2014 Modern Jewish Wedding Magazine. The photographer whose photo is selected for the cover will receive a complementary full-page, four-color advertisement in the 2014 The Modern Jewish Wedding e-magazine.


You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit — including ownership if applicable. You only grant The Modern Jewish Wedding rights (as described below) to your photograph if you are honored by the competition as a finalist or grand prize winner.

If your photograph is formally honored by the competition you grant The Modern Jewish Wedding a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:

  • Use the photograph on the Internet in support of our mission.
  • Use the photograph in our non-commercial communications.
  • Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for non-commercial use, MJW-related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, and the like.
  • Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your first name(s), city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.
  • Keep the files provided, and to archive the images on CD or in other electronic forms, so that your photos can be used to support our mission and be properly credited.

As conditions of this permission, we credit all photographs to the photographer each time the photo is used as well as supply backlinks to the photographer website.

By entering this contest, you agree to certain all of the terms and conditions relating to this contest and you are responsible for understanding the submission requirements.

By entering, participants agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Modern Jewish Wedding, its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents and representatives, from any and all third party liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the competition (collectively, “Losses”), including without limitation any third party claim for copyright infringement or a violation of an individual’s right to privacy and/or publicity right. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.

Each entrant in the Contest (each a “Entrant”) is responsible for ensuring that he or she has the right to submit the photos that he or she submits to the Contest per these rules.

You agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved with MJW, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, before a court of competent jurisdiction located in Austin, Texas, which court shall apply the laws of the State of Texas without regard for rules of conflicts of law. IN ANY SUCH DISPUTE, PARTICIPANT SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES, OR ANY DAMAGES OTHER THAN PARTICIPANT’S ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES (IF ANY) ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR INCREASED. The Contest and MJW’s web site are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.

MJW is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by web site users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the photo competition, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions to the photo competition, including but not limited to any misprints or typographical errors. The Modern Jewish Wedding assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Modern Jewish Wedding is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, servers, providers, computer on-line systems, software, or failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, including injury or damage to participant’s or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or uploading images or information in the photo contest.

If, for any reason, the photo competition is not capable of completion as planned, including but not limited to, any reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of The Modern Jewish Wedding that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the photo competition, The Modern Jewish Wedding reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the photo competition..


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