What better way to wrap up our week of the Best of 2015 and say Shabbat Shalom then with a Classic Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding? Pictures from this wedding are some of the favorites on our Instagram, so, it is definitely worth another look.
We’re sure you’ll agree the wedding dress is OMG and so are the mis-matched bridesmaids dresses. The gold and white color palette create such an elegant look. Everywhere you look there is sparkle, even the chuppah.
My best friend and I went to Israel for our summer vacation one year. While there, we went to her cousin’s wedding & I met Isaac. After four and a half years together, he proposed on December 5, 2014.
He called me that afternoon saying his car broke down and he needed me to pick him up. When I got to where he said he was waiting for me, there was a big white limousine, with the driver holding a sign with my name written on it. I was in complete shock and almost didn’t realize the sign said my name on it. When I got in the limousine there was a bouquet of flowers and a video Isaac made with milestones and pictures from our travels together. The limousine brought me to a park where a candle-lit path led me to where Isaac was waiting. He proposed to me there and I said yes! We then went to my parents house where both our families and friends were waiting to celebrate with us.
The theme of our wedding was Enchanted Forest. I wanted it to be different than anything anyone has ever seen before. I was inspired by the fall season, and wanted my guests to feel like they were in a fairy tale with the flowers I chose, the candles all over the hall & the twinkling lights. The color palette was gold, champagne, blush, and forest green.
Isaac and I didn’t speak or see each other for three days before our wedding. One of the greatest moments was when he came to my house to pick me up the morning of our wedding. He was waiting for me at the bottom of the staircase with my sisters, my parents and cousins, and I walked down the stairs in my wedding dress. We were both so emotional and so excited to see one another. It was so memorable.
For our first dance, we chose the song “Cosmic Love” by Florence and the Machine. We both love Florence and the Machine and thought the song was perfect for us. I asked the band to play a cover of the song sung by Hermitage Green. And when it came time for our first dance, Isaac surprised me by having the lead singer of Hermitage Green, Dan Murphy, flown in to sing Cosmic Love for us! The band was amazing as well (Montreal Rhapsody).
We danced with our guests until 3:00 in the morning. It was so much fun!”
Vendor Resources: Photographer: Grey Sparrow//Event Planner: Principal Planner//Venue: Congregation Shaar Hashomayim//Floral Designer: Design Flora Romanoff//Caterer: Etmo Catering//Design and Decor: Location Gervais//Lighting: Total Entertainment//Invitation Designer: Urbanic Paper Boutique//Calligrapher: Imagine Joy Calligraphy//Photo Booth: Grey Sparrow//Dress Designer: ines di santo//Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale//Hair Stylist: Christine Symonds//Makeup Artist: Lisa Sim//Cinema and Video: Marrone Films//Band: Montreal Rhapsody//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Ralph Lauren//Shoes: Sergio Rossi//DJ: DJ YO-C