Over the past several years, gold has been having a MAJOR moment and this summer Jewish wedding embraced that trend in a serious way. Set amongst the natural beauty of Utah, the couple incorporated varied shades of gold, white and ivory to beautifully complement the scene.
Utah was an important location for the bride, Leah as it was the state where she’d grown up and held dear memories of her late mother. To Leah, the mountains simply felt like home and there seemed no better spot to marry the one she loves.
Leah and Sebastian’s interfaith ceremony was held outdoors amongst the mountainous landscape with a simple but elegant chuppah to stand beneath. Their ceremony incorporated many Jewish traditions, including the tallit wrap and breaking of the glass, while also tying in several Catholic prayers to honor Sebastian’s upbringing.
Once the glass was broken, guests moved indoors for a seated dinner with romantic candlelight and glittering gold accents galore. They feasted on a stunning hand-painted cake before the dance floor inevitably became the hot spot of the night.
The festivities made for an unforgettable evening, but the couple’s very favorite moment all came down to the hora.
“One of the ways Jews celebrate special occasions is by dancing to the music of “Hava Nagila” for the hora (also known as the chair dance). Sebastian and I sat on chairs that were in the middle of the dance floor as our guests danced around us. The fun part was when were lifted up in the chairs as we tried not to fall. It was one of the fondest memories for us because when we were lifted up so high that we could see each of our guests dancing around us and each of their faces. It’s a memory that is forever engrained in our minds that was not only fun but very meaningful too!”
Vendor Resources: Photographer: Pepper Nix Photography//Venue: La Caille Weddings and Events//Floral Designer: Twigs Flower Company//Musicians: pixie and the partygrass boys//Cake Designer: Granite Bakery & Bridal Showcase//Officiant: Interfaith Wedding Rabbi//Makeup Artist: Kristen Packard Makeup Artist//Dress Designer: Justin Alexander//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Warehouse//Ring Designer: Tiffany & Co.