After last week I need a cocktail–or several of them! I’m in luck! The Austin Maccabi Games wasn’t the only major event going on last week!  It was also the annual Tales of the Cocktail Conference–the premiere cocktail festival!  Tales of the Cocktail is, “Dedicated to the advancement of the craft of the cocktail,” that so sounds like something to add to my bucket list! Here just for you patient Modern Jewish Wedding readers are…


Memorial day weekend mentally marks the start of summer!  The end of school, swimming, summer camp, vacations, fireworks and the lazy hazy days of summer loom ahead of us with expectancy.  Usually, a wedding being officiated by a Jewish clergy has signaled the start of wedding season.  (A weekend with a Monday off is always a blessing for a couple who wants a Sunday wedding with a reception that goes all night!)  What better way…


When your life is centered around special events and weddings–there is always a reason to celebrate! Today, the reason everyone is having a party is Bastille Day!  Bastille Day is French National Day commemorating the storming of the Bastille prison, a symbol of the revolution of the modern nation.  In Paris, the day starts, how else?  With a Military Parade!  The day continues with the white picnic (you have to see the pictures) at Versailles…


You can grill!  Food Network Chefs have a whole Grilling Central of menus and recipes for you!  But, there are catering considerations for your outdoor event, especially for a Modern Jewish Wedding!  The Knot has great ideas on how to take the fond memories we all have of summer grilling and making them elegant enough for even the most traditional of Jewish brides! But, for me it’s all about Dessert! If ever the mantra, “Life…


According to the bride Rachel, “I would call the style of the wedding romantic modern with vintage inspiration. We were inspired by San Francisco and all things vintage. We absolutely love this city so we wanted to incorporate as many little details and elements we could that reflected this. We chose Temple Emanu El and the Cliff House for the ceremony and reception sites because they are both historic San Francisco landmarks. We wanted to…

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