july 4th Jewish wedding

Happy July 4th Modern Jewish Wedding Week It’s one of our favorite weeks of the year (well, technically it starts on Monday, but, we can’t resist starting early–who ever minds starting a holiday weekend early?).  July 4th week we always share Real July 4th Modern Jewish Weddings.  Since July 4th is all about our nation’s history, we’re starting off with a historical perspective, a 51 year old wedding that could be said started it all….


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…


Did You Know: Wild Alaska Facts The state record for largest halibut ever caught is 459 pounds by sport angler Jack Tragis. Tragis caught the marine monster in Unalaska Bay in 1996. The record for the biggest King salmon caught in Alaska is 97 pounds, 4 ounces. Sport fisherman Lester Anderson hooked the big one in the Kenai River in 1985. The highest temperature recorded in the state of Alaska was in Fort Yukon in…


There isn’t anything not to love about Sarah & Brandon’s Fourth of July wedding at the Retreat at French’s Point (A Knot Best Of Weddings pick for 2011) in Maine. I have seen their pictures and read their story so many times I know it almost as well as my own. This intelligent and well traveled couple chose a 4th of July wedding without the traditional color scheme of red, white and blue. The result…


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…

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