Quick Note from Michele:  You may remember the beginning of July I had the opportunity to participate in the Next Big Bridal Blogger Contest by OneWed.com. You may also remember we won that little contest!  I fell in love with the blog entry of one of my competitors, my new BFF Kristen who writes Chronicles of Dutch.  Here at MJW we believe in paying it forward (a very Jewish concept)!  I’ll be blogging periodically for…


Been There Done That: Lessons From a Former Bride By Next Big Bridal Blogger finalist, Kristen of The Chronicles of Dutch  Kristen likes things fair and square – hence the nick name Dutch. This also relates somehow to her affinity for even numbers, even piles of french fries and symmetrical wall decorations. She’s a new mom to a daughter born in an odd year (only mildly annoying) and wife to a wonderful man who generously…


Thanks to our loyal readers for helping us to win the OneWed.com Next Big Bridal Blogger Contest! You may have already heard the news.  We shouted it from the rooftops just before the holiday it was announced on twitter and on the OneWed site we had won.  It wasn’t until last night that the official email came. WOW!  The outpouring of affection and support for The Modern Jewish Wedding was truly heartfelt.  Just a few…


Those are the words we hope to hear on July 3!   We’re so excited to announce that The Modern Jewish Wedding is one of just five finalists in the OneWed.Com’s Next Big Bridal Blogger Contest! But, we need your help! You have to click on the post we submitted, “5 Ways to Do Jewish at your Non-Jewish/Interfaith Wedding!” and like, tweet, pin or comment! If you are super motivated you can also email, tweet…

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    • We love the beautiful dress featured in one of our latest blog posts... almost as much as the bride that wore it! To see the rest of the wedding and read their advice on planning the perfect event, head over to the blog (link in bio)!
Photographer:  @stevekoophoto 
Reception Venue: Cafe Brauer
Caterer: @tigerlilyevents 
Floral Designer: @kloeckner_preferred_flowers 
Wedding Invite/Program Design: @spilledinkpress 
Cake Designer: @hoosiermamapie 
Band: @stringtheoryband 
DJ: @toastandjamdjs 
Bridal Store: @hctbride 
Shoes: @salvatoreferragamo_ 
Bridal Accessories: @bluenilediamond 
Hair & Make-Up: @beautyoncallsalon 
Groom & Groomsmen Suits: @combatgent 
Groom & Groomsmen Ties: @dessygroup
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