Maybe it’s because I come from such a large family, but we have a lot of wedding photos that include our chuppah! The family portraits, wedding party, and of course the entire wedding ceremony! Having a huppah that we absolutely love made the pictures even more special. As an added bonus, our genius florist, Masters & Co, used the flowers from our chuppah to decorate the bride & groom table at the reception. We felt that the time we spent deciding on the chuppah design really paid off!
The Chuppah is a traditional Jewish wedding canopy the couple stands under during the wedding ceremony. Huppah is Hebrew for covering, and that’s exactly what it is! The huppah can be a tallis held up by four poles, an extravagant display of flowers and branches, or anything in between. It symbolizes the new home the couple will share, open on all sides showing that guests are always welcome.
Because of its physical and symbolic beauty, many couples of all different cultures and religions choose to incorporate the chuppah into their wedding ceremony.
Capitale is one our favorite venues in New York City. The historic building is the setting of choice for couples looking for luxury, elegance and sheer grandeur. We sat down with Farrah Ferenzo, the Event Manager, to discuss the details of her own wedding to (now husband) Jeff at Capitale last year and see how she transformed her work location into the breathtaking wedding of her dreams! Photography by Anthony Vazquez Photography.
Isabella’s passion is dancing, so Live, Love, Dance was the perfect theme for her Bat Mitzvah. Held at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia, this party creatively reflected Isabella’s love for dance – but she also included a lot of love.
With the help of the wonderful organization, Remember Us, Isabella was able to share her Bat Mitzvah with a child killed in the Holocaust. READ MORE ......→
With trendy favors and fashionable takeaways, sometimes the goodbye is just as good as the party! Weddings, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs are sending guests off in style, with personalized mementos and useful gifts to creatively commemorate the special day!
What ends a day better than candy? It brings party favors back to the days of childhood birthdays and “goodie bags,” with the added excitement of self-serve buffets and colorful candies…like this bright pink and orange CandyWarehouse display. READ MORE ......→
Sunset beaches and swaying palm trees are absolutely picturesque sights. Add a pretty white gown and flower-topped chuppah, and the picture becomes a dreamlike reality for Laura and Uk. Photos by Gideon Photography.
When it comes to weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, or any special event, it’s the details that really set it apart. One of the details that may not get as much attention is the escort cards or place cards. Escort cards let guests know which table they’re seated at; Place cards are on the table, letting guests know where to sit. Many times these cards are available for free from the venue. But with just a bit of thought and creativity, the escort card display or place cards can be another detail that wows your guests! Here are some of our favorite ideas.
7 Creative Ideas for Your Place Cards & Escort Cards for your Wedding, Bat/Bar Mitzvah or Party
1. Escort Card Tree
This fresh escort tree made by Michael Zac Design Group was fantastic. The cards were engraved with the couple’s initials. The guest’s names were hand calligraphed in gold ink and each person walked away with a pink orchid…beautiful, romantic and memorable. READ MORE ......→
Two years after graduating from the University of Rhode Island together, Johanna and Bryan re-connected in New York. Recently, they married in a romantically whimsical Jewish interfaith ceremony at The Sands at Atlantic Beach, a beautiful beachfront property in Long Island, NY. Photography by: Ron Soliman Photojournalism
The event space at 404 in NYC was completely transformed into a sports-lovers dream at Ethan’s Bar Mitzvah. The party featured sports and games, an elegant lounge and upscale dining. Ethan’s Bar Mitzvah was as much an affair for his friends as it was for the adults in attendance! Photography credit: Rebecca Weiss Photography.
Doilies give the look of intricate lace to all kinds of craft decor projects. They’re lovely and eye-catching, so light and airy that they lend a delicate feel to almost anything. With just a few simple craft tools, they transform from a quaint table top accent into something else entirely.
Doilies can be found in both paper and crochet fabric. By using wallpaper paste, fabric stiffener, or adhesives. you can mold and shape doilies into a variety of different things or apply them to a base. They’re fairly easy to work with without needing to be cut. Here are 10 of our favorite ideas.
What do ketubahs, wedding dresses, and husbands all have in common?
Once you find the right one, you just know!
Shopping for a ketubah, the Jewish marriage contract from ancient tradition, is a very subjective and personal process. The possibilities are virtually limitless, so we set out to help guide you through the process.
We asked 3D ketubah & Judaica artist Gabrielle Mizrachi-Mallin from Ashra Designs :: Judaic Art Creations to provide her insight into finding the perfect ketubah that speaks to you as a couple, without getting overwhelmed.