Jewish Temple Wedding in Minneapolis

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“Maybe you’ll meet the woman you are going to marry today,” a friend of Steve’s joked as they walked along the golfing green at a benefit. Steve laughed and shook his head. He had other things to think about. Being the Assistant Minority Representative in the MN house of Representative brought enough to his plate, and it was not the day that he was going to meet “the one”. Especially at a golfing benefit.

Well, what did he know?  Men can sometimes be clueless in matters of intuition, as was proved that day.  A cheerful laugh, a romantic glance across the course, a healthy dose of shameless flirting, and Steve’s fate was sealed by the day’s end.  Photography by Karen Feder Photography.Jewish Bride Birdcage Veil

He asked her out for a drink after the benefit and she agreed. The two quickly realized that they had a lot in common. They dated for a few years, and one night Steve brought Leia out on the deck of their home. Watching the sunset over the city, he proposed.

Jewish Wedding Invitations

Jewish Wedding Rings & Invitation

Red Wedding Bouquet & Flowers

Their January wedding day was beautiful! Orange, pink, red, black and white were woven throughout the the day as was lots of laughter and joy.

Bridal Gown & Accessories

Jewish Wedding Gown Ruffles

Black Flower Sash & Bride Accessories

Leia was a bride with classic tastes, but she wasn’t afraid to make a statement with bold colors.  Her Vera Wang mermaid style dress was amped up by a black flower fascinator sash and red shoes.

Jewish Wedding Party

Bride & Groom Portraits

The Ceremony was held at the beautiful Temple Israel, and the reception followed at Windows on Minnesota.

Temple Wedding & Chuppah

Temple Wedding & Chuppah

Chuppah & Rabbi

Yellow Tree of Life Ketubah


Jewish Wedding Reception

With a temple so beautiful, only a simple decor is needed.

White Baby's Breath Wedding Centerpiece

Jewish Wedding Dessert Buffet

The bright colors carried through the reception decor, and guests were treated to a decadent dessert bar.

Jewish Wedding Horah

Chair Lift, Jewish Wedding

Everyone celebrates the couple with the chair lift and Hora.

Much thanks to Leia and Steve for sharing their day.  Mazel Tov!

Vendor Credits
Photographer:  Karen Feder Photography
Hair Stylist:  Tracy Glenn
Event Planner:  mi mi design
Musicians:  Minnesota Orchestra
Reception Venue:  Windows On Minnesota
Dress Designer:  Vera Wang
Cake Designer:  Cocoa & Fig
Ceremony Location:  Temple Israel
Linens and Coverings:  apres
Makeup Artist:  Mici O’Grady
Shoes:  Kelly and Katie
Transportation:  Star Limousine
Jewelry:  Maria Elena Headpieces, Arthur’s Jewelers, Tacori, Bergstrom Jewelers
Rehearsal Dinner Venue:  Crave
Editorial Partner: Two Bright Lights

Written by Lonni Delane