When you come home from a wedding covered in Mardi Gras beads, you know it’s been a fun time! Lindsay and David’s traditional Jewish wedding added unexpected surprises when the fun-loving couple decided to get married on St. Patrick’s Day in Charleston, SC. Photography by Carmen Ash Photography.
Ketubah SigningLindsay and David chose Shell Artistree, LLC’s “Tree of Livfe V” Ketubah, available from Ketubah.com.
The Jewish wedding ceremony took place at the KKBE Synagogue. The oldest reform Jewish synagogue in the country also made for some fabulous photos.
The organza chuppah was decorated with white lilies and green leaves.The bride’s favorite memory of the day was right after the ceremony. “We were able to be alone for about twenty minutes outside the synagogue in the beautiful 73 degree weather. It was absolute perfection.”
From the Bride: The ballroom was transformed into a purple-hued wonderland. Black-linen clad tables were set with silver chargers, tall flower arrangements by Bloom, and menus by Charleston Place. Multiple bars, bookcases, and high-top tables surrounding the dance floor created a mixture of a southern ball with a big city lounge.
The reception began with the hora – the traditional Jewish dance. In keeping with their fun-loving style, the twenty-minute hora went beyond chair lifting, as the couple was basket-tossed into the air by the groomsmen! Party favors were handed out to all of the guests including “Team Pessis” headbands, mardi gras beads, and outrageous hats. Guests partied all night long in head-to-toe party favors.How did this adorable couple meet? “David and I have known each other for over ten years. David happens to be my older brother’s best friend and so we’ve been friends for a long time. After I graduated from college, we began working together and shortly after that began dating. After about two years of dating (and no longer working together) David surprised me one Thursday night after work, when I walked into our Chicago apartment thinking David was away on a business trip only to find him down on one knee with the most perfect Tiffany princess cut diamond in his hand.” She was also surprised later that evening with a family engagement party.
Colors: White, Cream, Purple, Green
Photographer: Carmen Ash Photography
Event Venue: Charleston Place Hotel
Ceremony Location: Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue
Event Planner: Southern Chic Weddings and Events
Floral Designer: Bloom at Charleston Place
Cinema and Video: Hart to Heart Media
Band: Plane Jane
Hair Stylist: Affair Hair by…Tanesha
Makeup Artist: Moore Make Up
Dress Store: Vwidon
Shoes: Badgely Mischka