A Midwest Traditional Jewish Wedding

When Sara and Avidan got engaged, they knew they wanted a bright airy space with natural light. They celebrated a beautiful summer wedding at the Calhoun Beach Club in Minnesota. Erin Johnson Photography captured their special day!

Colorful Chuppah (Huppah) - Jewish Wedding Canopy

Sara and Avidan wanted their wedding to be bright and cheery, but also simple. According to Sara, “we picked flowers in colors that would really pop, but then were really thoughtful about where we put them. Also, I love polka-dots so I snuck a few in here and there for fun.”

Blue Confetti Wedding Stationery - Programs & Escort Cards

The confetti-like polka dots worked beautifully on the ceremony programs and seating cards.


Modern Art KetubahSara studied art history in college, so Avidan even incorporated her love of art into his proposal! He hung posters he made that represented dates and milestones in their relationship and walked her through them as if they were in a museum! It was only fitting that their Ketubah would also have an art influence.

Bridal Style

Lace Jewish Wedding Dress

Erin captured a gorgeous shot of Sara’s dress against a dramatic mirror.

Jewish Wedding MinnesotaSara knew she didn’t want anything shiny and wanted to feel like a ballerina. She made a beautiful ballerina-esque bride, indeed!

Jewish Wedding Gown with Lace DetailsJewish Wedding, Unique Vintage BackdropMidwest Jewish WeddingBedeken

Jewish Wedding Bedeken Tradition

Loved ones were ecstatic to take part in the bedeken tradition. Read more about Jewish Wedding Traditions.

Traditional Jewish Wedding Ceremony

Colorful Chuppah (Huppah) StyleModern Chuppah with Clean, Sleek LookSara and Avidan were looking for a bright and airy space for their nuptials, and that’s definitely what they found in the Calhoun Beach Club. High ceilings and delicate light fixtures were the perfect backdrop for their gorgeous chuppah, which featured a sleek white piece of fabric flanked by bouquets of bold hues.

Gorgeous Jewish Wedding CeremonyJewish Wedding Circling TraditionGorgeous Floral Details

Colorful Wedding Centerpieces in Orange, Pink & PurpleBright & Colorful Wedding Centerpieces, FloralWe love the pop of bold color Sara and Avidan added to everything from table centerpieces to bouquets.

Wedding Bouquet with Vibrant Colors

Colorful Wedding Flowers, Blue, Pink & PurpleThe vivid colors popped equally against Sara’s white gown as they did against her bridesmaids’ bright indigo dresses.

Blue Bridesmaid Dresses, Wedding AttireJewish Wedding Party in BlueReception Jewish Wedding Reception EntertainmentSara and Avidan’s friends and family had the most amazing time celebrating the beautiful couple.

Mother-Daughter Jewish Wedding MomentWe absolutely adore this shot of Sara and her mom.

Jewish Wedding - Couple in LoveTraditional Jewish WeddingJewish Wedding Midwest

Jewish Wedding CoupleThe love and happiness shared between Sara and Avidan is clear from every amazing photo! Mazel tov to a beautiful couple on a beautiful day!

Photographer: Erin Johnson Photography
Venue : Calhoun Beach Club, Minnesota
Flowers: Richfield Flowers & Events
Caterer: D’Amico Catering
Wedding Invitations/Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas
DJ/Band: Nefesh
Cinematography: Schlomotions
Ketubah: Handprint Artwork (Ariela Housman)
Dress: Watters Wtoo Megan (with some sleeve adding alterations)
Shoes: Nina (from DSW)
Jewelry/Accessories: Mostly from USA bride
Bridesmaid Dress: Jasmine
Groom Attire: Tommy Hilfiger (from Macy’s)
Hair Stylist: Suhella
Make Up Artist: Sherry Fredkove
Editorial Partner: Two Bright Lights


Written by Lyndi Halpern

Lyndi Halpern