Jewish Temple Wedding of Cigall & Jeff, Long Island NY

I can’t believe that today marks two years since our amazing wedding day!  I can still remember the days of getting excited to see Jeff’s name on my caller id.  Never in a million years did I think I would meet my future husband at a random weeknight happy hour!  It seems like just yesterday that he moved all his junk…I mean very important stuff…into my…I mean our… apartment. One year later he proposed with a wonderful surprise weekend at the Gansevoort!

Cig and Jeff EngagementJeff & I knew we wanted to get married in a synagogue, and Temple Beth-El of Great Neck (Cosmopolitan Caterers) was perfect for us.  Family and friends flew in from as far as Israel and France to be with us on our special day. It was amazing to share the experience with so many people we love.  We stayed nearby at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, where we also had the wedding after-party and post-after-party brunch.

Jewish Wedding Dress & Shoes

Our wedding was the hottest day of the year (who knew July is the new August), so our “first glance” photos (and all photos) had to be indoors or everyone would have melted. Kathleen from Candid Like Life rose to the challenge and captured creative photos from inside the beautiful synagogue!

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We spent a lot of time finding the perfect ketubah and fell in love with this ketubah from artist Heather Mendel.  We even used the image as the cover for our wedding programs.Ketubah Jewish Wedding

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Ketubah Signing

Our ketubah signing was led by Rabbi Meir Feldman, who had our witnesses and close family singing and clapping and singing some more.  He made the tradition as joyous as we could have ever hoped! Ketubah Signing

Our wedding party (or the class photo as Jeff likes to call it) included 23 of our closest friends!  Say what you will, we love them all!!

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The Ceremony at Temple Beth-El of Great Neck, NYJewish Wedding Groom & FamilyJewish Wedding Bride Mom Dad
Temple Beth El Great Neck NY WeddingWe honored our loved ones who couldn’t be with us.
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My dad, talented artist Yossi Daboosh, painted Jeff and me an engagement portrait of us holding hands (above).  When we were married he added our wedding bands to the painting and made it into thank you cards.

Flowers & Centerpieces

Orchids and LED lighting gave the temple ballroom a modern and elegant feel.  I fell in love with how the room looked.  Thank you Masters & Co.!
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First Dance

We danced to “Just Breathe” by Pearl Jam sung by our amazing band, David Clark & The Renegades.  I surprised Jeff and had some of the lyrics engraved into his wedding band.

Photo by Michael Reitman

Wedding Cake

Jewish Wedding Cake Hamsa

 The hamsa is a very meaningful Jewish symbol to me and I incorporated it in many places at our wedding, including my bridal bouquet and the cake table.

 The Hora!

Jewish Wedding Hora Dance

 Double Mezinke

The mezinke is a Jewish wedding tradition honoring the parents for marrying off their last child.  We had a double mezinke and our parents wore crowns while everyone congratulated them.

Mezinke Double CeremonyThank You to everyone who made our wedding so special.  And of course, our family and friends!  We love you!

Venue: Temple Beth-El of Great Neck, NY
Rabbi: Rabbi Meir Feldman
Catering: Cosmopolitan Caterers
Photography: Candid Like Life
Band: David Clark and the Renegades (L.I. Paramount Music & Entertainment)
Hotel & Brunch: Long Island Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Florsit: Masters & Co. Florist
Videography: Amore Productions
Invitations: Invite & Write
Transportation: Camelot Specialty Limos
Hair: Thomas Cole Salon
Makeup: Jessica Goldig
Aufruf: Hillcrest Jewish Center, Rabbi Manes Kogan
Jewelry: Hammerman Brothers and J&H Jewelry
Gown: Kleinfeld Bridal

Written by Cigall Goldman

Cigall Goldman