One of the most beautiful moments of any wedding is the time when the bride and groom are officially pronounced husband and wife. For Jewish couples, this takes place under a chuppah (huppah), or wedding canopy. Though the inclusion of a chuppah is traditional, the chuppah itself can be anything but! In an age of endless possibilities, choosing a chuppah is no exception. Let your personality and interests guide you to a chuppah that is uniquely yours!
Bar Mitzvah boy Jake is an Orlando Magic and fantasy sports league fanatic. He and his family combined both of those loves to create an amazingly personal and memorable Bar Mitzvah, and A Magic Moment Photography captured it all on film!
Jake’s special day started off with a glimpse into his party theme. His basketball yarmulke was a unique way to add a personal touch to his bar mitzvah service. READ MORE ......→
The trend to personalize many elements of Bar & Bat Mitzvahs is still going strong. Families are creatively thinking about how to add a personal touch to their centerpieces, decor, and even candle lighting displays. We’d like to show you another idea that can really let the life and style of the Guest of Honor shine through. Custom Candle Lighting Songs are unique, fun, and completely personal. It’s easy with the help of NYC composers, Your Broadway Song, and the results are incredible!
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Your Broadway Song, well-known for composing and singing Broadway-styled songs for honored guests at weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs, has introduced a fun and memorable way to present and commemorate the Candle Lighting Ceremony. The team of NYC-based professional composers and lyricists at Your Broadway Song will write custom lyrics and music for each candle. The Bar or Bat Mitzvah child can sing along for what’s sure to be an exciting and memorable moment for all.
There are few things that could make a wedding more romantic and love-infused than it already is. Unless of course, that wedding is set in Thailand! Gabrielle and Garef were married in a Jewish wedding amidst the spectacular backdrop of Phuket, Thailand. Luckily for us, Hilary Cam Photography Sydney captured this breathtaking day for us to see firsthand!
After getting engaged in Gabrielle’s South African hometown, the two chose Thailand because of its proximity to her home country and Australia. READ MORE ......→
Color is everywhere, and no one knows color better than the color experts at Pantone. Hot off the heels of Fashion Week, Pantone announced the top colors for Spring 2015. We saw a collection of overall soft hues – a mix of cool and warm, but all subtle. The top 10 color collection is meant to be minimalistic, going by the name “En Plein Air,” a French expression translating to “in the open air.” The entire palate confirms the notion that color is a lifestyle, and isn’t merely just for fashion or home decor, but every aspect of a person’s life…including weddings and events!
Dr. Richard Egerman and his beautiful wife Michelle are both medical professionals and in a true act of bashert, met and fell in love while on the job! The two married at the Grand Floridian Suite in an intimate ceremony officiated by Rabbi Dr. Richard M Cowin, and plan to celebrate again in January of the new year! Lotus Eyes Photography got some beautiful shots of the happy couple!
Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, and The Inheritance Cycle all came to life in Joshua’s medieval / fantasy themed Bar Mitzvah. From the coat of arms to period costumes, this event made the fictional a reality! Joshua’s mom Lina, a sought after photographer with Lasting Memories Photography, has been on the opposite end of the camera for countless dazzling affairs. The creative DIY crafter worked with the vendors listed below to bring her son’s vision to life.
With the High Holidays just around the corner, many of us are not just preparing our dinners, but also looking for the best kosher wines to ring in the new year. Israeli wines continue to gain more recognition and accolades for their taste and quality. Here are a few of the recommended Kosher Red & White Kosher Wines from Gary Wartels of Skyview Wine & Spirits, the metro area’s leading Kosher wine & liquor store, located in New York.
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This wine comes from several plots in the Upper Galilee, and combines Cabernet Sauvignon (67%) with Merlot (20%) and Shiraz (13%). The wines were aged separately in French oak barrels, half of them new. After 12 months they created the blend and the wine was bottled, without fining and with only mild filtration.
There’s no denying that we’re in the midst of an exciting time in marriage equality. Almost half of the states in the U.S. as well as 16 countries now recognize same-sex marriage. Gay and lesbian couples who have waited years to tie the knot are now doing so, making same-sex weddings a burgeoning market. The only problem is, many of the traditions that surround a typical wedding are outdated and don’t work for many couples, both same-sex and heterosexual. One of the most visible aspects of this is undoubtedly the wedding photography.
That’s why Kathryn Hamm, president of GayWeddings.com and a same-sex wedding pioneer, and Thea Dodds, an award-winning wedding photographer and founder of Authentic Eye Photography, have teamed up to create The New Art of Capturing Love, a first-of-its-kind guide to photographing same-sex engagements and weddings.