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 The only problem is, many of the traditions that surround a typical wedding are outdated and don’t work for many couples, both same-sex and heterosexual.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.
The Jewish New Year is nearly upon us! As the world continues to advance with each new tech gadget promising new lines of communication, it’s nice to slow down during the High Holy Days and appreciate and connect to the things that are most important to us: family and friends. As the first of the High Holy Days, Rosh Hashanah is a perfect time to send an annual greeting card to those whom you may not get to speak or see often. Sending a small greeting is a simple way to let someone know you care, especially during times of worship.
Traditional greeting cards offer an easy approach to sending out holiday cards during the Fall. With symbolic images depicted such as shofars, sweet honey and apples, and juicy pomegranates, these Rosh Hashanah Cards keep true to tradition and send the perfect message of best wishes for a good year. Each greeting card available on our site can be personalized with a special greeting as well as fonts and ink colors to suite every style.
Rachel and Garry got engaged in true fairy tale fashion. Garry popped the question on New Year’s Eve during the countdown just before the clock struck midnight. After 10 years of friendship that turned into true love, it was the icing on the cake to an amazing relationship. Before the wedding that is! The couple’s contemporary Jewish wedding at the Japanese Gardens in California was as fun as it was breathtaking. A huge thank you to William Innes Photography for getting this gorgeous day on film.
Nature-lover Jenna celebrated her Bat Mitzvah in New Jersey, with a lovely ceremony and Rainforest themed party. For the “green theme,” green was a natural color choice, with pops of purple defining the event space. Potted plants and floral centerpieces could be planted after the event – a perfect eco-friendly choice! Photography by Art + Life Photography.
The best wedding and party planners know the most effective way to transform a venue is through table linens. Choosing table linens early on in the process can help make every other creative decision easier.
Planning a multi-cultural wedding is an amazing opportunity to showcase your cultures to your loved ones. So you can imagine the possibilities when planning a Jewish and Scottish wedding in Italy! Joe and Lauren did just that, with a beautiful and personal affair. Photography by Belle Momenti Photography.
Joe first spotted Lauren at a lavish event in London. The couple exchanged vows on the breathtaking grounds of ‘La Sorgente di Francesca’. This restored Borgo dates back to 1400 and provided an incredible backdrop of Tuscany’s rolling hills and Italy’s ancient village of Fiesole. READ MORE ......→
Be sure to check out Part 1 of this series, with 12 unique ideas for a candy theme, including picking out a sweet theme like Carly-land or Jasmin’s Candy Bar. We also share 7 cool ideas for centerpieces for your Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, party or wedding.
Chocolate and lollipops. M&Ms and jellybeans. The ways in which we love candy are as endless as the varieties themselves. So while it’s no surprise that the perfect candy-themed affair has become a growing trend among party planners, the details included are as original and exciting as ever!
30 Ideas for a Candy Theme (Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Party or Wedding)
First things first…how will you incorporate candy into your bar / bat mitzvah, party or wedding theme? READ MORE ......→
Jasper celebrated his Bar Mitzvah with a neon-themed reception in Westchester, NY. Black, neon green, neon blue and glow-in-the-dark details lit up the night, creating a party to remember! Melisa Imberman from The Event of a Lifetime worked with Xquisite Flowers & Events to execute this creative event, while Tripp Street Studio provided the photos.
Bar Mitzvah Logo
The party’s theme was kicked off from the start – Jasper’s name and event date in blue and green neon lights made for an eye-catching bar mitzvah logo. READ MORE ......→