The wedding industry has redefined destination weddings over the past several years, as demand grows for unique and meaningful venues, and access to vital information and resources has expanded via Internet technology. Traveling to an exotic or remote locale is no longer unusual for any couple, and Jewish to-be-weds are enjoying the full scope of options without sacrificing the symbols and expressions of their faith.
Having a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a rite of passage for Jewish adolescents all over the world as they move on to a new phase of adulthood. As sacred as these events are, they are also very exciting and fun, and should be marked with a special celebration that reflects your son or daughter. But before you can delve too far into the details, it’s important to first figure out what type of venue style you’re interested in and ultimately, where to host the reception.
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“The world of bar and bat mitzvahs is constantly evolving,” shares Goldman. “Menus are an essential component to the event itself and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share our expertise with our fellow event professionals.” READ MORE ......→
High crystal vases, a flower-topped chuppah, and silvery white hues made Samantha and David’s Jewish wedding the epitome of bridal elegance. Thank you to A Magic Moment for beautifully capturing their special day.
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.
It was love at first sight for Alina and Rafael, who tied the knot at B’nai Israel in Florida last fall. A breathtaking temple wedding showcased the couple’s love while paying homage to their Jewish and Russian roots, all captured by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Beautiful bride Alina, the new Mrs. Foss, shared a first-hand account of her big day with us. Describing her wedding as extravagant, elegant and magical, we can see all of those things just from these stunning pictures of her before she said “I do.” READ MORE ......→
More and more cake designs are veering away from the traditionally symmetrical round tiers. Many modern couples are choosing sleek square cakes. For couples that dare to be different, bold colors and patterns, unique shapes, and contrasting sizes create eye-popping looks that are sure to wow their guests even before they have their first taste.
After meeting through a Jewish matchmaking site, JRetromatch.com, Dana and Avi went on a series of dates before Avi proposed on their year and a half anniversary! Both lovers of art, Avi set up a proposal to remember at the Bronx Botanical Gardens during a Monet exhibit, one of Dana’s favorites! The proposal was just the beginning of the memorable moments to come, as they wed at Crest Hollow Country Club in Long Island, NY, photographed by the talented H&H Photographers.
No longer the chopped liver and knishes of yesteryear, Kosher food has gone upscale is taste and presentation! If you’re planning a Jewish wedding, mazelmoments’ Kosher Wedding Planning Guide is a must-read. We provide an easy-to-understand definition of “What is Kosher”, a breakdown of Kosher catering options, and tips for finding a Kosher wedding venue. READ MORE ......→
When it comes to planning a kosher wedding, couples may have varying preferences when it comes to how strictly they want to incorporate Jewish tradition into their special day. For example, while a number of couples may require their wedding hall to be strictly, 100-percent kosher, others may prefer venues where they can bring in meals from outside caterers to accommodate kosher guests.