Maybe it’s because I come from such a large family, but we have a lot of wedding photos that include our chuppah! The family portraits, wedding party, and of course the entire wedding ceremony! Having a chuppah (a.k.a. huppah, chuppa or Jewish wedding arch) that we absolutely love made the pictures even more special. As an added bonus, our florist used the flowers from our chuppah to decorate the bride & groom table at the reception. This had the dual benefit of lowering our costs and adding consistency to our wedding decor.
The Chuppah is a traditional Jewish wedding canopy the couple stands under during the wedding ceremony. Huppah is Hebrew for covering, and that’s exactly what it is! The huppah can be a tallis held up by four poles, an extravagant display of flowers and branches, or anything in between. It symbolizes the new home the couple will share, open on all sides showing that guests are always welcome.
Because of its physical and symbolic beauty, many couples of all different cultures and religions choose to incorporate the chuppah into their wedding ceremony.
It’s not often in life that you’ll need to buy a tallis, or Jewish prayer shawl. So if you’re reading this, then Mazel Tov! You are probably in the wonderful process of planning a bat / bar mitzvah, or a Jewish or Interfaith wedding.
With the help of Lisa Prawer, The Tallis Lady, we’ve developed this Tallit Buying Guide to help you find the perfect tallis that will be in your family for decades to come.
Buying a tallis is a once-in-a-lifetime event for many people. Bring the family along. Include the grandparents if you can. Treasure the experience!
When it came time for Bat Mitzvah girl Ava to pick a theme, it was easy! Combining her love of music (vinyl, no less!) and painting with her fun-loving personality, Ava went with a graffiti grunge theme. The party was aesthetically awesome as well as interactive for guests! Photography by Kelsey Crews Photo.
Cape Cod, MA is a quiet seaside town, and a favorite vacation for many families who return year after year. Aleah, the bride, grew up spending summers on the Cape, and those times were a cherished childhood memory. It was the perfect place for her Jewish wedding. Photography by Shoreshotz1 Photography. READ MORE ......→
Dave and Randi’s Florida beach Jewish wedding was nothing short of breathtaking. It just doesn’t get much better than ocean side “I do’s” with palm trees swaying in the background. Photography by 3 Chicks That Click Photography. READ MORE ......→
When planning a Jewish wedding, one of the first aspects a bride will decide upon is her colors. This can certainly be helpful, but there are other ways to go about it. If you can decide on a mood or a setting that you want to capture, that can set the tone for all the other plans to come. Photography by The Collection. READ MORE ......→
As the year draws to an end, we want to take a moment to thank all of you for being part of our community and continuing to support us. We are grateful to be part of planning your special day, whether it be a wedding, b’nai mitzvah or bris, and hope we inspired you. Before we turn the page to 2013 – let’s take a peek back at some of the highlights from 2012!
Some of the most popular themes for the year have been:
Break out the Red Carpet! Hollywood Theme
Hollywood Theme Bar Mitzvah Decor by Mizrachi Centerpieces
It’s rare to see a wedding that so perfectly combines blinged out shoes, crystals and feathers with pure, understated tradition. And we’re loving the results! The Jewish wedding of Melissa Enson & Jonathan Watchman took place in charming, colonial Connecticut, with a reception at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale. Photography by Heartpprint Photography.
Melissa was a bride with traditional tastes. Everything about her style from her flowing floral appliqued gown to her lace trim veil was feminine, classic, and lovely. The beautiful bride kept the look fresh and modern with sparkling Swarovski beaded shoes and a feathered bouquet. READ MORE ......→
From the dress and shoes to the ‘pop of color’ decor, we are in love with everything about Lara and David’s NY Jewish Wedding. Modern, sleek and city-chic, the wedding was held at the Harold Pratt House in NYC, and the bride got ready at the Trump SoHo Hotel. The gorgeous photos were captured by Farnaz K Studio.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and it stands to reason that a great picture will really speak to you. A great Jewish wedding photographer can truly bring you into the moment with their work. Alex Kaplan Photo – Video – Photo Booth Specialistscreate the kind of wedding, bat & bar mitzvah and event photos that make even a casual observer feel like a part of the occasion. Every photographer will get you those shots of the cake table or the group shot of the bridal party. It’s the pictures where everyone is being themselves and having a great time that will bring back memories. READ MORE ......→