7 Ideas for Mitzvah & Wedding Yarmulkes for Boys, Girls & Adults

Your Kippah can be Kool!  Yarmulkes, also known as kippot and skull caps, can be as much a part of your Jewish wedding or bat/bar mitzvah celebration as the decor, music, and other traditions. Your kippah design can reflect your personal style, match your color palette or theme, and can be a great way for the younger set to embrace the tradition if you get them involved in selecting kippot. There are even eco-friendly options and endless possibilities for personalization.

1. Show Your Style with High-Fashion Hand-Made Yarmulkes from Queen Esther Hair Covers

Embroidered Yarmulkes for Bat Mitzvah or Jewish Wedding

Embroidered Applique Yarmulkes by Queen Esther Hair Covers

Mavash Amid, the creative force and founder of Queen Esther Hair Covers, creates exquisitely embroidered designs featuring stunning appliques and beading. READ MORE ......

Timing is Everything: When To Hire a Rabbi For Your Wedding

This article was written by Rabbi Adina Lewittes

Once the initial cries of “Mazal Tov!” and “Congratulations!” have quieted down, the newly engaged couple has a long list of calls to make to settle the many moving pieces of planning a wedding.  These include a caterer, a photographer, a band, an invitation specialist, a florist, a dressmaker – just to name a few. Oh, and a rabbi.

Jewish Wedding Planning - Finding a Rabbi Advice

Rabbi Dini with Bride & Groom

Photo courtesy of Rabbi Adina Lewittes

Choosing the right place for the wedding, and deciding on food, music, clothes and pictures are crucial tasks, for sure, and exciting ones too.  Another exciting decision involves finding an officiant to set the spiritual and emotional tone of the moment when two people become bound to one another in love and faith.  This is the turning point that launches the couple into a lifetime of sacred partnership, and hopefully sustains them throughout their lives together. It is a point in time that they return to in their hearts and souls over and over again.

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6 Chuppah Design Ideas – Traditional, Modern & Unique Huppahs

 

Cherry Blossom Chuppah

Cherry Blossom Chuppah via You & Your Wedding

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.

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High-Fashion Women’s Tallis & Yarmulkes | Wedding & Bat Mitzvah

Haute Couture women’s tallit and kippot are the new trend with the launch of Queen Esther Hair Covers! Mahvesh Amid, a world-famous fashion accessory designer, is now creating beautiful and elegant handmade wedding and bat mitzvah shawls and yarmulkes (Kippot) exclusively for women and girls.

Jewish Wedding Shawl (Tallit, Tallis) with Floral Applique Kippahs

Jewish Wedding Shawl and Floral Applique Yarmulkes

These exquisite embroidered designs feature stunning appliques. Beading and other embellishments gracefully rest on a bridal  gown or a bat mitzvah girl’s dress and add special meaning to the ceremony. READ MORE ......

Kosher Bar & Bat Mitzvah Planning Guide

In keeping up with the latest catering trends, Kosher catered cuisine has gone upscale in taste and presentation. If you’re planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Mazelmoments’ Kosher Mitzvah Planning Guide (below) is a must-read.  We provide a user-friendly definition of “What is Kosher,” a breakdown of Kosher catering options, and advice for finding a Kosher mitzvah venue. READ MORE ......

4 Step Guide to Jewish Wedding Flowers

Flowers are a big part of weddings, and whether you decide to keep it simple or have blooms brimming from every corner, you want the arrangements to reflect your style and the tone of your event. This is easier said than done, and finding a skilled florist who can work within your budget can be quite a task.

There are four key factors to consider when hiring a florist for your Jewish Wedding.

Jewish Wedding Flowers - Floral Tablescape

Floral Tablescape by Showplace Floral Design & Event Decor

Floral Designer: The Showplace Floral Design and Event Decor

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The Showplace Transforms Event Space into Jaw-Dropping Bar Mitzvah Service

Many families want their children to participate in the religious ceremony of becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, even if they don’t belong to a synagogue.  Such was the case for a recent client of The Showplace – Floral Design & Event Decor.  The creation of a temple ambiance in The Paramount venue – where the party would be celebrated immediately after the ceremony – is absolutely amazing!  See for yourself…

Bar Mitzvah NY - Event Space Transformed into Synagogue

Event Space Transformed into Synagogue Ambiance

Photography by Denis Leon & Co. Photographers

This client wanted to recreate an atmosphere for services that had the overall appeal and ambiance of a modern temple.

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