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
A wedding is already filled with fairy tale levels of love. Add in a tropical backdrop and oceanfront views, and you have the awe-inspiring setting of Laura and Willy’s wedding.
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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.
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.
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.
True love was not just a fairy tale in this Australian wedding. Irina and Jacob were luminous with love on their wedding day. READ MORE ......
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.
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 ......
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 ......
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.
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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 Showplace Floral & Event Design. 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…
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.