Custom Hand Painted Silk Torah Covers by Corinne Soikin Strauss

Now that this year’s High Holy Days are over, it is time to think of covers specially made for next year. Commissioned by synagogues throughout the country, Torah Covers by Corinne Soikin Strauss of The Artist’s Studio are highly prized for their beauty, originality and spirituality.

Custom Torah Coversby The Artist's Studio

Hand painted on tapestry weight silk, the carefully chosen colors range from the softest earth hues to vibrant jewel tones. Each cover, while respecting the sanctity of the Torah, reflects the individuality of the Congregation embodying traditional or contemporary motifs. READ MORE ......

Same-Sex Ketubahs to Celebrate Your Wedding

With gay marriage officially legalized throughout the United States, it’s the perfect time to find or design your ketubah. Ketubahs are artistic portrayals of your wedding vows, and there is a great selection designed to commemorate your marriage, dedication and love for one another – no matter what sex or religion you or your partner are.

Same-Sex Ketubah - Gay Wedding Ketubahs at Ketubah.com

Love’s Mosaic – Lapis and Sapphire

Above: Love’s Mosaic – Lapis and Sapphire Ketubah available at Ketubah.com

Ketubahs are not only part of Jewish and Interfaith weddings, but have been adapted by couples of all religions.  Even Prince William & Kate Middleton had a ketubah specially designed for their royal wedding!  READ MORE ......

Top 4 Trends in Wedding Veils & Bridal Accessories

For 2016 brides, the experts at Alisa Brides - the couture online bridal accessory boutiqueare noticing a love of intricate lace and streamlined silhouettes.

For wedding veils, there are several dominating styles. They are flat mantillas reminiscent of old Spain, drop veils which provide a blusher for traditional ceremonies, and Juliet cap veils which nod to the Golden Era.

Trend 1 – Flat Mantillas

Wedding Veil Trends - Spanish Mantilla with Vintage Beaded French Alencon Lace

Photo: Spanish Mantilla Wedding Veil with Vintage Beaded French Alencon Lace

Mantilla veils offer the best visibility of intricate lace, beautifully framing the bride’s face. There is no height or volume as the veil gracefully floats along with the bride. READ MORE ......

Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding in Florida

Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding FLEveryone says you should marry your best friend. For Shira and Yoni, this couldn’t be more true! Their romantic Modern Orthodox Jewish wedding was the culmination of years of best friendship. Photographer: Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc. READ MORE ......

The Benefits of a Day-Of Coordinator For Your Wedding, Bar & Bat Mitzvah

Your wedding or bar/bat mitzvah plans are taking hold. You’ve hired your vendors and picked out your theme and logo. There’s one more essential person you need to consider! It’s important to understand the benefits and value of having a Day Of Coordinator.  We turned to Ruth Lapin of Ruth Lapin Events to help us understand why a Day Of Coordinator can literally ‘Save The Day!’

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Ruth always puts her clients first and has their best interest in mind.  That’s why she emphasizes that “Even if you are a superstar planner, you should always hire a day of coordinator to allow you to enjoy your special event. Become her friend. Introduce her so she gets to know your family. The expectation is that the coordinator will take care of all the issues that may occur so that you don’t have to take responsibility. And unexpected nightmares do happen.  Always!” READ MORE ......

Candle Inspiration for your Bar & Bat Mitzvah

By Audrey Isaac, 100Candles.com

As you begin the planning process for your bar or bat mitzvah, you’re likely to come across a number of different options for décor and you’ll have to make some decisions regarding the theme for the party, including the types of candles to use.

Cool Candle Lighting Display for Bar & Bat Mitzvah Party

Candle Lighting Display by Balloon Artistry

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Bold Red Jewish-Chinese Wedding

From the beach front ceremony under a clear Lucite chuppah to the floating tabletop candles, this Jewish wedding was classic and elegant! Photography credit: Tonya Malay Photography

Jewish-Chinese Wedding, Lucite Chuppah & Red Flowers

Jenny and Josh exchanged vows in a conservative Jewish ceremony at Florida’s Marco Beach Ocean Resort. READ MORE ......

5 Steps to the Perfect Ketubah | Jewish Weddings

What do ketubahs, wedding dresses, and husbands all have in common?  

Once you find the right one, you just know!

3D Ketubah 4 Pillar Series by Ashra DesignsShopping for a ketubah, the Jewish marriage contract from ancient tradition, is a very subjective and personal process.  The possibilities are virtually limitless, so we set out to help guide you through the process.

We asked 3D ketubah & Judaica artist Gabrielle Mizrachi-Mallin from Ashra Designs :: Judaic Art Creations to provide her insight into finding the perfect ketubah that speaks to you as a couple, without getting overwhelmed.

5 Steps to Finding the Perfect Ketubah READ MORE ......