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An old Jewish tradition, that we are skipping

There is an old Jewish tradition that the week prior to the wedding, the chasson (groom) and kallah (bride) don’t see each other. In fact, they are even given shomrim (guards) to ensure that they don’t run into each other. I have seen this practice when I went to Crown Heights, the headquarters of Chabad Judaism, for my friend’s weddings. I even acted as a shomeret (female guard) for one friend (it’s a big honor to be asked). Basically, you are their chaperone. A friend of mine in Israel, Chaviva, is getting......

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Etsy Wins For Details

I have just found so much success on Etsy for details for our wedding. I wanted a wedding hanger for my dress… found it on Etsy. I liked the history behind the wedding dress label… found it on Etsy. Here’s that history: In the 20’s and 30’s, couture gown designers starting designing personalized labels for their clients, and attaching them inside the gowns. Now brides can use this special touch to make wedding gowns truly their own. When the tradition of labels for wedding gowns started, it was seen as the last......

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Ketubah!
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February 06, 2013

Ketubah!

We did it! Whew! Pulled the trigger on the not only the ketubah but on the language as well. Harder than I thought it would be. Think about it. You have to buy a piece of art, that is going to hang on your wall forever, that will extol your love for each other (in a non-cheesy way) but that meets the legal requirements of Jewish law so if we ever move to Israel, they believe we are legally married. That’s a lot of pressure on one little piece of art! After......

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We Found THE Band!

Whew! Checking things off the list like it is our jobs! We finally put a deposit down on the band. We think they are pretty cool and they have a great repertoire! They can do jazz and more modern stuff too! They are called The Fever and they are from Boulder. We met with Michelle, the manager, and loved loved loved chatting with her. They are super versatile, passionate musicians and we are excited to have them rock out at our wedding! It’s coming together!...

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Even More Pictures!

We were fortunate enough to get to spend an afternoon with our wedding photographers. We are SO excited about them. They are a very nice young couple who shoot amazing pictures! They are totally in our style and totally in our budget. 🙂 Check them out at DoxPhoto.com Here are a few pictures they shared with us… There are more here on their blog or click here for even more! 🙂  ...

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Kippot Have Arrived!

We just got the kippot for the wedding! It was so exciting to get a huge, heavy box filled hundreds of kippot! This is just one piece we will be giving our guests at the wedding. I was a voracious wedding/bar/bat mitzvah kippah collector when I was younger. We had every color, shape, and material you could imagine. In fact… For my bat mitzvah my grandpa Milton so graciously paid for the kippot as a gift to me… he wanted me to have everything I wanted… even if that meant alternating satin......

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Dan’s Wedding Gift

So there is a tradition, which evidently a lot of people haven’t heard about. I always knew that the bride and groom get each other gifts on their wedding day. Jewelry, cufflinks, flask, etc… I have been planning, nearly from the minute we started planning this wedding, to get Dan special cufflinks for the wedding. I knew exactly how I wanted them designed and how I wanted them to look… no, I will not tell you, it is a surprise! But of course, they do not exist. Even though the design is......

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I. GOT. THE. DRESS!

I can’t believe it’s here. I got my wedding dress. The white one, you know, the one I am going to wear when I marry my beshert, my soul mate, in 60 days!!! It was an incredible feeling to put on the dress that so closely fits me versus the one with clamps and clips that I tried on at Little White Dress. The staff (particularly Christine) at LWD was AMAZING. They were so helpful and kind. I ended up getting my veil from a local designer called Love Veils (well, her......

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61 Days Until The Wedding!

I just can’t believe how fast time is moving! We are two months away from the wedding and we are trucking! Last week, we booked our photographer. They look amazing! Very nice husband and wife couple who run the business Dox Photo. You should check out their blog here – www.doxphoto.com/blog. We are so excited to have them shoot our wedding day. It was a nerve wracking experience to choose a photographer. These are possibly the most important pictures of my life! It was very reassuring when Khala (the wife) told us......

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The Wedding Challenge
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December 28, 2012

The Wedding Challenge

It is the most amazing time of your life. It really is. You are planning the day when you marry your soul mate, your Beshert. When you get engaged, it’s all so exciting and happy… then you start planning. I have been told, by recently married friends, that the bickering and fights that happen during this time are the worst… oh boy! I am fortunate that my dear fiance isn’t picky and has only reserved veto power in this process but it doesn’t mean that we haven’t had our challenges. From the......

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