01.09.2012

Today is Lauren and Scott’s six month anniversary. What better way to celebrate this special day than to relive the ceremony that joined these two together as husband and wife.

 
 As guests walked into the ceremony space, they were greeted by a beautiful framed picture of the happy couple. Also included on the welcome table were; an antique glass candle, a sign in book full of engagement pictures, handmade programs (details seen on Guest Blogger: “A Rose”), engraved white suede kippot in a crocodile skin tray from Z Gallerie, and a vase full of peacock feathers to add a pop of color.

The “chuppa” is a “canopy under which a Jewish couple stand during their wedding ceremony”. It is a symbol for the home the couple will build together. As this beautiful gazebo already exists in the ceremony space at the Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey, Lauren and Scott did not have to build a four post structure (“chuppas” always have four sides). They did, however, fill the space with beautiful flowers, white draped fabric, and a special “tallit” (prayer shawl) that was brought from Israel by Lauren’s aunt.

 

Over-sized black and white satin ribbon and a vintage crystal brooch add glamour to these simple white rose and hydrangea bouquets.

As the sun set over the marina, each bridesmaid and groomsman walked down the aisle to the tune of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “What a Wonderful World”, performed by the Bride’s brother, Aaron, on his ukele, they truly felt like they were part of a runway show. Each girl was dressed in a sexy black cocktail dress with sequin details by Aqua. The guys were equally stylish in their Indochino black suits. The guests cheered as each couple made their way down the aisle. It was an extremely magical experience.

 

As the Bride walked down the beautiful candlelit aisle, Aaron switched to his trusty guitar. He played a “mash up” of  a traditional Jewish wedding song, “Dodi Li”, and “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Callait. The look on the Groom’s face was priceless as he watched his wife-to-be walk down the aisle. Rabbi Ted Reiter led the ceremony, but it is the Bride’s mother’s voice that everyone is still talking about, as Lauren’s mom took on the important role of Cantorial Soloist on her daughter’s big day.

 All photographs taken by Mi Belle Inc.

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