The ceremony of any wedding is the most integral part of the day. It is so important to really personalize a beautifully crafted ceremony that celebrates the union between two people.
Adam and I got really lucky when we already knew months before our engagement who we would want to officiate us at our wedding one day in the future. We found our rabbi to marry us when we watched his magic when he married our friends about a year prior. Without question, we knew we wanted Rabbi Marc to marry us. He has a cool, hippie style and the most sensual voice…you could listen to him for hours.
Prior to ceremony, the bridal party, immediate family, Adam & I met in a private room with Rabbi Marc to do begin our traditional Jewish wedding. The rabbi asked that I leave the room for a few minutes. So, I grabbed my sister and we waited outside…I had no clue what was going on and thought it was a tad strange. As I entered back in, the entire room was singing to me. It was a tradition I had never heard of – when those who are closet to you sing to you as you enter back in the room to signify entering into your new life with your soon-to-be husband.
It was magical.
It was an experience that I never had or seen before in my life.
Ceremony essentials for a Jewish wedding:
- Kosher wine – preferably white wine… Girls, you don’t want red wine spilling on your dress!
- Kiddish cup- a gift given to us from a dear friend
- Ketubah: We found our beautiful Ketubah from this website
- Talis– Adam used his from his Bar Mitzvah
- Breaking glass– I found this cool glass that you can choose from various colors. You save the smashed glass and fill the mezuzah. We are waiting to hang ours in our first home together.
Saying ‘I do”
Adam and I fell in love with the PGA National for the Pavilion owhere we knew we wanted to get married under. It overlooks the perfectly manicured golf course with blue skies.
We made DIY programs for the ceremony for our guests.
We sipped the blessed wine.
He broke the glass.
The breaking of the glass symbolizes the breaking of our hearts in remembrance.
And just like that, we became husband and wife.
Adam and I decided to say the traditional Jewish vows during the ceremony and then after the ceremony we read that we wrote to each other in privacy.
Now, onto the party!!!!
Photo Credit: Palm Beach Photography