I’m so excited to share our wedding pictures with you. There were so many great ones I had to pick from. Here are a few from before the ceremony:
During the ceremony:
The first look:
We designed our ceremony to be interactive and meaningful. We incorporated the meaning of the chuppah in a very special way. The chuppah is the symbol of the home that we are building together. Matt and I chose 4 words that represent what we are building our relationship on: Love, Communication, Teamwork, and Laughter. I wrote these words on 4 stones. Matt’s step dad Donald wrote a poem for each word. The fathers read the poems as the mothers placed the stone in each of the chuppah pots.
We also had our siblings and their spouses read eight special blessings.
Of course I wanted the food captured. The menu included passed appetizers during cocktail our of mini crab cakes and open-faced chicken wanton tacos. First course was heirloom tomato gazpacho. Second course was bibb lettuce salad with caramelized onions, heirloom tomatoes, and mustard vinaigrette. Main course was a choice of filet mignon, crispy chickpea crusted salmon, or roasted chicken with chive cream sauce with a side of braised kale and swiss chard, and truffled fries with garlic aioli.
We had 2 flavors of cake: Chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and bavarian creme filling, and yellow cake with raspberry jam and cream cheese filling. And later in the evening we had coffee with tiramisu shooters. So sad that I only tasted the yellow cake and the tiramisu. Too busy having fun.
The favors were salt water taffy because we both love it so much. (We love all candy really)
For our guest book, I used a dictionary and everyone circled special words, wrote a message, then marked the page with a bookmark:
I also did programs:
We were featured on the Wedding Yentas blog: click here to see.