It was a very exciting night last night, celebrating the marriage of two very close friends of ours, Nissim and Anat. They met and fell in love just one year ago, and knew they didn’t need to waste time. Nissim proposed on Valentine’s Day this year and the rest is history!!
It was our first Jewish wedding. We got to witness many special Jewish traditions with a splash of new as well. Anat’s taste in decor was beautiful, too! We couldn’t be happier for our friends, a true match made in heaven!
Nissim affixing the Kippah to James’ head (The Kippah is used as a sign of respect)
Traditionally, the men are separated from the women the entire wedding, including reception. Nissim and Anat decided to only have the separation during the ceremony.
Anat’s dad and Nissim’s dad walk him down the isle
Anat’s mom walks her down isle
Waiting for his bride. The men fit Nissim in this white jacket and hat
The couple receive many different blessings from different rabbis.
There is no wedding party - and the bride and groom sat together at this beautiful table
Lots of dancing at Jewish weddings! In fact, I would say there was more dancing than eating… between meal servings, the live band would turn up the volume and people would bust a move on the floor until the next serving was ready!
I’d say, the Rabbis were amongst the best dancers!
The men and are separated from the women on the dance floor – until 9 pm
Hardcore swinging and leg kicking!