This amazing wedding at the Nyack Seaport had it all! The bride was glowing as we walked in the hotel room, and never lost her smile. Her face had to be hurting by the end of the day. The groom was same way: fun, outgoing, and boosting with excitement. I can go on and on how great this couple is… but let’s get to the hits.
For this wedding, we had all the Jewish traditions: a Tisch, the Bedeken, and a Ketubah signing- as well as the smashing of the glass and the Hora dance, but we’ve all seen that. With all this happening and minimal time to do so, it meant we ALL had to be on point to make the day work, and we are very proud to that myself, Natalie, and Taylor on video nailed it!
For those of you who are not sure of what these traditions mean, I’ll give you a quick break: the Tisch is where all the women are in one room, with the bride sitting and family all around her. The women come up to her, give advice, and talk amongst each other. The men are in another room or area, usually around a table, and do the same, most of the time with scotch and a lot of toasts. The Bedeken is when all the men lead the groom in to see the bride and unveil her. This is their first look. It’s quite exciting, with a lot of cheering. The Ketuba is the marriage contract printed very creatively, and is typically framed afterwards. The signing of this involves witnesses, family, and of course the Rabbi.
In a nutshell, that’s really it. We’ve seen all these traditions just a few times, and it’s very interesting every time. Thanks for checking this out, and congrats to Ilana and Avi!