Modern Jewish Wedding Ceremony in the LowCountry

Modern Jewish Wedding Customs are BREATHTAKING!

This was my first Jewish wedding ever and oh my goodness, it was absolutely gorgeous! I felt so honored just to bear witness to this union. It was definitely a special day marked with lovely Jewish wedding traditions and rituals. 

One of the traditions of a Jewish wedding ceremony is the signing of the ketubah, which is a ‘wedding contract.’ In keeping with their Jewish marriage traditions, the couple signed it privately, before the wedding ceremony with witnesses at their side and displayed the beautiful piece during the ceremony. I’ve actually never seen a ketubah before and it’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s like a beautiful piece of artwork that you can hang in your home to commemorate the marriage.

A few elements that made this modern Jewish wedding ceremony more personalized were the hilarious grooms speech (regarding a certain someone spilling a glass of red wine in his Porsche, they did exchange a kiss at the end, just after the breaking of the glass, and the grooms grandmother had a customized wooden plaque made just for their chuppah. All of the details really created a warm and loving atmosphere for this incredible Jewish wedding.

The venue for this sweet ceremony was just incredibly thoughtful too! This Jewish wedding was an outdoor ceremony that took place in the backyard of the brides grandmother. It is such a sentimental venue for a wedding ceremony and that big beautiful tree that they got married under was just perfect!

One of the fun parts of this lovely wedding ceremony is that we were able to recreate one of the wedding photos that the brides mom and dad took on their wedding day. Look below, can you figure out which one it is?

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Jewish wedding rituals: Ketubah

Below you will see the ketubah, which is the Jewish wedding contract. It is an absolutely gorgeous contract that looks like pure artwork.

Jewish wedding ceremonies: the Chuppah

Breaking the glass: Mazel Tov!

“Love recognizes no barriers, it jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.”  -Maya Angelou

This cheeky photo below is the “recreated” photo! 🙂 


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