New year, new wedding trends

With each year come new wedding trends, and in 2014, it’s really time to start thinking outside of the box. Music-themed, tropical beach weddings, white weddings and red weddings? Those are no longer trendy these days — and not many will be planning a red one, thanks to Game of Thrones. But have no fear…. Read More

Playful and portable

These days, food served at Jewish weddings tends to mirror non-Jewish trends, though sometimes with a twist. Right now, the emphasis is on the miniature. If you’re looking for fun menu ideas for your upcoming wedding, read on to see how other Jews are planning to feed their guests: Appetizers According to the website The… Read More

Pause before wedding

A few days before their wedding in January, Lila Miller and Jonathan Toub went to Adas Israel Congregation in Washington and, in separate ceremonies, immersed themselves in the synagogue’s mikvah, or ritual bath. “It was a nice pause before entering this time” before the wedding, says Miller, 27, a program associate for the Schusterman Foundation…. Read More

It’s all in the details

Setting up for a wedding can be expensive, complicated and stressful for the bride, groom and their families. And while it is the venue operator’s job to develop relationships with and understand the emotional and logistical desires of clients, it is their business. Philippe Demol, marketing director at The Ballroom at McLean Gardens in Cleveland… Read More

Sheva brachot

Not all newly married couples head straight for the airport for a romantic honeymoon at some exotic location. Among the observant, the week following one’s wedding often is a journey from the home of one friend or family member to another where the happy couple is wined, dined and entertained. Known as sheva brachot (seven… Read More