Even though they were born in the same hospital, grew up less than 15 minutes from each other in Los Angeles, and both went to college at UCLA, Becky and Eric’s paths didn’t cross until years after they moved to New York, and even then it wasn’t until a chance encounter during a night out with a mutual friend.
They dated seriously for a year and one week after their anniversary, Eric tricked Becky into thinking they were having dinner with friends. Instead, Eric proposed to Becky at home and then took her to one of her favorite restaurants for a celebratory dinner. When they arrived back at their apartment, Becky realized that this was just the beginning of Eric’s master plan. As soon as she opened the door, Becky was greeted by 20 of their closest friends, who had gathered for a surprise engagement party.
Becky and Eric traveled to Los Angeles from New York to celebrate their wedding day with family and friends. They decided to have a traditional Jewish wedding, including a Kaballat Panim and Chatan’s Tisch before the ceremony, followed by the signing of the Ketubah and the Bedeken. Becky circled Eric at the beginning of the ceremony before they joined their parents and the Rabbi under the chuppah.
The food-minded couple envisioned an epic cocktail hour, which Pat’s Catering helped them make a reality. Guests enjoyed an abundance of delicious tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, along with three stations attended by chefs serving potato latkes with assorted toppings, sliders, and Eastern European Jewish classics. Becky and Eric designed the “Jewish Station,” which included corned beef, pastrami, smoked turkey, stuffed cabbage, kasha varnishkes, kishka, and chopped liver. Even though their guests stuffed themselves silly during the cocktail hour, they were able to work up an appetite for dinner during the lively and sweaty hora.
Mazel tov, Becky and Eric!
Venue: Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel
Photographer: B&G Photography
Florist: Ixora Floral Studio
Jeweler: The Jewelers of Las Vegas
Ceremony Music/Band: N’Demand
Lighting: George’s Lighting
Caterer: Pat’s Catering
Wedding Dress: Anna Maier/Ulla-Maija
Shoes: Kate Spade
Veil : Bridal Veil Falls
Hair: Amanda Tuller
Makeup: Gabi Militello
Officiant: Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe Bernhard
Invitations/Stationery/Yarmulkes: Designs & More
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale
Photobooth: Hollywood Photo Booth