They were high school sweethearts. Well, Hebrew High School sweethearts. Jessica and David met while attending Los Angeles Hebrew High School four years before they ever started dating. They were inseparable friends at Hebrew High, but nothing more until the summer of 1998 when they were both finally single. David’s senior year of high school flew by, and he went to college in Claremont, California. Jessica went to college in the Bay Area. Therefore, during the next four years, Southwest Airlines became their relationship enabler, their love fairy, their go-to airline; the airline known for the heart in its logo helped Jessica and David maintain long distance love. A handful of years went by and April 2006 rolled around. They went to Santa Barbara for the weekend where David proposed among the tide pools on the shoreline and their first-class love story came full circle.
We love Jewish weddings that have deep roots in tradition, family, and love. It’s obvious that Jessica and David aren’t lacking any love from family and friends; Guests came from all over the world, including England, Israel, and South Africa to share the wedding day with them. Jessica’s ceremony ring was her grandmother’s ring. Her cousin had used it 10 years prior for her wedding, and David “bought” it from Jessica’s cousin before their wedding. Also, about 15 years before their wedding, Jessica’s family attended the wedding of their officiant, Rabbi Shlomo. What great life cycle events to enjoy with each other! The kiddush cup that the couple used came from Israel and was an engagement gift from Jessica’s parents. It’s from Hazorfim, which makes BEAUTIFUL silver items. While Jessica and David created a very spiritual and traditional Jewish ceremony, they included a special touch we think is really cool. David walked around Jessica once to complete a circle in order to symbolize equality in their marriage. This gives a new spin to the bride circling the groom. After the ceremony, there was a magnificent reception. Jessica, David and all of their guests had no need to go to the gym for weeks after the wedding; they danced their tushies off with a 45 minute horah! Whew! Everyone was exhausted after that. That’s a sign of a hard-core party!
This gorgeous couple enjoyed a beautiful wedding day and we are so excited to showcase their special day!
Mazel tov, Jessica and David!
Venue – Four Seasons Westlake Village
Photographer – David Michael Photography
Entertainment – Evening Entertainment
Jewelry – Los Angeles Diamond Factory
Florist – Asiel Design
Bakery – Milk and Honey
Decorative Cake – The Cake Studio
Make-up – Aileen Kendall
Hair – James Kendall
Kiddush Cup – Hazorfim
Ketubah – Ketubah.com