Josh and Rachel’s story gives hope to young Jewish singles as they met through the blindest of blind dates. After a roundabout chain that featured jumbled messages and inverted phone numbers (they were introduced by Rachel’s friend’s friend who has a sister that is friends with Josh’s sister – say that three times fast!), the couple had their first date in November of 2010. They say that their relationship always felt right, so when Josh proposed at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge a year later, friends and family were quick to celebrate with them.
Choosing a wedding date seemed daunting at first; the couple realized that their engagement would either be incredibly short or longer than they would’ve liked. Always up for a challenge, they picked a date in March, a short four months later. Their highest priority for the wedding day was to combine old traditions and new customs. The couple chose to use a talit and kiddush cup under the chuppah that belonged to each of Rachel’s grandfathers, but opted out of a first slow dance. The venue and catering choices came easily to them, but they both felt strongly that it was the band who would keep their guests on the dance floor and the photographer who would capture the day’s special moments.
Looking back, Josh and Rachel maintain that a short engagement is “definitely the way to go,” but now that the wedding is behind them, they’re slowing down and enjoying the simple pleasures of married life.
Mazel tov, Rachel and Josh!
Photos submitted via Two Bright Lights!