Lauren and Levi met through mutual friends at the Chabad of FIU, where Lauren frequented while obtaining her Bachelor’s degree. A few years later on July 10th 2011, after a fairy tale wedding proposal in a hot-air balloon ride over South Florida, Lauren and Levi set the date for their wedding. Lauren was born and raised in a traditional Jewish home in Miami as the younger of two children. Levi grew up in Miami in an orthodox Jewish home with nine brothers and sisters!
Lauren and Levi chose to have an orthodox ceremony incorporating such traditions as the Chuppah, the breaking of the glass, and even observing the “Golden Week” in which they did not see each other for seven days prior to the wedding. Imagine the emotion you would have on your wedding day if you hadn’t seen your fiancé for an entire week. Imagine the look that the two of you would share when you saw each other for the first time. Imagine a wedding wrapped in traditions, family, love, and of course celebration. That’s how to best describe Lauren & Levi’s wedding. On Sunday February 26th 2012 at the beautiful Chateau Dubois, an incredible private estate looking out on Biscayne Bay, surrounded by palm trees, water and marshes.
The beautiful ceremony was held in the backyard under the clear sky as the sun set over the bay. Once the glass was broken, it was time to celebrate on the pool-side dance floor with the palm trees lining the Miami skyline. The dancing continued all night between dinner courses and heart melting speeches. An evening filled with food, drinks, music, dancing, hugs, laughter, family and friendship; it was the perfect start to the beginning of Lauren and Levi’s long and happy life together.
Mazel tov, Lauren and Levi!
Photographer: Stay Forever Photography
Cake: Ana Paz Cakes
Videographer: Adams Video Productions
Jeweler: Leonardo Jewelers
Entertainment: Music 84 West Studios
Caterer: Executive Caterers Miami
Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist: Priscilla Loochkartt
This wedding was a collaboration between Stay Forever Photography and The Wedding Yentas via Two Bright Lights!