Emily and Noah met unexpectedly and grew close over time while bonding over food and Emily’s rescue dog, Sammy. After graduating, moving on with careers, and buying a house together, Emily came home one day and found Noah dressed ever so handsomely and flowers strewn about their home. He dropped to one knee with a proposal of marriage that could not be refused. Emily, of course, quickly said yes! The evening was celebrated with a romantic and elegant dinner cooked by Noah and a bottle of Champagne to finish off the joyful celebration.
Emily wanted to be a summer bride and so 14 months later, the two were joined by 160 of their beloved friends and family as they shared their wedding vows inside of the 1880s historical building, which was originally, a pickle factory. The ceremony embraced both their cultures and traditions with a Jewish-Christian interfaith ceremony.
The wedding gown captured Emily’s style from head to toe: classic and elegant. The silk organza a-line gown had a strapless sweetheart neckline with a natural waist. A satin ribbon was adorned with an intricate floral detail that was feminine and delicate. Her dark hair was swept back into a simple chignon and covered with a simple tulle bubble veil. She carried a bouquet of white peonies, her favorite flower.
The groom wore a navy blue suit. The sunshine yellow polka dot tie popped on his crisp white shirt. He carried a simple white handkerchief and wore a yellow billy ball on the lapel of his jacket.
Once the couple met at their chuppah, standing side by side, Officiant Cynthia Black took them by the hand and brought them under and blessed their chuppah. “May your home be a shelter against the storms, a haven of peace, a stronghold of faith and love”. With that, their interfaith Jewish-Christian wedding ceremony commenced. The couple’s parents were brought forward to give their affirmation of the others’ child and accepting him or her as a new member of their family. The guests gave their affirmation as well reminding the couple that they don’t belong to one another alone but to a larger community of family and friends who love them and wish them well. The kiddush cup from Noah’s youth was used for the wine ceremony and the Shehecheyanu was recited giving thanks at the joyous blessing of the long awaited life event for this couple.
After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers in the poolside courtyard surrounded by antique roses and gorgeous greenery while the couple took a few private moments to celebrate the Yichud. Once the couple returned the wedding festivities began. Old friends and family enjoyed catching up before dinner and dancing in the main courtyard.
Mazel tov, Emily and Noah!
Photographer: Kathlyn Dragna Photography
Venue: ZaZa Gardens
Officiant: Cynthia Black Ceremonies
Event Planner & Floral Designer: The Wedding Studio
Wedding Band: The Texas T’s
Cake: Cake Art
Wedding Stationery: Perfect Pear Designs
Bride’s Dress: Amsale Bridal purchased at Nordstrom
Bridesmaid Dress Store: Bella Bridesmaid
Wedding Favors: Brown Coffee San Antonio