Nurit and Clayton met in math class in 2002. Who knew linear algebra could lead to love and marriage? They dated for about a year and then went their separate ways. Two years later, while talking with her sister, Nurit remembered how great of a boyfriend he was and realized that she was trying to replace him with every date she met, but no one measured up to Clayton. Nurit decided to give him a call and left it up to fate that if it was still the same number, maybe it would be a sign. Well, the number was the right one, but he guessed the wrong girl upon answering the phone! She called while he was at a party and it wasn’t the best circumstance for chatting with an old girlfriend from a couple years before. But because he’s a gentleman, Clayton called Nurit the next day and they met for dinner to catch up on their lives. After dinner, as Clayton was dropping off Nurit, he asked why she really wanted to see him. She came clean and told him she wanted to get back together. But, since timing is everything, he had to tell her that he was seeing someone else he liked and wanted to see where it would go with her. Nurit said she understood and that was it.
A week later Clayton called Nurit and told her that he couldn’t think of anyone else, broke up with the other girl, and wanted to give it another try. Shortly after, they moved in together and after Clayton finished his masters degree, he proposed.
Clayton proposed to Nurit on a random weekday evening after asking her to pause a TV show that they were watching. Nurit was sitting on the couch waiting for him to come back from what she thought was the restroom, and suddenly he was just standing there in front of her. He said, “I cant have this in my nightstand any longer,” and added more beautiful sentiments that Nurit can’t remember because in the moment, all she could make sense of was the ring! She couldn’t believe that after four years together this was finally happening and she said “yes!” right away!
Judaism was very important at Nurit and Clayton’s wedding. Nurit called the wedding “conservaform,” as it was both Conservative and Reform. Rabbi Ian made sure to explain each blessing and symbol so all the guests felt included. They drank the blessed wine, broke the glass, and later danced the Hora along with all their guests.
Mazel tov, Nurit and Clayton!
Venue- Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
Photographer- Sara France Photography
Coordinator & Stationery/Invitations- Something Blue
Florist- Tessilk Flowers
Cake- Auntie M’s Cup’ncake Bakery
Jeweler- Diamond Gallery
Entertainment/Music- Artistic Productions
Rabbi- Rabbi Ian Adler
Favors- Brown Pashmina Shawls from Wholesale Sarong
Bridesmaids’ Dresses- Alfred Angelo
Tuxedos- Friar Tux Shop
Yarmulkes- Skull Cap.com
Ketubah- Art Ketubah, Nishima Kaplan