{Real Jewish Weddings} Tampa, FL

Love is brewin’! After all, for Emilee and Matthew, it all started at a Starbucks! And just like the warmth and richness of a good cup of quality coffee, so was their wedding! Emilee’s goal was to create an intimate wedding that was truly special and meaningful. She wanted it to be beautiful, elegant, simple, and classic. To achieve this, for starters, they had 30 guests in attendance. It was very important to Emilee amd Matthew to incorporate some of the traditional aspects of a Jewish wedding ceremony. The chuppah, Ketubah, and breaking of the glass were all customs that were part of the day. The couple designed the ceremony around the idea of the chuppah. They picked four words that are the foundation on which they chose to build their relationship: Love, Communication, Teamwork, and Laughter. Matthew’s step father wrote a poem for each word. Emilee and Matthew’s fathers read the poems as their mothers placed the stones in each of the foundation pots of the chuppah. Another way Emilee and Matthew made the ceremony interactive and special was by having each of their siblings and their siblings spouses read one of the 8 blessings. And to top it all off, they were married by Matthew’s father, a true honor for all of them.

Mazel tov, Emilee and Matthew!

Tampa, Florida Jewish Wedding

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Photographer: Ashfall Mixed Media
Venue: Oxford Exchange
Florist: Alta Fleura
Cake: Alessi Bakeries
Musicians: Caleb Hyers and Ryan Tatum with Caleb Hyers Band
Ketubah: Anna Abramzon Studio
Hair and Make Up: Collective Creations
Editorial Partner: Two Bright Lights