Kellie and Zach met on a Birthright trip to Israel and after coming home and meeting again at a reunion, they knew they were more than friends. Zach went to visit Kellie one weekend in Chapel Hill where she was working toward her Ph.D. and just never left.
Zach and Kellie had lots of people coming to the wedding from all over the country, so they had a dinner for everyone the night before the wedding. This really helped people to get to know each other so that everyone was already comfortable, friendly, and ready to party on the wedding night! Since they met on a Birthright trip, Kellie and Zach wanted to be sure to honor their beginnings, so Jewish wedding traditions such as the signing and reading of the ketubah and becoming husband and wife under the chuppah were obvious customs to include. They love the idea that people have been doing these rituals for centuries, which makes them special and important traditions to keep alive. Kellie and Zach’s wedding had an elegant black and white theme with pops of red, and their cake was inspired by the handmade paper used in their invitations.
Zach and Kellie now live in Boston where Zach is attending grad school and Dr. Kellie obtained a post-doctorate position at Harvard.
Mazel tov, Kellie and Zach!
Ceremony Location- Temple El Beth, Norfolk
Reception Venue- Lesner Inn
Photographer- Valerie Demo Photography
DJ- Chris Phillips with DJ on the Side
Wedding Day of Planner- Events by Nicolle
Bakery- E&E Special Events
Hair and Makeup- Brooke Primas
Floral Designer- Palette of Petals
Invitation Designer- La Belle Vie Design, LLC