{Real Jewish Weddings} Yorba Linda, CA

The Proposal: Right before a trip to Mexico in December 2010, Ed planned a day under the guise of a special time for Cimin to get ready for their trip. He set up clues and cards throughout the city for a scavenger hunt, including many places they loved together. Cimin didn’t think it was proposal at all, in fact when people asked she said no (as Ed had told her to lower her expectations earlier in the week). When she arrived home to the house they had bought together a few months before, Ed had made duck (the meal they fell in love over) and as their song by John Legend came on, he dropped to one knee. After their romantic proposal, Ed took Cimin to the local wine bar where all of their friends surprised her to help celebrate.

The planning: Ed & Cimin had a difficult time planning their wedding as they tried to appease everyone and stay on a budget. After about a year, during a meeting with their Rabbi, he suggested putting all options (date, place, etc.) in a hat and they “picked” their wedding.

Cimin’s favorite detail of the day was during pictures of just the two of them. The sun was setting, Joel (the photographer) wasn’t intrusive so they were able to feel natural and how they usually are: laughing, playful, and enjoying their first 15 minutes together as husband & wife.

Mazel tov, Cimin and Ed!

Orange County Jewish Weddings

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Photography: Studio EMP
Venue: Private Estate, Yorba Linda CA
Catering: Anything But Ordinary
Cake: A Wish and a Whisk
Florals: Empora Flora
Dress: Ulla Maija bought at Ultimate Bride in Chicago
Ketubah: Jerise