It all began in the winter of 2007 on the very first Pathways Israel trip. Through a series of random seat changes, Danielle and Jason ended up sitting next to each other on the eleven-hour plane ride from New York to Israel. Needless to say, that was plenty of time to establish a connection, and they both enjoyed learning about their Jewish heritage and visiting cultural sites together during their two weeks in Israel. After the trip, Danielle went back to Michigan and Jason went back to California. However, as fate would have it, Danielle landed a teaching job in California and moved across the country eight months later.
As time went on, Jason and Danielle grew together in their Jewish observance. By the time Jason proposed during a visit to Ojai, California the weekend before Danielle’s birthday, the couple knew that they wanted to have a traditional Orthodox wedding. Jason made a beautiful speech at the tish as Danielle greeted all of her guests. Danielle’s most emotional moment was when she and Jason saw each other for the first time in a week as Jason placed the veil over her face during the bedeken. After the ceremony, which was held in the beautiful main sanctuary at Nessah Synagogue, the couple and their guests danced to traditional Jewish music and enjoyed a delicious kosher lunch. By the end of the day, everyone was exhausted from all of the dancing. Guests of all religious backgrounds and observance levels had a blast.
Mazel tov, Danielle and Jason!
Venue- Nessah Synagogue
Photographer- David Miller Studios
Music- Nefesh Music
Catering/Coordination- Simply Perfect Desserts and Catering
Linens & Vases- Heavenly Party Decorations
Videographer- Video Keepsakes
Flowers- A Flower Snob
Jeweler- Sean’s Jewelers
Officiant- B’nai David Judea
Kippahs & Benchers- A1 Skullcap