Jenni and Jino, a JDate success, were featured on Tuesday with a showcase of their Brooklyn civil wedding. But the lucky couple enjoyed a second wedding in Israel. The August religious ceremony in Israel brought the couple’s families together. Jenni’s dad and stepmom, a cousin from France and two bridesmaids joined 150 of Jino’s friends and family! Jino’s grandfather who was a ritual director at a synagogue in Philadelphia for over 20 years led the ceremony and the signing of the Ketubah. Being wed in Israel and by Jino’s grandfather made it so much more special! Jino’s grandfather has a beautiful voice and took such pride in leading the ceremony.
Jino, bass player for NY based rock band, Team of Rivals, used his singing skills to surprise Jenni by singing one of their favorite songs, “Passenger” by the Deftones, with the Israeli Wedding Band, the Bachelors.
While their honeymoon was being able to go to Israel for three weeks, they made a special point to get away to a bed and breakfast in the north of Israel near Lake Kinneret where they had some time to relax. They enjoyed some sights, but mostly their indoor Jacuzzi!
Jenni had recently started her own business making handmade crafts and Judaica and made Hamsa key chain favors for both weddings! They were used as table decorations at the Israel wedding. She wanted to give fun yet meaningful gifts to all of their friends and family who attended their weddings.
Mazel tov, Jenni and Jino!