Love blossoms in the spring, according to the woodland animals of Disney movies so it’s no surprise that Dan and Karen met in the spring semester of their junior year of college. And as Jewish geography would have it, their mothers met first while in the school’s bookstore.
Dan and Karen made sure to touch on the important Jewish traditions on their wedding day. They signed the ketubah, were married under the chuppah, they both stood under a tallit, and were married by a rabbi. They followed a traditional Jewish wedding format and included a lighting of a candle to honor those who could not be there, which was an Irish tradition that was derived from Karen’s roots as well.
From the unique black and white two-tone shoes that Dan wore to the special custom Hershey bar favors, the thoughtful details didn’t go unnoticed by guests. Family ties are tight in this bunch, so it was extremely touching that Dan chose his dad for his best man. And Karen is a daddy’s girl, so the tears flowed during their father-daughter dance. Warmth and love filled the day!
Mazel tov, Karen and Dan!