Aaron and Jill met at a Jewish speed dating event sponsored through hurrydate.com in Los Angeles. Jill was looking forward to a night out with two of her girlfriends who accompanied her to the event. Aaron noticed Jill right away when she walked into the tapas bar and lounge and Aaron chose to sit across from Jill when it was time to take their places. At the end of the event, Aaron lingered a little bit longer and hinted to Jill that he hoped to see her again. Jill ended up only selecting one “yes” match from all the guys at the event and of course it was Aaron. The two went out the next Saturday evening, and continue to be nearly inseparable ever since.
In October of 2009, Aaron proposed to Jill at the same Malibu beach location where he took her at the end of the evening on their first date. The sun was setting and Aaron whispered to Jill to close her eyes and make a wish. When Jill opened her eyes, Aaron was on one knee with an outstretched arm and a gorgeous ring in his hand that he selected himself. Unbeknownst to Jill, Aaron had been carefully practicing the heartfelt words he proposed with for several months. After the proposal, Aaron arranged a surprise dinner with their families and then their friends arrived with flowers and congratulatory wishes.
It was important for Aaron and Jill to add certain Jewish elements to the ceremony and the pre-ceremony that were special to them. It’s clear that they had the wedding of their dreams and even though they met through an evening of speed dating, they made sure to slowly and thoroughly enjoy every moment of their fabulous wedding day.
Mazel tov, Jill and Aaron!
Venue & Catering – Skirball Cultural Center
Coordination – Alexandra Rembac
Photographer – Toby Tucker Photography
Videographer – Garner Films
Floral Design – My Flower Guy
Bakery – Fantasy Frostings
Ceremony Entertainment – Moshe Halfon
Reception Entertainment – DJ Nahchey
Wedding Canopy – Talit.com
Ketubah – Rachel Dietsch-New World Ketubah
Invitations – Affectionate Digitals
Linens – Designer Specialty Linens
Lighting – Barton Designs
Kippot – Skullcup.com
Benschers – USCJ.org
Jewelry – Tejani
Bridal Gown – Lili Bridals
Bridesmaid Gowns – David’s Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Attire – Men’s Wearhouse
Dance Lessons – Janet Snyder
Bride’s Hair – Estee Barnoy
Bride’s Makeup – Valerie Green
Groom’s Hair – Koby B.
Wedding Guestbook – Etsy.com-Jamie Mancilla
Wedding Favors – Etsy.com-Recycled Ideas