Real Weddings | Marina Del Rey, CA

What a way to ring in 2009! David proposed to Amanda on vacation in Jamaica just before the new year started. From the moment they started planning their wedding, the couple knew the direction they wanted to take their interfaith wedding. David is Jewish and Amanda is not, but it was important to both of them to have a rabbi marry them in an effort to honor David’s heritage. Rabbi Ian Adler did an amazing job of making sure the non-Jewish side of the family understood every single word of Hebrew and every tradition during the ceremony.

Amanda crafted a sparkly and shiny style for her wedding. Crystals adorned anything and everything that would or wouldn’t stand still. Working for an online company and having wholesale access to these materials, this DIY bride sourced products from all over including custom-made linens direct from China. Amanda planned every large and small detail down to the color of the scatter crystals on the tables and enlisted the help of friends and family to string together all the crystal strands that hung on the centerpieces. Even the chuppah was complete with hanging crystals. The bride and groom decided decorate the ceremony in all white flowers to contrast the dark fall colors of the reception.

After the ceremony the guests entered a room dripping in crystals and candle light. After the grand entrance, everyone was treated to a lavish 5 course meal and a late night reception filled with fun surprises all evening. The bride had organized a special Halloween themed candy buffet, complete with caramel apples, a photo booth, and an ice luge. The biggest surprise of the night was when the bride changed into her reception dress and serenaded her new husband to “At Last” by Etta James. The VJ (Video DJ) was amazing and kept the dance floor packed all night as he worked his way through the decades with music and music videos into the wee hours of the morning.

Mazel tov, Amanda and David!

Venue & Catering – Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey
Coordination – Jackie Sorkin
Photographer – Pix of Life
Rabbi- Rabbi Ian Adler
Floral Design – Anza and Del Amo Florist
Bakery – Vanilla Bake Shop
Reception Entertainment – Props Fx
Draping and Ceremony Lighting – Bob Gail Special Events
Ketubah – MP Artworks
Invitations – Checkerboard
Kippot – Best Kippah
Jewelry – InspiredSilver.com
Bridal Gown – Bridal Elegance Salon
Bridesmaid Gowns – Bari Jay
Groom & Groomsmen Attire – Nino Ferretti
Hair & Makeup – Vincent Ford
Cake Topper – Toppers with Glitz
Candy Buffet – Custom Candy Buffet Bars
Photo Booth – Cheesy Photobooths
Ice Luge – Crystal Creations Ice Sculpturing

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  • One Luv Bridal says:

    Excellent wedding!

  • Dan Fields says:

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