Real Weddings | San Francisco, CA

The dating site that works, JDate, brought Drew and Rebekah together in 2006. The first date went so well, Drew thought of texting Rebekah “last first date?” after their departure, but didn’t want to scare Rebekah off so he texted “WOW” instead. How cute is that? While Drew thought Rebekah could be the “one” after the first date, it took Rebekah until the second date where they visited the Museum of Modern Art to realize that this relationship could be long term.

A few years after they met, Drew took Rebekah to an art gallery where she noticed red roses and a couple paintings hanging on the wall which spelled LOVE and another which had 2 numbers painted on it, one being the current day’s date and the other being the day Rebekah and Drew first met. At this point Drew guided Rebekah to one final painting on the wall and got down on one knee as Rebekah turned around to him and Drew asked “Will you marry me?” just as the painting had read. Next to the painting was a bottle of red paint and a brush which Rebekah used to check the “Yes” box on the painting. After leaving the gallery with her new fiance, Rebekah was yet again surprised at the restaurant where they had their first date, when both Drew’s family and Rebekah’s Mom and Dad (who live in San Francisco) surprised them at the table to celebrate!

Their wedding day was full of the same joy and surprise that Rebekah and Drew had experienced all along. The Bedeken greeted people as they came to the wedding which was then followed by the wedding ceremony. The reception quickly followed and began with a raucous round of Jewish dancing. Unfortunately for Drew, several of his friends who were tasked with lifting him up on the chair in celebration were rookies at tradition and oops! Drew came tumbling down, but the spill didn’t keep anyone from partying the rest of the night away!

Mazel tov, Rebekah and Drew!

Venue- The St. Regis San Francisco
Photographer- Julie Mikos Photographer
Wedding Coordinator- Natalia Guillen
Floral Design-Floramor
Ethnic Band- Klezmania
Dance Band & Entertainment- Pop Fiction

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