Mutual friends made magic happen between Sharri and Justin in 2008. Thanks to two people who knew that two other people should fall in love, a first meeting happened, then a group outing, and finally a date. Sharri and Justin’s official date officially turned into a series of official dates, and before long, the two were officially inseparable. Love struck hard, and about ten months later, Justin surprised Sharri with a weekend trip to San Fransisco with an agenda in mind. Sharri, on the other hand, had no idea. A nighttime elevator trip to the top of Coit Tower brought Justin down on his knee to propose.
Sharri and her mom planned the entire wedding together and had so much fun! Sharri is from South Africa, so she wanted to have a Jewish Wedding with some South African traditions as well. One of them was the addition of the groomsmen under the chuppah whose honor was to hold the poles of the chuppah. Sharri included a lot of personal touches, as well, such as kippot that were handmade by her wonderful grandmother, and the bride wore the same veil that her mom 30 years ago! Rich tradition and deep love: there’s no better recipe for a beautiful Jewish wedding.
Mazel tov, Sharri and Justin!
Venue – Tempe Center for the Arts
Photographer – Stephanie Fay Photography
Floral Design & Chuppah – Tamera at Petal Pusher
Caterer – Santa Barbara Catering
Bridal Salon – Uptown Bridal
Bride’s Custom Dress – Enzoani
Bakery – Honeymoon Sweets
Ketubah – Ketubahstore.com
Bride’s Ring – Jared
Groom’s Ring – Studio Vincent
Bridesmaids Dresses – J.Crew