Michael and Stephanie met in college as freshmen in the marching band and developed a friendship over several months of rehearsals. Michael’s family lived nearby, but Stephanie was several hundred miles from home. So when it came time for Passover in the spring, and Stephanie couldn’t make it home, Michael invited her over to his home for Seder. One dinner together led to another, and by the end of the year, they started dating.
Fast forward to four years later. It was the last night of Hanukkah, and the two had already exchanged gifts and were relaxing by watching some TV. The show ended, and Stephanie started to stand up before Michael told her, “Hold on, I have one more present for you.” When he returned, it was with a small box in his hand and a question on his lips.
Their wedding was an intimate affair of family and close friends, with personal touches throughout. The ketubah was designed by a friend of Stephanie’s mother, and the couple drank their ceremonial wine from a silver kiddush cup brought to America by Michael’s great-grandfather. Stephanie’s uncle, a Rabbi, performed the seven wedding blessings in Hebrew, and family members from each side blessed the couple in English. With friends and family coming together from thousands of miles apart, it was more than memorable for them both!
Mazel tov, Stephanie and Michael!
Venue and Catering – Lakeside Events Center
Photographer – Emmajane photography
Event Planner – Simply Wed
Floral Design – Elements in Bloom
Entertainment – Music Man
Rabbi – Yohanna Kinberg
Bakery – Simply Desserts
Hair Stylist – Frederick’s Beauty Salon
Wedding Gown – Casablanca