What was a highlight of your wedding day?
The most incredible, momentous, beautiful part of our wedding was our ceremony. I tear up thinking about it. It was so special in so many ways. Our Rabbi married my parents over 30 years ago and has presided over numerous family occasions. His sermon was funny, soulful, spiritual and really encapsulated who we are. We also felt it was really important and meaningful to write our own vows – you learn so much about the couple, the bride and groom individually, and it brings a deeply soulful and personal element to an otherwise formal occasion. Standing in front of our friends and family, professing our love for one another, I think blew everyone away.
Quite possibly one of my FAVORITE parts of a Jewish wedding is the Hora. My family and I LIVE for it. Nothing brings the energy like an amazing Hora. I instructed our band (Soulsystem Orchestras) to stretch out the Hora, and they DID. It was incredible and lasted at least 25 minutes. Everyone was on the dance floor, both sets of parents went up in the chairs, our friends and family circled us and danced around us. It set the tone of the reception as high-energy. I remember being up in the hora chair, locking eyes with Connor, and thinking “this is just the best.”
Connor: Excluding the ceremony and reception, my highlight was my first look with Nicole. I always knew she would be beautiful in her dress but for that moment I was really speechless and so happy to finally see my wife in her wedding dress. She looked amazing.