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October 9, 2013
The Arts: Contractual Beauty

Affairs of the heart do not run smoothly. Whether your moment of wedded bliss took place in 1953 or is scheduled for this year, getting married has always been, and remains, one of life’s most challenging experiences. Emotions run high, as do expenses, while many a dearly held family tradition founders on the altar of common ground, especially the kind you hope to establish with your in-laws.
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August 7, 2013
Gay Ketubah Offerings Let Same-Sex Couples Enjoy Jewish Marriage Tradition

Mel Matulsky and Tad Berman, who are engaged to be married later this month in Palm Springs, Calif., have been hitting the refresh button on UPS's website for the last week. According to their tracking number, Monday was the day they were supposed to finally receive their ketubah. View Article

June 25, 2013
Real Weddings | Los Angeles, CA

Even though they were born in the same hospital, grew up less than 15 minutes from each other in Los Angeles, and both went to college at UCLA, Becky and Eric’s paths didn’t cross until years after they moved to New York, and even then it wasn’t until a chance encounter during a night out with a mutual friend. View Article

June 25, 2013
Real Weddings | Charleston, SC

When you come home from a wedding covered in Mardi Gras beads, you know it’s been a fun time! Lindsay and David’s traditional Jewish wedding added unexpected surprises when the fun-loving couple decided to get married on St. Patrick’s Day in Charleston, SC. Photography by Carmen Ash Photography. View Article

May 21, 2013
Real Weddings | New Jersey

Jayme had 13 bridesmaids for her luxury wedding to Jason.
You read that right–13! Jason came up with 11 men to stand up with him. That’s what we call a Big Wedding Party! The large wedding party all decked out in black and white helped create the very elegant look. Everything about this Jewish Wedding says, “Luxury!”: the venue, the studded dress, cigar bar and the sushi bar! View Article

May 13, 2013
Real Weddings | Costa Rica

The Big Apple is one exciting city, but it can be tough to relax with so much going on. Sara and BJ traded their city skyscrapers for sunny tropics for their January Jewish Wedding in Costa Rica. View Article

March 5, 2013
Real Weddings | Costa Rica

Sara & BJ are both busy lawyers in the heart of Manhattan. They wanted to let their hair down, relax, and dance the night away with their nearest and dearest for the big day. So they opted for a destination wedding in sunny Costa Rica... View Article

March 14, 2013
Real Weddings | North Garden, VA

Laura and Matt’s winery wedding was inspired by the dark, rich tones of fall and the desire for a casual, elegant atmosphere. The couple wanted to embrace the season and complement the natural beauty of their venue.
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February 11, 2013
Real Weddings | Chicago, IL

A few years ago, we wrote, “Jeffrey and Julia Woods are to weddings… what LOVE is to marriage. A team. A fusion of style, emotion and tradition … with hearts full of passion.” Today, we couldn’t mean it more, or say it better if we tried. Once you see images from Jeff & Julia, you’ll never look at wedding photography the same again... View Article

January 17, 2013
Real Weddings | Warrenton, Virginia (www.themodernjewishwedding.com)

Shoshanna & David are a very Modern Jewish Couple!

From the Bride: "I loved our wedding (I did not love the planning. It is a lot of work and no one told me how hard and stressful it would be!). It was so meaningful for us to have our friends and family with us for the entire weekend retreat." View Article

January 24, 2013
2013 Ketubah Trends from Ketubah.com

What is one thing that bonds you, Kate Middleton & Chelsea Clinton? You will all have ketubahs! The ketubah, or Jewish marriage contract, has become extremely popular even outside of the Jewish religion. The reason is simple - a ketubah transforms your marriage vows into a beautiful work of art that provides a glimpse into your personality and style. There are so many gorgeous options…how do you choose? View Article

January 3, 2012
Real Jewish Weddings | Kyle, TX

From fighting comes… love? Yes. Diego first spoke to Becky with the soundtrack of a bar fight playing behind them. Irony makes for the best stories! It just goes to show, you can meet your love anywhere... View Article

May 23, 2012
Fun with Ketubahs! (New World Wedding Blog by Rachel Deitsch)

My friends at Wedding Yenta and Ketubah.com (they have been selling my work for eons) have posted a fun little article about choosing a ketubah and one of my pieces was featured- fun! View Article

May 23, 2012
Ketubah.com Plays: Name That Ketubah!

Ketubah.com is probably one of the first places a couple browses while searching for their perfect Ketubah. Ketubah.com has a fabulous selection of all different kinds of art that speaks to many individual tastes and affiliations. You can literally search by color, theme, price range, artist… and the available texts can provide meaning for anything from an anniversary to an interfaith wedding to a orthodox wedding... View Article

January 17, 2012
Review of Ketubah.com by KetubahStores.com

Looking for a one-stop shop for all your Jewish Wedding needs? Ketubah.com, proudly advertised as North America’s #1 Ketubah provider, has an incredible selection of Ketubot– over 900 works of art by over 80 artists! We couldn’t believe a number so high, but Ketubah.com makes it easy... View Article

January 12, 2012
Ellen & Julian | Married – Delta Hotel Richmond/ Vancouver, Canada Jewish Wedding from Wink Photography (The Modern Jewish Wedding)

This is the second time this week we’ve been able to feature a photographer’s first Jewish wedding! I love it! The photographers always make such an effort to get to know the traditions to make sure not a single detail or tradition is missed. View Article

March 7, 2012
Washingtonville Wedding by Ulysses Photography

Up first in our pretty parade is a warm and cozy Washingtonville affair that is here to remind us just why we L.O.V.E winter weddings. With a plethora of sweet vintage details and beyond dreamy images by Ulysses Photography, even a surprise blizzard couldn’t dampen this darling duo’s day... View Article

April 19, 2012
Austin, TX Modern Jewish Wedding from SMS Photography

We love all weddings! But, we especially love the wedding submissions we receive from vendors who we know and admire! This one is just such a wedding! Planned by Simcha Resources Directory Member, BZ Events and held at the famous historic Driskill Hotel with pictures taken by our friends at SMS Photography, this wedding says Modern Jewish Wedding Austin Style! View Article

May 1, 2012
Real Jewish Weddings | Buffalo, NY

They met at a bar. I know, likely story, but sometimes it works out. It did for Sarah & Matt.
They met while Sarah was a junior at Binghamton University at Uncle Tony’s Bar on a Thursday night. Matt was there with a friend of his from work (Matt was a Sports Anchor for a local TV station). About three-and-a-half years later they were engaged in Buffalo. View Article

May 2, 2012
A Real Chicago, IL Modern Jewish Wedding from “A City Wedding” Blog (www.modernjewishwedding.com)

We love this couple Molly & Marc, who we introduced to you yesterday via their Save the Date Engagement Story Video! We love Wedding Wednesday. It only makes sense to put all three together! A City Wedding first published this adorable couple on their blog on March 21... View Article

May 7, 2012
Orlando Jewish Wedding Ideas: The Elegant Real Wedding of Debbie & Larry at Temple Israel

Faye Novick, Just Marry!‘s Jewish wedding planning specialist, had the pleasure of coordinating the wedding of Debbie and Larry in early February... View Article

May 8, 2012
Real Jewish Weddings | Lincoln Center, MA

Anna’s goal was to do something really incredible, but keep the wedding on a tight budget. She has always been a “frugalista” with a great eye for making inexpensive things look much more high-end. Her overall inspiration was the Great Gatsby summer party – she wanted to keep a slightly old-world feel, while making it relevant and low-key... View Article

June 9, 2012
Real Jewish Weddings | Granada Hills, CA

Gideon and Elisha are such a fun and playful couple, and it shows in their wedding photos. Their grand entrance was unique and a true expression of themselves as they came dancing in wearing customized hockey jerseys with their wedding date as their jersey numbers... View Article

June 12, 2012
Real Jewish Weddings | Austin, TX

Drew and Mike grew up together and now they’re growing old together. But beautifully grow old together. This is one good looking bride-and-groom duo. Even after knowing each other since elementary school, it was asking the cute junior girl to his senior year homecoming dance that started the romance for them... View Article

June 26, 2012
Chicago Orthodox Jewish Wedding From Joshua Albanese Photography

Mazel Tov to Kathy & Jason who were married in an Orthodox ceremony this past March. On the 18th of the March to be exact! The couple managed to find a Sunday on the 18th of a month–the number 18 represents Life and is a very lucky number in Judaism! View Article

July 10, 2012
Emily and Adam: Portola Valley, California

Emily and Adam's Indian-Jewish fusion wedding was filled-to-the-brim with radiant color. Emily and Adam married outdoors under a chuppah, on a lovely and warm California day in May. View Article

July 11, 2012
Traditional Fall Jewish Wedding

Kimberly and Joshua’s traditional Jewish wedding took place October 30, 2011, at Heska Amuna Synagogue in Knoxville, Tennessee. The season and the beautiful red, orange and yellow tones of the natural Autumn setting inspired the fall themed décor and accents. View Article

July 16, 2012
Destination South Carolina Modern Jewish Wedding from Richard Bell Photography

Amy & Aaron planned a Modern Jewish destination wedding so their friends and family could celebrate the whole weekend with them. They had a comfortable, casual wedding with an undertone of elegance. One of the most special moments was both grandmothers who said the blessing over the challah... View Article

July 30, 2012
Miriam and Michael | Schloss-Grafenegg, Vienna, Austria

This truly one of a kind wedding comes to us from Claire Morgan, an award winning photographer based in Vienna. The couple – Miriam and Michael who are Vienna natives, were married this April in one of the most breathtaking wedding venues – the Schloss Grafenegg castle. View Article

August 1, 2012
Destination Jewish Wedding from Zenobia Studios

Marjorie & Bradley are from Florida and had a seaside destination wedding in Newport, Rhode Island at the Castle Hill Inn this past spring. Guests traveled in from Florida and New York and enjoyed the entire weekend celebrating while enjoying the breathtaking views of the sea and beautiful beaches... View Article

August 7, 2012
Real Jewish Weddings | Saratoga Springs, NY

Meredith and Dan had a really beautiful interfaith ceremony just outside of the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs. There was a ketubah signing, blessings in both Hebrew and English, as well as a unity candle. Their Rabbi and Pastor worked together so well, it seemed like they did this kind of wedding together all the time. View Article

August 21, 2012
Real Jewish Weddings | Richmond, VA

Lauren and Harrison created a warm and inviting wedding ceremony and reception: it warmed the hearts of all who attended and invited them all into their new lives as husband and wife. Lauren was inspired throughout her wedding planning from the blogs and magazines she frequented, as well as Pinterest... View Article

August 29, 2012
Real Jewish Wedding, Newport RI

This seaside Rhode Island Jewish wedding of Marj & Brad knocks out all the stuffiness, focusing on fun, family, and celebrating with loved ones. The setting is elegant and romantic, but the casual-chic decor is personal and tells the couple’s story. Photos by Zenobia Studios. View Article

August 29, 2012
Real Jewish Weddings | Skokie, IL

Jason and Kathy’s ceremony was rich with tradition, beginning with the Kabbalat Panim, the pre-nuptial receptions for men and women. Jason joined the men for the signing and reading of the tena’im, which was celebrated by toasts and singing and the mothers breaking a plate (representing the finality of the tena’im). The men then proceeded down the hall for the Badeken, led by Jason and the fathers... View Article

September 25, 2012
Real Jewish Weddings | Kansas City, MO

Caety and Matt enjoyed a wedding day full of simple beauty. From soft, muted colors with small pops of greens and blues to a flowerless-but-inviting chuppah that symbolized the couple’s first married home, this wedding was everything a Jewish wedding should be: warm, traditional, and happy... View Article

October 2, 2012
Vermont Modern Jewish Wedding from Polis Photography

Can you tell it’s Fall? October is here and with it the fabulous crisp weather that is neither to hot nor to cold. I can only imagine how lovely it is in Vermont. Today, we head there along with Allison and Jared to the historic & award winning Equinox Resort in Manchester Village, Vermont. View Article

October 21, 2012
Jewish Wedding Traditions in Joyful and Romantic Photos

Today marks the three month anniversary of our epic wedding (married life has been lovely so far, thanks for asking!), so let us commemorate it with a final wedding article: an entertaining yet educational piece using the final photos from our nuptials to illustrate the glorious traditions of a Jewish wedding...The Ketubah is the sacred Jewish marriage contract, and Colin and I signed it in an intimate room right before the actual wedding ceremony. View Article

November 6, 2012
Real Weddings | Marina del Rey, CA

Eric and Jennifer were supposed to be on a plane for a Birthright trip together, but Jen had to start a new job and they wouldn’t allow her to take time off! Read the rest of this happy couple's story at www.theweddingyentas.com View Article

November 8, 2012
Real Wedding | Marcy & Todd, Chicago IL

Marcy & Todd’s summer Chicago wedding at the now famous venue, the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago (the same place as President & First Lady Obama!) put all the right pieces together! Fabulous weather, an amazing photographer, a glowing bride and groom and fun all around! View Article

February 14, 2011
Christians Embrace a Jewish Wedding Tradition

In a San Antonio chapel last August, after reciting their wedding vows and exchanging their rings, Sally and Mark Austin prepared to receive communion for the first time as husband and wife. Just before they did, their minister asked them to sign a document. It was a ketubah, a traditional Jewish marriage contract. View Article

February 22, 2011
REAL WEDDINGS | FALLBROOK, CA (www.theweddingyentas.com)

The secret to Lindsey and Jody’s bond is simple, sports! The now newlyweds met while attending the University of Arizona, where both were working at KOLD Channel 13 News in the sports department. View Article

April 21, 2011
Christians Seeking Ketubahs (pg. 22)

About two years ago, Michael Shapiro, founder and president of Ketubah.com, a provider of customized Jewish marriage contracts, noticed a new and surprising trend in his solidly Jewish customer base. For the first time, Christians were ordering ketubot. The orders were coming from the United States... View Article

June 28, 2011
Real Weddings | Jacksonville, FL (www.theweddingyentas.com)

Ilana and Bobby clicked when they met on JDate. They said they both knew it was love at first sight!
One night after Rosh Hashanah dinner, Ilana suggested they take a walk on the beach, and Bobby knew what his girl was hinting at — the perfect proposal opportunity!… View Article

June 28, 2011
Mary + Nathan’s Beautiful Papercut Ketubah (OhSoBeautifulPaper.com)

I featured this beautiful Jewish wedding on my DC-area wedding blog, United With Love, last week. The couple, Mary and Nathan, had a stunning papercut ketubah (Jewish marriage contract) and I couldn’t resist sharing this particular detail here on OSBP... View Article

July 5, 2011
4th of July Real Wedding (The Modern Jewish Wedding.com)

Jewish traditions ~We ordered our beautiful ketubah from Amy @#!*% on ketubah.com. Brandon’s grandparents gave us a pewter kiddush cup. Our mothers poured wine from two different crystal containers into the cup to symbolize the joining of our two families... View Article

September 6, 2011
Real Weddings | Pasadena, CA

Erin and Jared’s wedding day was filled with meaning and details that were significant to them, and they wanted to share the importance of those elements with their friends and families. As Erin is Jewish and Jared’s background is Chinese and English, they had a Jewish wedding where blending and honoring cultures and family were at the core... View Article

September 27, 2011
Real Weddings | Saint Augustine, FL

Cute boy + cute girl = true love. That’s simple addition, but Melissa needed a little extra help with the harder college math and lucky for her, she had a great tutor who would also someday become her husband. But before that would happen, the first order of operations was Melissa asking Josh to her sorority formal where they had their first official date. View Article

May 11, 2010
Creative Contracts

Here's a lovely idea: Win a Ketubah! If you're Jewish, you probably know what a Ketubah is (it's a traditional marriage contract) that the bridal couple signs in the rabbi's study. Nowadays some non-Jewish couples are also opting to have one... View Article

May 11, 2010
Enter to win a free Ketubah from Ketubah.com

The largest online retailer of the traditional Jewish marriage contract is giving away one free Ketubah each week for 14 weeks in honor of their fourteenth anniversary. The contest starts today and goes through August 18th. Winners will be announced weekly on the Ketubah.com Facebook page... View Article

May 12, 2010
Ketubah.com – Celebratory Giveaway

I am so enamored by Ketubahs and have been since my very first encounter. For those of you who may not be familiar, a Ketubah is essentially a marriage contract between a husband and wife – a tradition among Hebrew marriages dating back to ancient times... View Article

May 25, 2010
Ketubah Sweepstakes at Ketubah.com

In honor of their 14th anniversary, and also to shine some light on the transition to their new name (to Ketubah.com, from Ketubah Ketubah), Ketubah.com is holding a weekly Ketubah drawing for the next 14 weeks. They are giving away one Ketubah a week for 14 weeks from May 10 through August 18, 2010... View Article

June 15, 2010
Real Weddings | Los Angeles, CA

Lauren thought she knew when Graeme was going to propose, but Graeme was determined to surprise her. He had arranged for both of their families to go out for dinner the night before their cruise to Mexico... View Article

June 14, 2010
Ketubah.com marries religion and artwork

Michael Shapiro knows a lot about happily-ever-afters. The Toronto resident has helped thousands of couples begin their married lives... View Article

July 25, 2010
Listen to Michael Shapiro, featured regularly on the Zelda Show on CHIN AM and FM

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July 1, 2010
Get It In Writing

Of all the beautiful remembrances of their wedding day the one many couples treasure most is their ketubah. What was formerly a simple Jewish marriage contract signed in the rabbi's study is now often a work of art that many Jewish couples, and even a growing number of non-Jewish couples, display and pass down as an heirloom to future generations... View Article

July 15, 2010
It's Blogging Time Again (Queens Times pg. 4)

Have you ever heard of a ketubah? No, it’s not a variation of a brass instrument. A ketubah is a Jewish marriage certificate surrounded by artwork. I met Michael Shapiro at the GLBT Expo in Manhattan. The thing about the ketubah is that it’s neither restricted to being Jewish or heterosexual. Michael’s original company was called, Ketubah Ketubah... View Article

June 3, 2010
Ketubah.com celebrates 14 years with contest

It’s official! Ketubah Ketubah, is marking its 14th anniversary with a name change. The innovative online ketubah company (www.Ketubah.com) will now be known as Ketubah.com, says company founder and president Michael Shapiro. “We were the first online specialty ketubah store. The company was online before Google existed.” Along with the name change, Shapiro is announcing a major give-away... View Article

July 13, 2010
REAL WEDDINGS | AUSTIN, TX (www.theweddingyentas.com)

Here’s a wedding filled with love the size of Texas. Lori and Allan are both Austin transplants. While they have lots of friends in town, all of their family and several of Lori’s close friends live out of state. Because so many guests were from out of town, it was important to Lori and Allan that they give their guests a taste of Austin. The wedding blended many elements that they appreciate about living in Austin and being Jewish... View Article

September 23, 2010
REAL WEDDINGS | MILWAUKEE, WI (www.theweddingyentas.com)

We’re happy to present a fresh, Labor Day Weekend wedding! It was a gorgeous day with so many stylized touches. This wedding is definitely for the books. Literally. Heather and Jordan met in college and their love affair is a real page turner. They are both librarians! They infused the book nerd details into their modernized Jewish wedding. View Article

November 2, 2010
REAL WEDDINGS | SHARON, MA (www.theweddingyentas.com)

Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure?! Heather and Adrian met while working at the same company in New York City. After their first date they knew they would be together forever... View Article

November 9, 2010
REAL WEDDINGS | SOMIS, CA (www.theweddingyentas.com)

Dave is a drummer in the L.A. rock band Fight From Above and is an extroverted, creative and funny guy. Arielle is the PR Manager at JDate® and with a quiet reserve and self-described “type A personality,” she and Dave truly embody the cliche “opposites attract.” View Article

October 6, 2009
Aspen Weddings by James Christianson, II

Ok, on to better and brighter things…like this ridiculously gorgeous wedding that the fabulous James Christianson photographed out in Aspen, Colorado. If you didn’t already fall in love with the chic style, the undeniable elegance, the pure magic of the day…you will with this next set of photographs! View Article

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Blue Forest
Judith Joseph
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My Beloved is Mine
Veronique Jonas
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Growing-Together
Dafna Jalon
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Katagami - Indigo
Temma Gentles
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Love's Mosaic: Lapis and Emerald
Robert Saslow
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Embracing Trees
Ruth Stern Warzecha
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