Sarah & RebeccaOctober 26, 2014
Sarah and Rebecca chose the Virginia Frontier Culture Museum as the ideal landscape for their wedding, on the perfect October day in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.
Family and friends gathered in two discrete and peaceful meadow settings prior to the ceremony for the traditional Tisch. As ceremony time drew near, Sarah and Rebecca’s groups came together for their First Look, then the signing of the Ketubah with a blessing by Rabbi Vanessa.
Guests were seated in the peaceful amphitheater as the ceremony began with family and Brides processing from either side. The traditional Jewish ceremony followed with many amusing and meaningful stories shared, and the breaking of the glass….Mazel Tov!
Festivities commenced at the Octagonal Barn as guests enjoyed a variety of appetizers and local cider, followed by a wood-fired pizza dinner. The barn was cheerfully decorated in the Brides’ favorite colors of purple and green with personalized mason jars and other fine touches of prayer books and baskets of homemade Challah rolls. The lovebird cake topper, handmade by Rebecca, was a perfect touch.
Sarah’s father Jeremy started off the toasts for the evening and followed with the blessing of the Challah, the cake cutting, and a unique and interactive performance from the Bent Theatre comedy improv group.
The evening ended in dancing the Hora and then the Bentsch, blessing Sarah and Rebecca many longer and loving years together.
Paul Rosen, violinist