traditional Jewish ceremony

Sarah & Rebecca's Jewish Wedding

Sarah & RebeccaOctober 26, 2014

Sarah & Rebecca Wed

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.

Sarah & Rebecca Wed

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!

Sarah & Rebecca Wed


Sarah & Rebecca Wed

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 & Rebecca Wed

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.

Sarah & Rebecca Wed

The evening ended in dancing the Hora and then the Bentsch, blessing Sarah and Rebecca many longer and loving years together.


Stephanie Gross Photography

Frontier Culture Museum

Rabbi Vanessa Ochs

Blue Ridge Pizza Co.

Mike Lund Food

Paul Rosen, violinist

Bent Theatre

Barb Wired LLC