Weddings

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Put more you into your wedding day

A wedding day is filled with symbolic
tradition, from religious customs to the never-ending circle reflected in the rings and the types of flowers. Music sets the mood for every wedding, and it’s an easy
place to put your own spin on the celebration. Whether you forgo the traditional bridal march entirely or simply look for an…

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Modern-day mikvahs

Pictured above: The Goldman Mikvah, located at Congregation Beth Tefillah in Scottsdale. There are many reasons to visit a mikvah, or ritual bath. Jewish law requires that one immerse in a mikvah as part of the conversion process to Judaism and woman are required to immerse before getting married and when observing the laws of…

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The chuppah: as unique as you are

While other girls dreamt of the elegant wedding gowns they would someday wear, when I was young, I dreamt about my chuppah. To me, the chuppah represents the doorway into the heart of the couple married beneath. The chuppah is the most recognizable symbol of a Jewish wedding. Meaning “covering” in Hebrew and open on…

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What’s trending in Weddings

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming. Just a simple internet search can result in thousands of photographs on Pinterest alone. Each year, wedding planners come up with what they think some of the hottest trends will be in their industry. Here are a few ideas of what’s trending for 2018: Navy is the new black…

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The rise of Israeli wedding dress designers

There was a time, not so long ago, when the words Israeli haute couture could be considered an oxymoron. There was nothing elegant or sophisticated about evening dresses. And bridal gowns? A profusion of puffiness and petticoats! But times changed. Dramatically. In a country known as the startup nation, the bridal industry has captured the…

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Wedding Directory 2018

Arizona Jewish Historical Society Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center 122 E Culver St., Phoenix 602-241-7870 • azjhs.org Beautifully restored historic venue is available for weddings, b’nai mitzvah and celebrations. Open to people of all faiths. Main hall has original hardwood floors and 10-foot arched windows; also a museum gallery and lovely outdoor garden terrace. Casa Cala…

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