My Big Fat Israeli Wedding: Jaffa chic
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By LIAN MATIAS/HATUNOT BLOG
July 11, 2013 16:26
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Nir and Rita's wedding.
(photo credit: Mama Photography)
Today we are raising a toast to Nir and Rita who came all the way from
the city of lights to tie the knot in a beautiful Jaffa wedding last
Rita, originally from Portugal and Nir, from Holon (Israel)
live and work in Paris, the city which also brought them together. They
met in Paris several years ago as flatmates and quickly realized that
they shared more in common than just a Parisian roof and love blossomed.
Rita is not Jewish, it was very important for her to have the wedding
in Israel. She not only wanted her family and friends to meet Nir's
loved ones, but also wanted to show them a different side of Israel than
what they see on the news. Guests from over 10 countries arrived to
Israel a week before the wedding and went for excursions with Rita and
Nir that were planned in advance. "For me this wedding was not only
about one day, but a few days that I wanted to make unforgettable for my
family and friends. Our guests were amazed by the vibrancy and energy
of Tel Aviv."
The wedding itself took place at Jaffa's Beit
Andromeda venue, which was chosen not only because of its history and
beauty but also due to it's cultural richness. We love how even when
planning her wedding from afar Rita was able to incorporate beautiful
details into her special day such as the wooden key guest table numbers
with matching centerpieces and their wonderful wedding cake. Our
favorite part? A time capsule that was made on the wedding day with
items and notes that the guests were asked to bring and placed in a
vintage suitcase bought at the nearby Jaffa flea-market. In 25 years
Rita and Nir hope to return here to celebrate their anniversary with all
their wedding guests and open the capsule.
We love Rita's gorgeous wedding day look, which whisks us for a moment to the trendy streets of Paris. Mazal Tov Rita and Nir.
The vital statistics
Venue: Beit Andromeda
Photographer: Mama Photography
Bridal Gown: Laura Monge
Hair Accessory: Laura Monge
Hair & Makeup: Marketa
Groom Outfit: Massimo Dutti
Decor: Michal Benbenishti
Wooden Table Keys: Dana Turgeman
Wedding Cake: Art Cake
For the full wedding and more pictures, visit hatunotblog.com