My Big Fat Israeli Wedding: Jaffa chic launches a new series of wedding content with a column that brings you the inside story on beautiful weddings taking place in Israel.

July 11, 2013 16:26
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Nir and Rita's wedding

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 month

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.

Although 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

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