My Big Fat Israeli Wedding: A sunny beach affair

Riina and Esa from Helsinki chose Tel Aviv as a wedding location because "it seemed like a great mixture of urban atmosphere, beach and great cuisine."

Riina and Esa's beach wedding (photo credit: Bryan Saragosa)
Riina and Esa's beach wedding
(photo credit: Bryan Saragosa)
We love getting submissions from our readers, especially when they decide to make Israel their destination wedding location and get married at an intimate beach location- our favorite kind.

That's why when we saw the pictures from we were thrilled. So beautiful.Riina and Esa are a couple from Helsinki, Finland who love travel. When they began discussing where to get married, they found themselves dreaming of a beach wedding. Riina tells us that in Finland it's nearly impossible to plan a beach wedding because of the unpredictable weather so even though she had never been to Tel Aviv before, she came up with it as an ideal wedding location. "It seemed like a great mixture of urban atmosphere, beach and great cuisine. We also thought that Israel would be an interesting place to visit for our guests."To plan the event from Finland they booked event planner Monica Cohenca & Tsachi Melamed to take care of all the details and help them create the event they had always dreamed of.We love the beautiful and happy pictures of Riina and Esa's wedding day. Their shining smiles, the laid back yet elegant vibe, their great style and beautiful beach location are what 300 days of Israeli sunshine are all about. Vital statisticsVenue: GazeeboPlanner: Monica Cohenca & Tsachi MelamedPhotographer: Bryan SaragosaBridal Gown: CymbelineHair: Highlights SalonMakeup: Michal MoscowitzJewelry & Accessories: Design DomiBridal Shoes: Minna ParikkaGroom Suit: J. LindebergGroom Shoes: TomsDecor: Olla DesignsLian Matias is the founder of Hatunot Blog, an English resource blog for planning a wedding in Israel. For more wedding inspiration and tips on planning an Israeli wedding visit the blog here: