Sample Jewish & Interfaith Wedding Ceremonies
(Click on couple’s names to view entire ceremony text)
Noah & Paola were married at the School House in Downtown Delray Beach, FL. Noah and I had known each other for years, but unbeknownst to us, Paola found me through a completely different reference. Imagine how crazy it was that we came together in that way. It was a great wedding, and it felt wonderful to do such a Mitzvah for a very good friend.
Dan and Rita were married at the Riu Palace, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. This was one of my favorite weddings, because I was able to spend so much time them, and got to know their families and guest. I felt like part of their family, and still stay in touch with their family members, and friends. Read about Dan and Rita’s wedding on my blog.
What can I say about this couple? You can read about them all over my blog. Liz is – and always will be one of my closest friends. I was part of their beshert first date, and have been a part of every lifecycle event in their family, including the birth of their 2 children.
Meredith & Kevin’s Interfaith Wedding Ceremony
I performed Kevin & Meredith’s wedding in Raleigh, NC. at the Umstead Hotel. They were a beautiful couple, and the wedding was made even more beautiful by the amazing bagpipe players they had, and the Scottish family theme. I co-officiated with a Catholic Priest, and we had a great time together at the wedding. I even ran into an old friend – read about them in my blog.
Kristin & Wendy were a beautiful gay couple who came to Fort Lauderdale to have their commitment ceremony, and spend a week of vacation with their son, Cody. Because they were so far away, I helped them arrange their flowers and a photographer, and we had a beautiful ceremony on Ft. Lauderdale beach. You can read about them and see their photos on my blog.
Jamie is Liz’s brother, and as you might have read, Liz’s wedding was the very beginning of my Cantorial career. Jamie has become such a great friend over the years, and we are so happy to see him so happy with Camille. Camille is one-in-a-million. She has the mirror personality to Jamie, and she fits perfectly in Jamie’s life, and in his family. They’re my family members, too, now…because I am definitely “their” Personal Cantor! Love you guys!
Staci & Bruce are the couple I wrote about in my blog, titled “Summer Weddings“. One of the sweetest, most down to earth couples, their wedding ceremony was at Broken Sound Country Club, in Boca Raton. It was warm, and personal, and beautiful, and I had so much fun creating it with them. They chose an Interfaith ceremony, with quite a bit of Jewish tradition, but it was spiritual, and meaningful to both of them. They had their very special friend read the Apache Wedding Poem, and everyone loved the ceremony. Who wouldn’t love this couple? They were wonderful to work for!
Felix and Evelina were married on August 23rd, at the Riu Palace Resort in Aruba. With 28 family members and very close friends, this was an intimate and memorable weekend for everyone. I have the most amazing respect for the Russian-Jewish families I have met, and this family was no different. It was important for Felix and Evelina to have a beautiful, traditional Jewish wedding, but to also add a flair and a bit of “outside the box” thinking. They did an amazing job balancing old and new ideas!
Sebastian and Moran were married at The Bath Club in Miami Beach. I just adored them. In order for me to see who they were as a couple, it was important to them to invite me to their home on Miami Beach for coffee. I was able to see them interact in their most comfortable place, and I just fell in love with them both! They had the greatest long-distance love story, and I can’t wait to see how their future unfolds.
Michael and Larissa were married at the Sheraton Cable Beach, in the Bahamas. They arrived there, with their friends and family by cruise ship, were married on the beach, and then returned to the ship to continue the party, and a wonderful weekend together with their closest friends and family. They are an amazing couple, and even though we had very little “face time” together, I will always remember them as one of my favorite couples! You just can’t find anyone SWEETER than the two of them! I can’t wait to go to Phoenix to visit them!
Keith and Faith were married at the most magnificent villa on St. Maarten. One of my all time favorite wedding experiences, the weekend I spent with themwas beyond words. They are one of the nicest, most down to earth, authentic couples I have ever met, and so were their family and friends. We had the best time in St. Maarten, and I will always cherish the memories that were made there