- 9 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
After we were done taking formal portraits and family pictures, the immediate family and bridal party gathered in the bridal room for the Ketubah Ceremony. In Jewish tradition, the Ketubah is a marriage contract between the bride and groom that is a legal document in Israel and actually some US states. FI is not Jewish however, so ours was purely symbolic. We came up with the wording ourselves and it was basically everything we were promising to each other for the marriage ahead. The background of the Ketubbah is one of our engagement photos.
After gathering everyone in the room, the Rabbi spit the groom’s people and the bride’s people to different sides of the room. We spent time with our family friends and had time to tell them how they have shaped our lives to that point, and they had a chance to tell us the same. It was such a wonderful and special time. My mom and I totally lost it, (we’re such criers!)
After we were done with our families and friends, the rabbi said a prayer over us and we signed the Ketubah. Then we both chose a witness to sign on our behalf. I chose my grandpa who has been married to my grandma for 50 years and is such a inspiration to me. DH chose his sister who he’s always been very close to.
our ketubah which DH made himself
trying so hard not to cry
my mom starting crying about two words in. she’s even more emotional than I am.
my sweet little brother
DH’s mom is beaming in this one.
A sweet moment between DH and his step-mom
Next up: the ceremony