It’s a real pleasure for me coming back to tell you about one of the most beautiful weddings of 2018 season: Laura and Moshi’s Jewish wedding in Rome.
Laura and Moshi are a lovely couple coming from England, who chose the eternal city for their beautiful jewish wedding.
I met them few months before the event and the first thing that caught me was their funny way see their special day. This was something really unique
They wanted to have a charming, elegant and traditional Jewish wedding but with a touch of irony, which is something I really love.
It was a wedding full of special moments, lots of them very touching. What came out from my external point of view was the great love that keep them together and the great love that surrounded the couple. And this is something that always enchant me. Love could be felt from from their family and friends. It was made with love for love!
You can appreciate it from wonderful pictures by Paul Tolman studio, that perfectly represented the feeling of the whole wedding.
Jewish wedding ceremony at Great Synagogue of Rome
Once Laura was ready she moved with her father on her vintage Rolls Royce to the Great Synagogue of Rome, one of the most beautiful synagogues in the whole world. It is a place full of history and ancient traditions that the jewish community of the eternal city is proud to preserve. It is always a great emotion for me and my Team working in such an historical venue!
When Laura arrived at the synagogue, she saw Moshi and they had their bedecken outside the synagogue entrance with all procession go the participants.
Bedecken is an important part of the Jewish wedding ceremony: groom places the veil over the bride’s face. The Yiddish term means “cover up” and has an obvious English cognate, bedeck.
There is a powerful romantic vibe at the bedecken; groom is danced into the room where the bride sits surrounded by friends and family. Often it is the first time the couple has seen one another in a week or a day, depending on one’s custom. Bedecken is the beginning of the couple’s shared life and therefore counts as a marriage ritual.
After the bedecken, the processional started and Laura and her father walked down the aisle of the synagogue for the signing of the ketouba and the beginning of the traditional jewish ceremony. As all Jewish ceremonies it was really great full of emotions and traditions. A wonderful moment for all.
Jewish wedding reception at Villa Miani
After the ceremony the whole group moved to Villa Miani the reception venue bride and groom chose for their wedding reception. Welcome aperitif was served on “GuardaRoma” garden overlooking a stunning view of Rome skyline as background.
During the aperitif bride and groom’s family and close friends took some wedding pictures with bride and groom.
At sunset all guests moved to the romantic Patio of Villa Miani for wedding seated dinner. As Jewish tradition wants dinner started with famous Israeli dancing. Then the the sheet throw and other crazy dances alternated to the served courses again as per the jewish tradition.
After midnight the whole group moved to the first floor of the villa for the cutting of the wedding cake wish was a funny laired cake with a roman chariot on its top driven by two Laura and Moshi’ small icing miniatures. So fun!
Sweets buffet and lots of crazy dances, closed a great evening that all will remember for a long time!
Rome is magic!
Thank you Paul Tolman studio for the gorgeous pictures of Laura and Moshie and their amazing jewish wedding at Villa Miani in Rome.