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Wedding Wednesday | Ceremony & Reception

First off - thank you all so much for your sweet sweet words about our photos!! You all really know how to make a girl feel special!! In case you missed the first post, you can find it here.

Moving onto our ceremony & reception. Not sure if I've mentioned it here before but I'm Jewish and Gary is Catholic...with that being said, we always knew we'd have an interfaith ceremony really joining together our two families! We incorporated customs from both religions and it was so special!! Before the ceremony we signed our "marriage contract" which in Jewish culture is called the Ketubah. It basically outlines the bride and grooms responsibilities to one another in the marriage and is an agreement of sorts - not enforceable by any means, but more so for the sentiment. Each word on the Ketubah was picked out by the both of us and it's a beautiful piece of art.
The Rabbi, Bride, Groom and two witnesses all sign the Ketubah. 

So remember how I said it poured on our wedding day!!  At 2:00 PM we made the call to move the ceremony inside to another ballroom - we knew it wouldn't stop raining before the 6:00 PM start time...even though it wasn't the background I had hoped for - everything and everyone literally vanished when I walked down the aisle to Gary!! You stress over things that aren't in your control, but the day of, there is a sense of calmness that takes over you body! 



Gary stomping on the glass and making it official! 
Nope, now it's official :)
We had an hour cocktail hour for guests while we finished up some photos and had a few moments to ourselves! 

After that, it was time to party!! And party we did - we even extended our time an extra hour so that we could keep the party going!! 
Just like the ceremony, we had a lot of traditional elements in our reception as well, including the horah dance and chair lifting. All of this can last anywhere from 10-15 minutes!! 
We had 150 people at our wedding, I can honestly tell you that 100 of them were on the dance floor at this moment!! 
I'm so happy that we chose to go with a live band! KTG Entertainment had us all on the dance floor the entire night! 
One really cool aspect that made our wedding so unique and special was the entertainment...not from the band but from our guests!! Gary's cousin performed a special guitar solo for us with the band, my parent's good friend (who also happens to be an entertainer) from Russia sang songs in three different languages and we also had a very dear family friend sing a special Frank Sinatra song!! 
Our first dance was to "You & Me Together" by the Dave Matthews band!! 

My dad and I danced to "You Are So Beautiful" & Gary and his mom danced to "I Hope You Dance"
Guess what they say about the bouquet is true - headed to celebrate Krissy's wedding as you read! 
So excited to defrost the top layer and eat it soon!! 
I loved every minute of our reception and truly didn't want it to end!! I mean does any bride really want her wedding day to be over?!

Thank you again for reading or even just scrolling through photos!! It's been so much fun recapping the wedding and next week will be the details including my handmade table signs!! 
xo,
Biana
Photo Credit (all photos): Gwen Tundermann
Entertainment: KTG Entertainment 






25 comments

  1. This looks like a really fun reception! Great photos!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  2. You really have some amazing wedding pictures! Love the ones of you guys with your parents. We ended up extending our reception also!

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  3. I seriously cannot get enough of your wedding pictures! The two of you look so happy! The pictures on the dance floor it looks like everyone is having such a blast. Your photographer was seriously amazing. How cool is that about your bouquet? Was there a good fight for it? ;-) I can't wait to hear all about your trip girl! xoxoxo

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  4. A great, live band is one of the most important aspects that Brian and I want for the wedding. It looks like yours was a blast!

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  5. Great photos - I would have stressed so much about moving venues - but like you said, you walked down the aisle and married the same man.... all good!

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  6. This looks like it was such a fun time!! Every looks like they are having a blast!! And what an amazing sweet picture of you and your dad dancing :))

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  7. My sister had a live band, and if I ever get married I definitely am!! I think it just adds so much more! Your wedding looked like it was blast!

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  8. I seriously love seeing all your wedding pictures and reading about it! That sucks you had to move your wedding inside but it looks like everything still turned out gorgeous!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  9. Gorgeous pictures! Love the purple uplighting!

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  10. Such gorgeous pictures - love the light in the back of the alter during the reception...you two look so in love!

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  11. Ah I love looking at these pictures! It's making me all giddy thinking about my wedding :) I'm worried about the weather for mine because our wedding is outside at my parent's lake house, so our only back up is some tents.

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  12. Biana you were such a stunning bride, I love how you incorporated both of your faiths. Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us :)

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  13. Your wedding looked like a lot of fun! I can't believe you had the chair lifting...I've always wanted to be at a wedding where they do that!! Ha!
    Safe travels!! XO

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  14. The wedding looks like so much fun! And The ballroom that you ended up using for the ceremony looks gorgeous!

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  15. Looks like such an amazing day! Love the DMB song for your first dance! You had a packed house. The cake is so pretty.

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  16. Oh my!! What an amazing celebration! It is so sweet that you brought both of your religions together! I love all the little traditions you included! Looks/Sounds like a great party! And that is so funny about your bouquet toss! The same exact thing for who caught mine! ;)

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  17. Love that you each incorporated parts of your religion into the ceremony!! That really is two becoming one!! And I LOVE all the reception pictures!

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  18. Love that you were able to incorporate both religions. The reception looked like a lot of fun. AND THE CAKE!!! :)

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  19. Looks like such a fun party! And so true about the calmness that comes that day - I was SO STRESSED all week leading up to the wedding but oddly enough I woke up the day of and was totally fine!

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  20. Everything looks beautiful! And you are right, the fact that you didn't stress on the day or when the rain started, speaks a lot about you. And despite that, it looks amazing!

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  21. aww i love the photos of you guys dancing with your parents! :)

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  22. such great pictures!! you looked so pretty:)

    xx.
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  23. I'm loving reading about your wedding! David and I are dancing to "You and Me" by DMB too! Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! xo

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  24. Love that you incorporated things from both of your traditions!

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  25. Your dress and veil....ARE Perfection! Like don't be surprised if you see yourself pinned on my wedding board :)

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