Just magical

17 Mar 2014

Just magical

Ben and Naomi’s wedding w as the first Jewish ceremony many of their guests had attended

Ben Jardine and Naomi Burn

Where: Ceremony at Radlett and Bushey Reform Synagogue followed by reception at Hunton Park, Hunton Bridge, Herts

Photography: Steve Shipman Photography

We knew that we wanted to have our wedding ceremony at Radlett and Bushey Reform Synagogue. My family are all members there and I had my bat mitzvah there at age 13 so it’s a place that means a lot to us. We wanted to share this with our guests, many of whom had never been to a Jewish wedding before.

In Jewish weddings the bride and groom see each other for the first time at the bedeken, a private ceremony with the closest family and the rabbis (we had two, but normally only one is needed), where the groom veils the bride. At this point, all my bridesmaids were all in tears but Ben was just feeling relieved and happy to see me.

We both walked down the aisle with our parents and all gathered under the chuppah for our ceremony. It was a traditional Jewish ceremony and ended with Ben smashing the glass with his foot.

The theme of the reception was magical woodland. Our table names were all trees and the table centres were white trees with tealight holders hanging from them. As it got darker outside, the tealights lit up the whole marquee which looked really magical. My bridesmaid, Anna Byers, who is a jewellery designer, designed our invitations with a love birds motif that was used throughout the wedding on all our stationery and even on our cake. Anna also sang in the choir during our ceremony.

After the cake cutting, we had our first dance, followed by Israeli dancing and the bride and groom being lifted up on chairs. A very scary moment!

WHO DID WHAT

Photography: Steve Shipman Photography, St Albans, 01727 865873, www.steveshipmanphotography.com

Venue: Hunton Park, Watford, Hertfordshire, 0844 980 2311, www.deverevenues.co.uk/locations/hunton-park.html

Dress: Bellissima Weddings, Essex, 01245 323585, www.bellissimaweddings.co.uk

Accessories: Bellissima Weddings, as above

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Phase Eight, www.phase-eight.co.uk; Zara, www.zara.com

Hair: Karen Hyam, Redbourn, Herts, 01582 794998, www.ateliersalonspa.co.uk

Make-up: Robyn Hawes (friend)

Groom’s outfit: Moss Bros, www.moss.co.uk

Stationery, flowers, Venue Dresser: The Dream Wedding Company, St Albans, 01727 800381, www.thedreamweddingcompany.com

Cake: Emily Jane Cakes, Old Knebworth, 07799 848809, www.emilyjanecakes.co.uk

Transport: Gorrod Limousines, Hatfield, 01707 662522, www.gorrodlimousines.co.uk

Entertainment: Disco Services UK, Welwyn Garden City, 01707 395551, www.discoservicesuk.co.uk

supplier finder

Get a quote

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

supplier finder

Find a supplier

Search over 200,000 Suppliers in the UK.

or

Leave a comment

Comments

There are no comments to display, be the first!

bride

Everything for your wedding

Dorothy Perkins releases SS20 bridal collection

The collection includes wedding dresses, bridesmaids' dresses and guest fashion ...

Wedding Photo of the Week: Eclipse Imagery Photography

Each week we’re inviting all wedding photographers to submit their images to be Bri...

16 bridal outfits with statement bows

Wrap up your bridalwear with a statement bow or two to wow your wedding guests ...

12 one-shoulder wedding dresses

Asymmetric wedding dresses are having a moment, with one-shoulder gowns taking the s...

10 of the best non-matching bridesmaid dress combinations

For a picture perfect bridesmaid line-up that isn't completely uniform, take a look at th...

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

the wedding show

Sat -Sat 01
Bride: The Wedding Show at Tatton Park find out more »
Sat 01
Harefield Barn Open Evening, Devon find out more »
Sun 02
De Vere Wokefield Estate Multi-Cultural Wedding Fair find out more »
Sun 02
The Kimberley Hall Wedding Fair, Norfolk find out more »
Sun 02
Colshaw Hall Open Day find out more »
Sun 02
Merrydale Manor Open Day find out more »
Thu 06
Bowood Wedding Open Evening find out more »
Sat 08
Penshurst Place Wedding Open Day, Kent find out more »
Sun 09
Lillibrooke Manor Wedding Fair find out more »
Sun 09
Chadderton Town Hall Wedding Show find out more »
Sun 09
Winter Wedding Showcase, Guildford find out more »
Sun 09
Oulton Hall Wedding Fayre find out more »
Sun 09
Farnham Maltings Wedding Fair, Surrey find out more »
Sun 09
Hotel du Vin Bristol Wedding Fair find out more »
Sun 16
Chester & Cheshire Wedding Fayre find out more »
Sun 16
Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa Wedding Fair find out more »
Sun 16
Winchester Guildhall Wedding Fayre find out more »
Sun 16
Clifton College Wedding Fair, Bristol find out more »
Sun 16
Red Event Wedding Fayre, North West find out more »
Sat -Sun 22
Bride: The Wedding Show at Bournemouth International Centre find out more »
Sat -Sun 22
Bride: The Wedding Show at Norfolk Showground find out more »
Sun 23
The Suffolk Wedding Show, Spring 2020 find out more »
Sun 23
Luxury Liverpool Wedding Show find out more »
Sun 23
Coppid Beech Hotel, Berkshire find out more »
Sun 23
Walton Hall Wedding Fayre find out more »
Sun 23
Eastwood Park Wedding Fayre, Gloucestershire find out more »
Sun 23
The Wild and Wintery Wedding Show find out more »
Sun 23
The Kings Arms Wedding Open Day, Dorset find out more »
Sun 23
Burnham Beeches Hotel Wedding Fayre find out more »
Sun 23
Laura Ashley Hotel The Iliffe Wedding Inspiration Day find out more »
Sat 29
Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding Fayre, Poole find out more »