Dorene and Aviran’s traditional Moroccan wedding at Sephardic Temple Torah Israel was some of the most fun we’ve ever had! Not to mention, I don’t think we have ever seen a wedding quite as colorful as this one.
The bride and groom’s family and friends joined them for a Jewish Moroccan ceremony as the two officially became husband and wife. Dorene started the day in a high-neck gown and looked incredible. The bodice of the dress was gold while the skirt was white and she finished it all off by wearing her hair down.
Aviran complimented her in a navy suit with a black tie, black shoes, and a black yarmulke.
While dressed in their first outfits, we took the opportunity to snap some pictures of the bride and groom together and also with their families. These memories, of the entire family together on such a momentous occasion, are the kinds you’ll certainly want pictures to remember.
However, when it came time for their party of the century, the couple changed into some more traditional outfits. When the groom entered on his “flying carpet” we was wearing a long white robe with a white shirt under and a white headpiece. After he came in, some of the guests, also dressed traditionally, entered holding trays or candles.
Now it was time for the bride to enter! Dorene was lifted in an amaria, or a roofed platform carried by 4 to 6 men. She was in a long white dress with gold beading, a tiara, and her hair in a high ponytail.
When Dorene was put down, she joined her Aviran, on the couch. Guests came over and said hello as we took some pictures, another Moroccan tradition.
Once the entrance was over, guests danced all night long. Everyone was having such a great time and celebrating Dorene and Aviran’s love, it was beautiful.
Mazel tov Dorene and Aviran on your magnificent wedding at Sephardic Temple Torah Israel! We had so much fun and are so lucky we had the chance to be a part of it! We wish you a lifetime of happiness.
Photography: EXO Photography and Cinema