Temple Beth Torah Wedding: Lauren & Justin

Lauren and Justin’s wedding at Temple Beth Torah in Melville was built on a foundation of love, family, friends, and tradition. 

The day started with a glam squad in the bridal suite. Lauren, alongside 10 bridesmaids, had their hair and makeup done in matching outfits. When they were all dolled up, they put on their gowns. Once Lauren was all ready to go, she stopped to read a card from her groom which helped to set the tone for the day. Justin was doing the same in his suite as Lauren got him a gift as well. 

bride and bridesmaids in jean shirts
bride and bridesmaids in matching outfits at Temple Beth Torah
bride's dress hanging from chandelier
bride's shoes
bride getting help with her dress
bride getting help with her dress from bridesmaid
bride's sister helping her zip her dress
bride's sister helping her with her shoes
bride putting on her shoes at Temple Beth Torah
bride in bridal suite at Temple Beth Torah
stunning bride at Temple Beth Torah
bride's bouquet
bride's first look with her father
bride reading her card
groom getting ready
groom's cuff links
groom opening his gift from his bride at Temple Beth Torah
wedding invitation
wedding bands and engagement ring on invitation
wedding invitation

The two participated in a Jewish ceremony. To start it off, Justin’s parents walked him down the aisle. As he reached the end, his parents kissed him and left him at the stunning chuppah where his bride would soon meet him. The bridal party all made their way down the aisle shadowed by the adorable ring bearers and finally, the bride and her parents. 

In a Jewish ceremony, the bride and groom do not exchange vows. However, there is a tradition in which the bride walks seven circles around the groom, one Lauren took part in. Both her mother and Justin’s mother held her dress as she did so, bringing family into their special moment. 

groom and his parents walking down the aisle
ring bearers coming down the aisle
bride and her parents walking down the aisle at Temple Beth Torah
groom hugging bride's father
bridesmaid's bouquet
bride walking around her husband at Temple Beth Torah
bride walking circles around her husband during ceremony at Temple Beth Torah
bride and groom kissing under chuppah at Temple Beth Torah

Lauren and Justin said “I do” and smooched in front of all their guests. Now that the ceremony was over, everyone went into the other room to eat some delicious food at the cocktail hour. During this time, we stole the bride, groom, bridal party, and their parents for some pictures to last a lifetime!

bride and groom's first look
bride and groom outside Temple Beth Torah with bride's veil blowing
bride and groom with bridal party outside Temple Beth Torah
bride and groom with bridal party outside Temple Beth Torah
bride and groom dancing in front of bridal party outside Temple Beth Torah
bride and groom with bridal party
bride and groom kissing in front of bridal party
bride and her mother posing at Temple Beth Torah
bride and her mother
bride and her mother
bride with mother and sisters
bride and groom with bride's family
bride and groom with grandparents
bride and groom with groom's parents
bride and groom posing at Temple Beth Torah
groom kissing his bride at Temple Beth Torah
groom kissing bride's hand at Temple Beth Torah

Time for the party! The reception was decorated with large white floral arrangements. Some tables had a variety of tall and short candles floating in floral-filled water. The dance floor was packed the entire night, whether guests were dancing the hora, participating in the conga line, or slow dancing with a loved one. 

Everyone stopped for a few moments however to watch the bride and groom cut into their 4-tiered, rose-covered wedding cake. 

floral centerpiece at Temple Beth Torah
candle centerpiece at Temple Beth Torah
bride and groom in ballroom at Temple Beth Torah
bride and groom during hora at Temple Beth Torah
bride and groom during hora at Temple Beth Torah
guests dancing at Temple Beth Torah
groom dancing
bride dancing at Temple Beth Torah
guests dancing at Temple Beth Torah
bride and groom's first dance at Temple Beth Torah
selfie at Temple Beth Torah
bridesmaids smiling
MC on mic
wedding cake
bride and groom kissing by cake at Temple Beth Torah

Soon, the night came to a close and Justin and Lauren said goodbye to all their amazing guests. We took one last picture of the couple outside before we left as well. 

bride and groom kissing at night with lights

We had such a great time at this beautiful Temple Beth Torah wedding! Lauren and Justin, we wish you nothing but happiness and health. 

Venue: Temple Beth Torah

Stationary: Fat Cat Paperie 

Florist: Dalsimer, Spitz, and Peck 

Music: Faze 4 Orchestras

Gown Boutique: Bridal Reflections

Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bari Jay

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