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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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