Rebecca and Daniel’s traditional Orthodox Jewish wedding started with a sacred ceremony at The Great Synagogue, the oldest and grandest Synagogue in Australia. This Synagogue has witnessed the marriage of the Bride’s parents, grandparents and great grandparents and it was very meaningful for the couple to continue this family tradition.
“Our Rabbi delivered the most beautiful ceremony, rich with personal stories and an understanding of each of us individually and as a couple. Of course, as with all Jewish weddings, it was completed with the groom stamping on a glass and everyone shouting “mazaltov!”, the Bride told Wedded Wonderland.
One of the most memorable moments of the morning was the Bedeken, which is the veiling of the Bride before the ceremony, witnessed by the couple’s closest family and friends. “It was the first time we had seen or spoken to each other in four days. Daniel walked towards me with the Rabbi, our fathers, the groomsman and friends in tow whilst everyone was singing and clapping to traditional Jewish music. It was exciting and overwhelmingly emotional.”
The couple’s Special Day ended with a relaxed and whimsical reception at Sergeants Mess, full of crazy hora dancing and love as they celebrated well into the night with their family and friends.
“The night was electric and it represented us perfectly,” the couple told Wedded Wonderland.
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