Andrea and Daniel – Jewish Wedding, Florence
02 Nov 2012
Andrea and Dan’s Jewish Wedding in Villa di Maiano, Fiesole was fantastic. Point. From their getting-ready to the party at night. They are such nice couple, so in love, you can see it in every moment they spend together. Andrea is a doctor and Daniel is a lawyer, they are living in London and wanted to get married in very important city which is also full of culture. There are not so many cities in the world and in the end they chose Florence. Wedding Venue: Villa di Maiano, Fiesole
As you can see in the pictures they celebrated a Jewish wedding, see the Kippah (A kippah or kipa, also known as a yarmulke, kapele, is a hemispherical or platter-shaped cap, usually made of cloth, often worn by Orthodox Jewish men to fulfill the customary requirement held by some orthodox halachic authorities that their head be covered at all times, and usually worn by men and, less frequently, women in Conservative and Reform communities at times of prayer. Thanks Wikipedia.) For those who want to know more about the Jewish wedding you will find information at the end of this post.
Getting Ready: Platinhome Firenze
Wedding Venue: Villa di Maiano, Fiesole
Wedding Planner: Silvia from SposiamoVi Firenze
A Jewish wedding is a wedding ceremony that follows Jewish law and traditions. While wedding ceremonies vary, common features of a Jewish wedding include a ketubah (marriage contract) which is signed by two witnesses, a wedding canopy (chuppah or huppah), a ring owned by the groom that is given to the bride under the canopy, and the breaking of a glass. Technically, the Jewish wedding process has two distinct stages: kiddushin (sanctification or dedication, also called erusin, betrothal in Hebrew) and nissuin (marriage), when the couple start their life together. The first stage prohibits the woman to all other men, requiring a religious divorce (Get) to dissolve, and the final stage permits the couple to each other. The ceremony that accomplishes nisuin is known as chuppah. Today, erusin/kiddushin occurs when the groom gives the bride a ring or other object of value with the intent of creating a marriage. There are differing opinions as to which part of the ceremony constitutes nissuin/chuppah; they include standing under the canopy – itself called a chuppah – and being alone together in a room (yichud). While historically these two events could take place as much as a year apart, they are now commonly combined into one ceremony.