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  • Personalize your ketubah without breaking the law

    By Michele Alperin

    October 10, 2008 | 4:25 pm

    For many brides and grooms, the ketubah signing that precedes the veiled walk down the aisle has a bit of mystery about it. They may not be sure exactly what the ancient Aramaic text says, but the signing ceremony sets just the right air of solemnity as a prelude to the veiled walk...
  • Save the date, save the world

    By Elyse Glickman

    October 10, 2008 | 4:21 pm

    Wedding invitations have traditionally gone beyond telling friends and family about the whens and wheres of a couple's big day. Through use of color, typefaces and embellishments, they made a statement about a couple's personality and tastes.

    As the environment and economy play...

  • L.A. bakers suggest ways to make picking your cake a little sweeter

    By Elyse Glickman

    August 15, 2008 | 6:31 pm

    In Los Angeles, with today's foodie culture in full tilt, there is no "one-size-fits-all" option when it comes to choosing a bakery to create the perfect wedding cake. And since it is the bride who usually makes the cake decisions, she'll soon realize that it can be as complex as...
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  • Location, location, location

    By Elyse Glickman

    August 15, 2008 | 6:25 pm

    Your congregation is there for you when you need it, but there are times when you're tempted to think outside the synagogue -- such as your wedding.

    Destination weddings in spots like Hawaii or the Caribbean are a romantic way to start a new life with someone, but changes in the...

  • Sweet somethings for that special day

    By Elyse Glickman

    August 15, 2008 | 6:16 pm

    While the image of a wedding cake at the center of a reception table is iconic, many couples and their guests will admit they are not exactly "layer cake" kinds of people. For this reason, having a sweet table is a must, not just alongside a cake but sometimes instead of one.

    "I am...

  • Same-sex marriage and the fabric of society: What does it all mean?

    By Julie G Fax

    June 17, 2008 | 9:04 pm

    If you look at the fine print, last month's landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage doesn't change much in practical terms. Domestic partnership, available to Californians since 2005, gave couples nearly all the same legal rights and responsibilities as marriage,...
  • With this ketubah, I thee wed

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    June 17, 2008 | 8:28 pm

    While civil ceremonies abound up and down the California coast, those seeking a Jewish ceremony -- complete with ketubah (the Jewish marriage contract) -- have a few extra stops to make on the road to matrimony.

    There are lots of ketubot to choose from -- both in Los Angeles and...

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