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  • New and improved: These upgraded wedding venues aim to add ‘wow’ to your vows

    By Elyse Glickman

    October 22, 2013 | 10:56 am

    Some brides look for the hottest new places for their wedding ceremonies and receptions. Others are interested in staging their nuptials at L.A. mainstays. There are places, however, that offer the best of both worlds — locations that are definitively part of the local DNA, yet...

  • Garden wedding in Israel

    March 14, 2012 | 6:26 pm

    When Miriam Sushman and her then-fiancé, Owen, were planning a summer wedding, they searched for an outdoor venue that would reflect their love of nature. 

    “Israel is such a beautiful country, and I couldn’t imagine not getting married outdoors if the weather was nice. Also,...

  • Brides reflect: the most important takeaways for wedding planning

    February 7, 2012 | 2:17 pm

    On my wedding day last fall, I was very nervous. My husband and I planned our celebration, to be held in Chicago, entirely on our own and all the way from Boston. We were also combining a Russian-Jewish family with a Sabra-Israeli family, and members of each took long flights to the...

  • The jilted bride

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    July 23, 2008 | 9:39 pm

    I came across this story today .... talk about a wedding headache!

    The jury has awarded a Hall County woman $150,000 after she sued her former fiance for calling their wedding off.

    RoseMary Shell sued her ex-fiance, Wayne Gibbs, after he broke off their engagement in 2007.

    Shell...

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  • Balancing family and friend requests not an easy task

    By Dana Greene

    February 7, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Getting married is a balancing act. I never quite understood this until my guy proposed.

    What's the big deal in wedding planning? I always thought. You set a date, pick a place, settle on a band, choose a few of your favorite flowers and do a dinner and cake tasting. What's...

  • Flower choices can make your simcha a blooming success

    By Jenny Stamos

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    You may not wear white for your wedding or hold your ceremony in a synagogue, but chances are you'll incorporate flowers into your day somehow, whether it's with an extravagant bouquet or a simple hair accessory. Here's what to consider when choosing your blooms:
    First Things First...
  • Saying ‘I do’ when you’re not a size 2

    By Paula Ganzi Licata

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It's your big day, and you want to look beautiful. But can you feel beautiful in a world that thinks you're too big?

    The average-size woman in the United States is a 14, but you wouldn't know it by today's wafer-thin celebrities. Keira Knightley, Paris Hilton and Victoria Beckham...

  • Married . . . at last!

    By Mierel Verbit

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I got married for the first time at 50. The groom was 51. Yes, we are both Jewish. We met online. I am tall, thin, blonde, green-eyed, and have a little turned-up nose. My father-in-law's first comment, across the Thanksgiving table, was, "Doesn't she look like a shiksa?"

    My...

  • What did you say your name was?

    By Leisah Woldoff

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    After the ceremony and after the reception, when all the guests have gone and the tables are cleared, there you are: Mr. and Mrs.
     
    The next morning, the groom wakes up with his name intact. However, the bride wakes up with a different identity.
     
    Every few days during the wedding...
  • Runaway Bride Redux

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    It's your wedding day. The rabbi pronounces you married. Your new husband steps on the glass -- and it flies across the room, hits a wall and doesn't even crack.

    Sound like a nightmare?

    It happened to author Eileen Rendahl -- and to Chloe Sachs, the heroine of Rendahl's latest...

  • Father of the Bride: No Job, Just Smile

    By Yehuda Lev

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Recently, I told some friends that I was going to accompany my younger daughter while she tried on wedding dresses. Their reactions were as follows:

    From the women: "How very sweet"; "How lovely to bond with your daughter"; "I'm sure you'll enjoy it."

    From the men: "Bring your...

  • Expert Tips Crack the Dress Code

    By Linda Bachmann

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Many wedding guests are often are as concerned as the bride and her attendants about what they will wear.

    Once upon a time, there were golden rules of wedding attire: Don't wear white -- it upstages the bride; and don't wear black -- too funereal. It was often a reliable pastel dress...

  • Get Married Without Disowning Your Mom

    By Carin Davis

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Welcome to tonight's main event, bride-to-be vs. mother of the bride. These two lightweight champions are battling it out for the hostess title. Ladies, take your corners. Have a clean fight, a fair fight and no hitting below the garter belt.

    Many a wedding have lead to...

  • Don’t Get Tongue Tied With Your Toast

    By Suzi Brozman

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Chances are, someday you'll be called on to raise a glass and offer a toast, probably at a lifecycle event like a wedding or bar mitzvah. Will you be ready? Will you remember the main points you wanted to make? Or will you end up with glass in hand and foot in mouth?

    The toast is...

  • Attending to Gifts

    By Linda Bachmann

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Your wedding party is an entourage of childhood friends, college roommates, siblings and other close family members. Most have been by your side, contributing their time, energy and love throughout the entire wedding planning process. So, when the big event is about to happen, how...

  • Wedding Bell Oops!

    By Carin Davis

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Last time I saw Barry, he was dressed as an egg at a Purim party, so I was excited to run into him last month at a birthday party.

    This time, for better or worse, he was wearing pants.

    "Barry, what's up? I haven't seen you in forever. How's life? How's work? Ohmygosh, how was your...

  • Create a Bridal Look That’s Made for You

    By Donna Gordon Blankinship

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The ornately beaded gown spent decades wrapped in a sheet from the time grandma was a bride until her granddaughter walked down the aisle.

    Both brides were beautiful and the dress was a focal point each time, thanks to the loving restoration work by dressmaker Camila Sigelmann, who...

  • Father of the Bride

    By Yehuda Lev

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Other than paying his share of the bills, the father of the bride has two principal responsibilities when his daughter marries.

    The first is to stay out of the way of the womenfolk in the family while they make certain that the dress colors match (but not too exactly), the proper...

  • Briefs

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Bay Cities JCC Emergency Meeting

    Twenty-five parents gathered at Bay Cities Jewish Community Center on Monday night to discuss emergency strategies to try to save their center. Bay Cities JCC is one of four community centers set to close by the summer because of insufficient...

  • Flowers Make the Wedding Bloom

    By Diana Edel

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Flowers are often a big part of anyone's wedding day, from the bouquets the bride and her attendants carry to the chuppah decorations and the table centerpieces at the reception hall. Many times the flowers are what the guests remember about the wedding (unless a minor disaster...

  • Chinese Box

    By Gina Nahai

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    So there's a fairy-tale wedding: a thousand guests in a flower-filled ballroom, a dozen violins playing Mozart, a grainy-voiced singer belting out an old Persian love song. The bride is 20 years old and ravishing, of course, but she's also blessed with charm and charisma, the kind of...

  • Relationships with God

    By Rabbi Susan Laemmle

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When John and I married, our invitation featured a verse from this week's Haftorah (Isaiah 61:10-63:9): Yasis alayich Elochayich kimsos chatan al kalah, rendered freely as "Come join in the sanctification of our joy"; literally, "As a bridegroom rejoices in a bride, so your God will...

  • Here Comes the Bride, No Stress in Sight

    By Judy Gruen

    February 10, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    I love a good party, so when they announced a Shabbat kallah at shul last week, I showed up. It made no difference that I couldn't pick the bride out from a crowd. A Shabbat kallah is always a great time, an all-female gathering to shower a bride with joy and blessings on the Shabbat...
  • The Meaning of Marriage

    By Rabbi Janet Ross Marder

    May 27, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Late spring in Los Angeles: cool, foggy mornings, with sun breaking through around midday. The strawberries are sweet and luscious; the gardens are full of roses. It's the season of simchas. Our calendars are crowded with graduations and family parties, but most of all with weddings....
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