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How to avoid making your wedding day one to forget

by Alison Friedman

October 22, 2013 | 10:29 am

Using chairs with no armrests could be dangerous. Photo by Paul Fetters Photography

It’s no secret that all the planning and decisions required to pull off a wedding can cause stress and worry. From flower designs to musical selections, there are a million things that... read full article

  • Wedding: Bridge to reconciliation

    by Mara Shapshay

    September 18, 2013 | 12:02 pm

    I got married June 30 at the Chabad Residential Treatment Center. 

    Yes, you read that correctly. I didn’t get married at the Four Seasons but at a drug and alcohol rehab facility on the corner of Olympic and Hauser boulevards. It was the most un-orthodox Orthodox Jewish wedding a...

  • Married, but not in Israel

    by Michelle Chabin

    September 18, 2013 | 11:59 am

    Located in the eastern Mediterranean, the island of Cyprus feels very familiar to Israelis, due to its warm climate, arid stretches of mountainous land filled with olive trees and beautiful beaches.

    Not a bad place for a wedding, right?

    Every year, according to Israel’s Central...

  • Weddings: Fabric of your (future) life

    By Elyse Glickman

    July 17, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    Weddings are unquestionably high-pressure situations, with budgets, guest lists and locations being hot-button issues. However, as real life and reality television attests (Exhibit A: “Say Yes to the Dress” on TLC network), there is nothing that can bring out a bridezilla quite...

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  • ‘Blue Lagoon’ Honeymoon

    By Elyse Glickman

    November 16, 2012 | 2:16 pm

    Islands and honeymoons are a time-tested match made in heaven. Perhaps that’s why so many newlyweds flirt with Fiji, a gorgeous archipelago nation in the South Pacific. 

    This country is the embodiment of romance. One of its most recognizable islands is the Turtle Island resort,...

  • Jewelry District tips

    by Sophie Golub, Contributing Writer

    November 16, 2012 | 2:12 pm

    Whether you are hoping to find that perfect engagement ring or a nice pair of diamond earrings, the Los Angeles Jewelry District can cater to those needs.

    With approximately 5,000 wholesale and retail jewelry shops and nearly 30 multistory buildings all within a six-block area on...

  • Cost-conscious weddings back in style

    By Karmel Melamed

    July 18, 2012 | 4:46 pm

    Lavish weddings featuring guest lists upward of 500 people were seemingly de rigueur in Southern California’s Iranian-Jewish community just five years ago. But the growth of six-figure simchas strained middle-class families, leading some couples to either call off a wedding or...

  • Over-the-top nuptials an Israeli specialty

    by Michele Chabin

    July 18, 2012 | 4:36 pm

    Born into a poor Moroccan immigrant family that settled in the development town of Dimona, Yardena Ovadia always dreamed of giving her daughter a fairy-tale wedding.

    A millionaire who made a fortune doing business in New Guinea, Ovadia spent almost $2 million on the Venetian-themed...

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