Down to the Wire!
After finding my dress last week in Chicago, my fiancé Loren and I drove back St. Louis so that I could clean out my old studio. Three days later, my parents and I flew from Chicago to Boston to attend my brother’s graduation from Harvard. Two days after that I presented at a conference in Philly on transforming the Jewish community. I then returned to Chicago on Monday for my bachelorette party that evening. Tuesday morning Loren and I met with my rabbi Brant Rosen at our beautiful new GREEN Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation synagogue (JRC).
Working in my studio at Washington University in St. Louis
My girlfriends and me at my bachelorette party at Cafe Iberico
As for the ceremony, we determined that the sheva brachos will be chanted in both Hebrew and in Spanish, that Loren and I will be circling each other seven times, and that the ketubah (which the two of us are designing) will only be in Hebrew.
The inside of our kippot
In light of Loren’s wedding footwear, the silliest addition to the service will be the boot that Loren’s best man will hand him to put on before breaking the glass!
Wednesday before leaving for St. Louis, I went to find some flowers. I will be making my own arrangements the night before the wedding. I know it is crazy, but I am so picky and the flowers and the dress are the only two things that I REALLY care about, so I will be doing it myself.
Purple Irises, Calla Lilies, Yellow Tulips, and Red Gerber Daisies