Down to the Wire!

Posted by Maya E.

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

Loren and me at the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation

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

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1 Chaviva { 06.11.09 at 2:13 pm }

Cafe Iberico! I loved that place :) Sounds like things are coming together nicely for you. Wahoo!

2 Posted by Elisheva S. { 06.11.09 at 6:12 pm }

Nice! Did you do the print of the Rebbe on your wall?

3 Posted by The Mrs. { 06.11.09 at 6:22 pm }

That is seriously the most stunning synagogue I’ve seen. Makes it more special that it’s also “green”!

4 Posted by Maya E. { 06.11.09 at 6:50 pm }

Thank you!
Chavia- my girlfriends and I have been going to Iberico for years, it is one of our “spots” I didn’t want to to anything to crazy, so I stuck to food :)
Elisheva- Yes, I actually did that painting of the Rebbe when I was living in Spain. It has been with me for a while now.
The Mrs.- JRC is a pretty spectacular project!

5 Posted by Courtney S. { 06.12.09 at 7:51 am }

That synagogue is amazing!! Also, where did you order your kippot? This was a wonderful entry – you’ve been quite busy!! I am curious to see what flowers you choose as well :) I am using all calla lillies and look forward to seeing your creations!

6 Posted by Maya E. { 06.12.09 at 8:35 am }

Thanks Courtney! I think my mom ordered the Kippot from Rosenblum’s. Our main concern was price, and I think these were relatively inexpensive. If price had not been an issue, I would have ordered Kippot from Mayaworks . I look forward to seeing your flower arrangements as well!

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