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At Our Ketubah Signing:

by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

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At Our Ketubah Signing: | A Practical WeddingOur Rabbi: David, say, “I promise to love you, respect you, and support you as Jewish husbands have always done for their wives.”
David: I promise to love you, respect you, and support you as Jewish husbands have always done for their wives.
Rabbi: Meg, say, “I promise to love you, respect you and support you as Jewish wives have always done for their husbands.”
Me: I promise to love you, respect you, and support you as Jewish wives have always done for their husban…. WAIT, no that’s not right!
Rabbi: Oh! Sorry! Partners! I mean, wives! I mean, partners!
David: No, it was right.
Me: No it wasn’t…. oh, I mean yes it was. Oops.
Rabbi: Now you’re just trying to confuse me. I had a pair of lesbians yesterday.At Our Ketubah Signing: | A Practical WeddingAt Our Ketubah Signing: | A Practical WeddingPhoto of our Ketubah and my moment of realization by One Love Photo

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and son. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit

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  • Shayna

    That is so incredibly hilarious! I love it! Egalitarian rabbis are the best.

  • Nicole

    that's beautiful. i love it.

  • Rachael Eisner

    AWESOME!!!! So awesome. This would be reason #100 why I read this friggin blog instead of go to bed on time. Because you do entertaining things like that. =)

  • KirstLouise

    Hilarious. Similar thing happened to me actually, during the ceremony all we hear is "rustle, rustle, splash SPLASH" and it turns out that my dog and my friends dog, who are usually so well behaved – have decided that this is the appropriate time to go wrestle in the mud. I have a picture of it too, it's one of my favourites!

  • petitechablis

    Oh, that's fantastic! Thanks for making me laugh on a gray morning, Meg. Also, I think this is the first good look I've gotten at the party dress — it's beyond fabulous!

  • Sunshine

    It's official. You two are nuts. And I mean that in a good way.

  • Mouse

    Meg! You look so, so happy in that first photo. Glowing! I'm glad there was an oops moment so you guys could laugh it off and glow. :)

  • Lauren

    Hysterical! And, you are gorgeous!

  • anat

    meg – your ketubah is gorgeous, I have to know where you got it!

  • Meg

    It's the Persian Rose Ketubah. Google that and you'll find it.

  • Ashley Serena

    Love this story. :)

  • Cate Subrosa

    I was all ready to comment "wow, that photo is AMAZING" when I saw the first shot (because it really is) but then I saw the other two photos, and suddenly your joy is more amazing than any photo. Ceremony laughs are the best.

  • Mrs T

    I do love when a ceremony gets funny! Your dress is TO DIE FOR. My friends did that wine ceremony thing – where you each pour a glass of wine and then take a sip – in this case the nervous groom drank the whole glass – then the celebrant said 'Now pour your remaining wine into the same glass – this is your contribution to the marriage' to which everyone cracked up. Best ceremony I've ever been too. So glad you could have a laugh at yours!

  • Fatale Femme

    So funny! It's not just any Rabbi that's marrying lesbians one day and straight couples the next.

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