Kathryn & Hugo’s Jewish and Mexican At Home Wedding

by Meg Keene, CEO & Editor-In-Chief

This lovely and simple at home wedding was sent to me by the fabulous bay area photographer Loren Weltsch. I think this wedding is a great example of how the wedding ceremony and celebration itself have a beauty that shines through when you strip it down to it’s elegant essence. Here are the details Loren sent:
This wedding took place at the brides parent’s home in Saratoga, California. The entire celebration was a wonderful example of two cultures coming together – the bride is Jewish and the groom is from Mexico.
The ceremony took place on the front lawn with a simple chuppah. The two little ringbearers were eager to come down the aisle since they found big lollipops at the end! The bride and groom did not have a wedding party but asked several friends to participate in the ceremony by reading blessings.
The bride wore a simple lace dress and her wedding ring is a family heirloom from her grandfather. She had friends help do her hair and make-up.
Guests enjoyed traditional Jewish dancing as well as music from a mariachi band. Once the sun went down the backyard was lit up with strings of white lights and paper lanterns.

There are so many things I love about this wedding: the simple lace dress, the family ring, the merging of two cultures (which is something we are carefully considering during our wedding planning), and more then anything the pure joy on the brides face as she is being lifted up for the chair dance. A big thank you to Loren for sharing this wedding with us.

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com. #NASTY

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  • Aimee

    Wow. Love, love, love, love, love. Thanks for sharing this one, Meg.

  • that lollipop is the cutest!