Elizabeth & Jarah

* Elizabeth, Social Worker & Jarah, Rabbi * Photographer: Katie Jane Photo * Soundtrack for reading: “Mushaboom” by Feist *

One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe:  It all came together as it was happening because everyone made it happen.

The Info—Photography: Katie Jane Photo / Venue: The Loft in Montclair, NJ / Elizabeth’s Dress: Dem Two Hands / Jarah’s Suit: Macy’s

Favorite thing about the wedding: Being surrounded by people who love and celebrate us, being alone with one another for just long enough to take it all in, and being adorned with rainbow paraphernalia by our awesomely odd and wonderful friends.

Other cool stuff we should know about: The DIY wedding decor fest started when I became obsessed with the natural beauty of twigs, summer grasses and fall leaves, which I collected unceasingly for almost a year before our wedding. Meanwhile, Elizabeth took to crocheting all kinds of flowers and choosing tracks for our wedding playlists. At a certain point, we had lots of beautiful materials but not a lot of time left to put it all together. The most memorable part of our otherwise stressful planning process happened the night before our wedding, when, in our separate spheres of family and friends (Elizabeth and I intentionally chose to be separated for the twenty-four hours before the wedding) everything that was unfinished was taken up by someone who wanted to help. In her hotel room, Elizabeth and her fourteen-year-old niece and nephew finished the playlists, and in our unoccupied and incompletely decorated venue, my parents, sister and Maid of Honor attached little crochet flowers to twigs, strung fall leaves on twine and arranged centerpieces for every table.

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  • Siiiigh, so lovely.

  • Mazel tov to the happy couple! The gentleman with the orange lei around his face made my day – can’t help but smile back at him! :)

  • Karen

    This was a beautiful and heartfelt wedding. The joy on your faces says it all. Congratulations to you both!

  • That crocheted wedding dress is amazing!

  • Ruth

    So glad to be part of your very special day! Love you guys! Great photos!!

  • Shoshannah

    Wow, this is amazing. My favorite wedding on the site. Brought tears to my eyes.

    • Jarah

      Wow! That’s so heartwarming to read. Thank you!

  • So much love!!

  • Ahhh! Mazel tov!!! So gorgeous!

  • Megan2

    Yay local! Mazel tov! Montclair is so pretty, everything sounds perfect

  • Beccah

    Mazal tov to the brides. What a beautiful and personal wedding!

  • I love Wordless Weddings, and I really love this wedding!*

  • Melissa

    This is beautiful. Here’s to a beautiful marriage!

  • Saul

    Mazal Tov, Jarah! May you two know as much happiness as life can bring.

  • Meredith Aska McBride

    Jarah and Elizabeth, mazal tov! What a beautiful wedding. It was a privilege to get to work with you at KT a couple years back and I wish you all the best in your marriage.

  • Mazel Tov! I love the back-to-back picture and the kissing one after it- looks like you both spun around and grabbed each other in delight.

  • Spicy MacHaggis

    Mazel tov!

  • Suzanne

    wow! Jarah and Elizabeth, mazel tov!!

    I went to college with Jarah and we were friends several years ago, but have lost touch. How wonderful to come across your beautiful wedding on APW. You both look so happy! (and I totally love the photos of the elderly man with lei! too funny.)

  • Rachel Silverman

    Mazal tov!!!!