What they saidWhat was the most memorable moment of your day?
amanda: Jared was approaching me during a traditional jewish pre-ceremony, called a Bedekken. I was crying (tears of joy!) because I was overwhelmed with emotion, and he whispered into my ear: “I only ever want to make you smile.”
jared: When the men danced me in to veil the bride in the traditional Jewish pre-ceremony. That was really special and I couldn’t stop smiling.
amanda: This goes for the planning and the day-of: surround yourself with people you trust to take on ALL of the stressful details so that you’re just enjoying yourself.
jared: Just try and stay relaxed. A handkerchief helps if you sweat (or a change of shirt if you sweat like me). And don’t wear your new shoes for the first time at the wedding. Gotta break those in.
amanda: It was private, but funny. I brought a backup dress to dance in, but in all the haste, I had forgot to bring a bra to the reception venue. My cousin, Nicole was heading back to the hotel to put her kids to bed, and I asked her to go get my bra – but she didn’t have the key. So she had to convince the hotel staff to let her in to my room to get her cousin’s bra. Luckily, she’s a very persuasive gal
jared: Either the bride’s cousin biting it hard on the dance floor or my cousin literally giving me the shirt off his back because I had sweat through mine.
amanda: I really loved the way it turned out – such a satisfying feeling to see a vision come together! I wouldn’t change a thing!
jared: I honestly wouldn’t change a thing…except actually try and eat the appetizers. Didn’t have a chance to try those. Heard they were good.
processional • “Can’t Help Falling in Love” -Elvis; “Here Comes the Sun” -The Beatles; “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” -Death Cab for Cutie
recessional • “Siman Tov & Mazal Tov”
bride & groom introduction • “Empire State of Mind” -Jay Z feat Alicia Keys
first dance • “Here, There and Everywhere” -The Beatles, performed by the best man & maid of honor
father/daughter & mother/son • “Stand By me” -Ben E. King
St. Martin and Anguilla, in the Caribbean!
January 13, 2016
amanda & jared