What began as a vacation to the US with friends and sun during a midwinter break, only got better when least expected… After an exciting week of traveling in San Francisco with my best friend we were off to NYC! Our first flight was delayed which resulted in missing the connection. Now all our bookings were forfeited and we were stranded in New Jersey with no place to be for the weekend. With some help of friends (who weren’t even in the same country!) we were fortunate to be graciously hosted by friends of theirs. It was a relief to find out that our hosts were an awesome young couple and we had quite the eventful time.
Following the weekend our hostess, my now sister in-law, called her favourite brother, Meyron, to tell him about a girl named Miriam that crashed her house, “she is only in town for a short time don’t let her get away!”
Fast forward six months later, several AU-US/US-AU return flights, not to mention sleepless nights/workless days of spending hours on Skype (depending which time-zone each of us was in) Meyron proposed in snow-covered New York while flakes fell from the night skies…
The wedding ceremony (Chuppah) took place on a beautiful sunny Thursday afternoon at Caulfield Park over wood planked bridges in between the two duck ponds. Surrounded by our dear families and close friends, under a draped white canopy, we were married. With a circa 1930’s white Bentley we were driven away while our photographer, Yervant, and assistant Dani, together with our videographer Ben, from Lifetimes Videos followed.
Parked in front of the hall, The Regent Theatre, on Collins Avenue we began our bride & groom photo-shoot. We loved the energy and creativity crafted by Yervant and Ben. We especially appreciated the way Yervant directed us while simultaneously allowing us to freely express our affection for one another. He really seized it all, from old building facades and magnificent large stairs to beautiful landscaping, capturing the city sunset as well as spontaneous snaps at a flower shop kiosk! We had two hours of brilliant photos and fun!
The pre-war style of the Regent Theatre created the perfect atmosphere for our royal event. However, the grandeur of the ballroom didn’t stop us from tearing up the dance floor and shaking it up all night! Our band was Moshe Feiglin and several of his crazy jammers, who fuelled the energy all night!
I wore a Pronovias gown with an added custom build up of lace sleeves for religious purposes. My headpiece was Swarovski crystal design shaped over the side of my head, just edging towards my eye. I had a cathedral veil along with a shorter one that stayed on for dancing. My shoes were white open toe heels by Coach, which were later replaced by flat tennis shoes. Meyron wore a black on black Dolce and Gabbana tie, and a custom tailored Jewish traditional morning coat (kapota) by Primo, NYC.