Natalie & Nicole | Über-creative rustic ‘Barn Eccentric’ Jewish Wedding at Sydney Polo Club, Australia


You know when a couple have really put their blood, sweat and tears (of joy obviously!) into their big day because it shows. It shows in the small details, it shows in the smiles of rapture on their faces and it shows in their guests faces. It also shines through in the photography. Nicole and Natalie run a creative agency and are two craft-istas so they unashamedly went to … [Read more...]

Natalie & Eli | Informal DIY Boho Jewish Wedding at House Plantation, Texas

Outdoor Boho Jewish Wedding at House Plantation, Texas

I think it took me exactly 3.6 seconds from the moment I first read Shaun Taylor's email, detailing Natalie and Eli's wedding, to thinking oh yes, this has crashed through my submission barriers – I've got a killer Smashing The Glass wedding on my hands here! I love that Natalie made her own dress and wore cowboy boots. I love that Natalie's mum made her jewellery. I love that … [Read more...]

Gena & Tony | Extraordinarily imaginative ‘colour explosion’ Jewish wedding at the Sydney Polo Club, NSW, Australia

Colourful Jewish wedding

Epic. Get your sunglasses ready because todays wedding is a massive rainbow-hued colour fest. Gena and her husband Tony had one of those weddings where there are so many details I love I hardly even know where to start. There's Gena's pom pom crown, her crochet dress and her supersize bouquet filled with flowers of every possible hue, glitter, ribbons, and pom poms. Then … [Read more...]

Missy & Yoni | Super cool and colourful South East London Jew-ish wedding at Asylum Arts and The Big Red Pizza Bus

Missy and Yoni

I’ve been saving this amazing wedding for the launch of the new blog design as it totally epitomises a 'Smashing The Glass' w-day. The creativity and individuality is quite astonishing and the truth is when I first looked through the images by the legendary Laura Babb I was doing a little happy dance over every detail. Smashing a piñata instead of a glass? SQUEAL!  Derelict … [Read more...]

Amanda & Brian | Romantic elegance Jewish wedding at the Rosewood Hotel, London


I hope you are ready for elegance and sophistication this Monday afternoon folks. Amanda and Brian's gorgeous wedding has more than a touch of class about it and I'm delighted to be blogging the first ever wedding to have taken place at the the coolest new hotel kid on the block, the Rosewood Hotel in High Holborn. And as for the photography well….I don’t know how on earth … [Read more...]

Dana & Stuart | Autumn city rustic Jewish wedding at the spectacular Angel Orensanz Foundation, Lower East Side, New York City


Dana and Stuart's wedding has Autumn completely wrapped up. Long farm tables with flowers and candles, orange and cream colours with pops of russet inspired by Dana's amazing auburn hair, and a total sense of joy, warmth and tenderness thoughout. Our bride is so very elegant but at the same time clearly having the time of her life... That smile - it's so infectious! And … [Read more...]

Tali & Dan | ‘Gin in teacups’ 1920′s Jewish Wedding at Heatherden Hall, Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, UK

Natalia and Dan's Wedding

Blake Ezra, one of our Smashing Suppliers, always captures bucket loads of love and emotion in his wonderful photography, and this is most definitely true of Tali and Dan's big day which I'm beyond excited to be featuring on the blog today. This stylish pair were married at Heatherden Hall at the legendary Pinewood Studios, just outside London, and this has got to be one of … [Read more...]

A guide to the Jewish Wedding Ceremony and Order of Service under the chuppah


Good question! Many wonderful traditions come together in a Jewish Wedding Ceremony and each one symbolises the beauty of the relationship of a husband and wife, as well as their obligations to each other and the Jewish people. Here's my guide to everything you need to know. [ Image: Natasha & Jez's wedding by Susan Stripling ]  1. Signing of the Ketubah To start … [Read more...]

Mikah & Alex | Brunch themed Jewish wedding with lots of personal touches (and a juggling rabbi!) at the Berkeley Oceanfront, NJ, USA


Who says weddings have to be afternoon or evening affairs? Late morning is absolutely open too—and  if your favourite meal of the day is brunch (like Mikah and Alex's is) then you need look no further for inspiration for creating a really personal brunch wedding than right here. There are so many great reasons to serve brunch for your wedding food. It's a great way to stick … [Read more...]