Summer is truly here, and what better way to celebrate than with a Michal and Shem’s bright and beautiful Tel Aviv wedding.
There’s always something so cool about the way Tel Aviv couples do things, and Michal and Shem were no exception. Juxtaposing fresh, spring blooms against an industrial, urban backdrop, everything about the wedding is so true to the Tel Aviv bohemian city babe vibe.
The gorgeous details, including the creative pinwheel display behind the chuppah and the beautiful sprayed bottle table numbers, were all captured with aplomb by our much-loved Recommended Vendor, photographer Luz Weddings. We’re also swooning over the absolutely creative and chic couple shots! We’re almost as in love as Michal and Shem look!
We’re really into Michal’s bridal style, including her Limor Rosen dress, complete with pockets! We’ll leave you in Michal’s capable hands for the full story – take it away, Michal!
How we met
Michal, the bride: We worked together at a coffee shop. We started out as friends, and one time after a night out with all our friends from work we ended up alone with each other, and here we are after six years…
An urban venue
We got married at the East Tel Aviv. We were looking for a place with an urban vibe.
A colourful spring theme
When I first got engaged, I knew the one person I need to talk to was my sister Tali Tovrat. As a wedding photographer, she knows everything there is to know about planning a wedding, and together, the first thing that we did was to come up with a theme for the wedding.
We got married in the spring, and we wanted it to be a spring wedding: very colorful, bright, fresh and blooming, and we wanted everything, from the invitations to the design of the venue itself to reflect that.
Our invitation was unique because my sister designed it to be in sync with our theme: fresh, spring, blossom.
Fresh, glamorous hair and makeup
I knew from the very beginning who I wanted to be my makeup artist. Nurit Chen has been the family makeup artist over the years, from the moment I saw the way she works, I knew she was the only one I want to do my makeup. Her work is very clean, and she knows how to give me a very natural, glowing look.
She matched me with Guy Samuel to do my hair, and he is a complete wizard! I had my hair down, and he knew exactly what to do with it so it would look fresh and glamorous all day.
A dress with pockets
My dress was by Limor Rosen. I’ve been following Limor’s designs for years, and I knew I wanted a dress from her from the beginning. I was looking for something that would make me feel like a princess, but not princess looking.
I fell in love with a skirt that had pockets (!) and we matched a top to that.
Diamonds and fresh flower accessories
I had a set of diamond earrings that belong to my grandmother, a V-shaped diamond necklace from Noale Jewelry, and fresh flower tiara (orchids, and small pink passiflora flowers).
For my shoes, I wore bright white/off-white heels with gentle leaves of gold from Cala.
The handsome groom
Shem wore a three-piece suit by Doron Ashkenazi: a white shirt, red suspenders, a checkered vest, and navy blue jacket and pants.
A bamboo-frame chuppah
We wanted something very simple and clean. The venue provided the bamboo frame and a simple sheer white cloth, and we added some red, orange and champagne honeycomb fans and balls at the back of the chuppah to give it some sparkle.
We made confetti for the guests to throw over us as we were walking down the aisle. At the ceremony, we had a rabbi who is a poet and sang all the Seven blessings.
Freshly picked flowers
We choose a mixture of colorful flowers that would create the feeling of freshly picked flowers, and we arranged them in different colored and shaped bottles that we bought.
I had a bouquet with white and soft pink roses that matched my tiara.
Our fabulous photographer
We saw Luz Weddings‘ photos and really liked their style. We felt that they could take very interesting and unique photos without making it kitschy.
We really like un urban vibe, and we wanted to find someone who connected with that. The minute that we met with them in person, we knew that we made the right choice for us, and we had so much fun with them during the whole day. And, of course, the photos were amazing!!!
A naked cake
Our wedding cake as a present from my sister and her husband. It was a naked dripped cake, in-keeping with the spring, colorful flowers theme.
Balloon crowns and photo magnets
We had a guy that did balloon crowns and handed them out on the dance floor. We also had a magnets photographer, who gave magnets from the wedding and party to the guests.
We did almost everything ourselves (with my sister) and it was so much fun and made it so special, as it was unique to us and reflected who we are.
Along with everything else, we did table numbers by ourselves, we took glass bottles and sprayed them with shapes of numbers to match all the flowers on the tables.
Advice to brides and grooms currently planning their wedding
Try to have as much fun as you can! Take everything in good spirits, and remember that it’s only one special day of the rest of your life.
Michal & Shem’s little white book
Photographer – Luz Weddings
Venue – East Tel Aviv
Bride’s dress – Limor Rosen
Bride’s shoes – Cala
Bride’s jewelry – Noale Jewelry
Groom’s attire – Doron Ashkenazi
Hair + Makeup – Nurit Chen and Guy Samuel