Super cool couple, Tamar and Asaf, designed the perfect Jewish wedding day for them – with spectacular results.
With a typically Israeli cool vibe, this Tel Aviv wedding featured a secular, alternative and egalitarian ceremony, with both bride and groom speaking under the chuppah and the happy couple smashing a glass each. We love it!
Fashion-forward bride, Tamar, ditched the traditional wedding dress for an oh-so-chic wedding jumpsuit by Kaviar-Gauch. Not only was it a bargain, but she looked absolutely breathtaking, and stole the show with her unique wedding getup.
The wedding was designed to feel like a luscious life vacation. The couple worked with florist Yahav Green to fill their venue with foliage and white flowers, in honor of Shavuot, on which their big day took place. With cocktails in hand, and their own self-created wonderland, the wedding provided a wonderful break for the couple and their guests.
All of the action and details were captured with aplomb by marvellous Smashing The Glass Recommended Vendor, Luz Weddings, who truly told the story of the day in the images below.
Tamar is the latest Smashing The Glass bride to take over these pages, so please give her a very warm welcome, and take it away, Tamar!
A relaxed, urban venue
Tamar, the bride: We got married at Avigdor in Tel Aviv. When we looked for a venue, the most important thing for us was that it would be conveniently close to Tel Aviv, where we, and most of our guests, live. The second thing we took into consideration was the food quality, and the third was the atmosphere.
The Avigdor uses the catering service of Erez and Hanan who are amazing. The design and atmosphere at the Avigdor is known as urban, groovy and relaxed and besides that, the place is known for it’s professionalism at the highest level of service.
An alternative Jewish ceremony
We produced the wedding ourselves. It was on the holiday of Shavuot, so Shavuot was our theme – the white color scheme and a light menu suited to the holiday’s traditional foods, which included cheeses, vegetables, fruits and fish (there was no meat or chicken dishes).
Moreover, we were very careful about the details and design in order to create an informal but pleasant atmosphere.
We had alternative ceremony, without a rabbi or any a registration at the rabbinate. We both smashed a glass and the two of us spoke at the chuppah. I think that fact that I chose to wear a jumpsuit, not a dress, also contributed to the relaxed and fresh atmosphere we tried to achieve.
A wedding jumpsuit
I bought my Kaviar-Gauch jumpsuit during a family vacation to Berlin. I didn’t plan to buy it, I just ran into this store while we walked in the streets of Berlin. The jumpsuit is an unusual item and I’m so happy I found it – most Israeli brides wear a dress for their wedding. It was amazing design wise and very high quality. It was perfect for me!
The second dress I wore for the party, was from the Women’s Spirit Association sale in Tel Aviv. That sale consists of dresses which are donated by the designers, and all the profits from that sale are donated to charity organization.
Two dresses together cost me less than half the price of a standard Israeli designer’s dress.
A bespoke headpiece
My unique headpiece was created especially for me by the amazing and talented designer – Tami Bar Lev.
My hair stylist, Shai Halali, made sure perfectly positioned it into my up ‘do.
The handsome groom
All Asaf’s clothes were Polo by Ralph Lauren. We bought the shoes from Aldo.
A meaningful ceremony
We got married in an alternative ceremony, without a rabbi, a ketubah or a rabbinate registration. We both smashed a glass and the two of us spoke at the chuppah.
My and Asafs’ friends held the pillars of the chuppah. It was a secular ceremony, and we were very happy with the result and the impact on our wedding — the ceremony was exciting and meaningful.
Dancing the night away
For our entertainment, we chose the amazing DJ Maayan Bergman.
We used the florist and designer Yahav Green, who did an exceptional job with the selection of the plants and their positioning in the space.
We filled the venue with foliage and white flowers. Most of the tables didn’t have a seating plan – guests could choose to sit wherever they wanted.
Our fabulous photographer
Luz Weddings were our first choice. We knew we want them to photograph our wedding even before we had a wedding date or a venue.
Shay, our lead photographer is a very talented photographer and an amazing person. We knew Luz work very well before the wedding and we knew they would photograph our wedding, no matter what.
Our wedding was also successful because we chose to work with amazing and professional suppliers.
The venue, the catering, the designer, the photographers and the DJ – we knew we could count on them and it was important for us to choose suppliers who would understand our vision and make it come true.
Our vision was to create a pleasant, relaxed and easy atmosphere. We tried to give our wedding a special feeling, not just “another wedding” that people go to out of obligation. We wanted to give our guests a few hours of escape into a green world, with great tastes and perfect atmosphere, with a breeze in their hair and cocktails in their hands.
Tamar & Asaf’s wedding
Photography – Luz Weddings
Venue – Avigdor
Bride’s dress – Kaviar-Gauch and Women’s Spirit Association
Accessories – Tami Bar Lev
Groom’s attire – Ralph Lauren and Aldo
Hair – Shai Halali
Flowers – Yahav Green
Catering – Erez and Hanan
DJ – DJ Maayan Bergman
Indeed a super cool couple! Such a fun wedding. Great set of images by the way. Everyone looks amazing. This is really good. Congratulations!
Tamir R. says
One of those weddings you would not forget fof long.. I was there. It was a very spacial event