What a gorgeous Jewish wedding! Grace, Controller of Rilea Group Inc, and Jay, the founder and CEO of Gift of Life Marrow Registry, planned an ultra-meaningful celebration of their love filled with personal touches, and we are OBSESSED.
Everything from the happy, bright color scheme of vibrant oranges and pinks to Grace’s fabulous Ines Di Santo gown to the fun touches honoring the bride’s home country of Venezuela (you’ve GOT to read about the hora loca!), this wedding was chock full of Jewish joy and love.
And we’re positively head over heels for the couple’s exquisite custom ketubah by Smashing The Glass Recommended Vendor Micol Designs. From the minute Grace and Jay met Micol on Zoom, the connection was immediate, and she understood their vision of incorporating their love of stained glass and artist Marc Chagall, and specifically his painted ceiling of the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris, so perfectly.
The finished product – incorporating names of family members and images representing Grace and Jay’s different backgrounds – is truly a sight to behold. Don’t miss it in the wonderful photos by Manolo Doreste!
Now over to Grace…
How we Met
Grace, the bride: We both joined a dating website called “Silver Singles” for single people over 50 years old. Jay sent me an emoji with heart eyes and after checking his profile and interpreting a chart that silver singles provides of similarities and differences why we should be a good match, I sent him an emoji stating that I was interested. We started chatting on Silver Singles website, then moved on to Instagram and then video calls. After 3 weeks, we agree to meet in person.
I, Grace, had done a list of requirements I wanted my future partner to have and I had put a note, underlined, at the end of the list that said: “I will recognize him because he will present a single red rose to me”.
Since our first date was in covid-restrictions time, Jay rented a movie theatre just for us and once we sat down, he went into his backpack and pulled a single red rose. I was left speechless and my heart raising. I told him, one day I will tell you what this rose means to me.