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“One of the World’s Leading Wedding Bloggers”
Matthew Amroliwala, BBC World News
Smashing The Glass is the undisputed number one planning resource for couples who are keen to make their Jewish (or Jew-ish) wedding as unique as they are, and is proud to be the BIGGEST Jewish wedding platform in the world.
Our goal is to match a very engaged audience of Jewish couples, with industry-leading brands and vendors.
Perhaps you’re who they’re looking for?
Catering for a niche who have a propensity to spend a considerable sum on their wedding day, our readers are savvy and sophisticated and are highly engaged with both our website content and our social media channels.
Do take a look at our testimonials from both wedding vendors and readers just a little further down the page.
ADVERTISING / PARTNER WITH US
We’d love to help promote your business to our readers. Options include social media campaigns, sponsored posts, giveaways, dedicated one year partnership, and brand collaborations. Simply email us with a link to your website and social media URLs, and if you’re the right fit for our audience, we’ll forward you our media kit packed full of stats and everything you need to know about Smashing The Glass.
And with our founder, Karen’s, background in design, branding and marketing, we specialise in working with vendors and brands in very creative ways. Don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss any kind of brand collaborations.
If you’re the right fit for our audience, we are here to serve and promote you in every way!
Please note that only businesses who align with our aesthetic and readers will be approved for partnerships. Please also note that partnering with STG is never just a ‘banner in the sidebar’ or directory listing — it is a membership, relationship, and service.
STG RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Vendors We Love is the area of the site where we handpick beautiful brands and services based on relevancy to our audience. For enquires regarding our recommended vendor partnerships or to be considered for membership, please contact us with a link to your website and social media links, and ideally, any links to reviews of your business.
Being listed as a recommended vendor is never just a ‘listing’ — it is literally just the beginning.
As a Recommended Vendor, our goal is to develop long-term trust and brand association on your behalf, via the website, through our consultancy, and via social media, Facebook Live and IGTV, and personal recommendations.
Testimonials From Advertisers + Recommended Vendors
I look at Smashing the Glass as a Jewish wedding bible and hub. Karen has set the tone perfectly. It’s a mix of inspiration, ideas, positivity and no judgement – showing brides and grooms to be, that they can have their wedding their way.
As a Jewish wedding planner, Smashing the Glass is the perfect place for me to show my prospective clients what I do and what can be offered.
Karen and her team are very supportive, offering guidance and suggestions for my business and profile – putting me in the best position possible, in front of a highly targeted audience.
My business has definitely benefitted from being on Smashing the Glass and working with Karen.
Natasha Levine, Jewish wedding planner, Events by Natasha
Working with Smashing the Glass has been one of the best decisions that I have made for my business. From a strategic perspective the audience is 100% my “ideal client” but on another level, Karen is totally supportive of all of her vendors and an absolute joy to work with.
More to the point, I book weddings via Smashing the Glass. This week alone I have booked two, and as full service wedding planner who is only looking to book a maximum of 10 weddings in a year, this is a fantastic return on my investment.
Michelle Jacobs, Elegante by Michelle J
I’ve now had a 2nd (very large) booking from my profile on Smashing The Glass and it is clearly THE best directory for vendors I have experienced. Not just a personal service but I can tell that because the website is limited to high standard/ high end suppliers, the clientele coming our way are serious and already very clued up!
Francesca Berlin, Manager, XS Showband
I attribute the bump in my business in the last few years to partnering closely with Smashing The Glass. Thank you Karen and team.
Stephanie Caplan, Owner, The Ketubah
I’ve just confirmed my 4th booking through Smashing The Glass. I’m so grateful. Thank you Karen and team!
Jemma Gade from The Country Flower Company
Over the last 5 years since it’s inception, Smashing the glass has been monumental in growing and shaping my career as now, one of the leading musical suppliers in the Jewish Wedding Industry both as a Chazan and as a band with the Matzoh Boys.
It has helped me grow right from the very get go – and has given me the ability to reach clients that I otherwise would have simply not been able to tap into.
It is now the world’s leading Jewish wedding blog, and has given me opportunities to sing at the most exclusive weddings both in the UK and around Europe and has helped clients connect with us. Frankly, it has made me one of the most established names in the industry.
Karen and her team are extremely helpful, industrious, forward thinking and groundbreaking. I feel extremely lucky to be associated with such pioneers and only the most talented of suppliers within the industry.
Jonny Mosesson, Singer & Entertainer
I came across STG after chatting to Karen at a wedding suppliers event. Before even seeing her work, I knew she was passionate and hugely driven to helping couples find the absolute best suppliers for their wedding.
I’ve been delighted and impressed ever since deciding to work with Karen and her team at STG. I know that they do everything possible to promote my work and find the perfect clients for me. It’s not about filling the diary with dates, it’s more about introducing the right clients to the right suppliers for their wedding. So when I get an enquiry from a couple who found me on STG, I know they’re going to love what I do! Since working with STG I’m shooting more Jewish weddings than ever, and loving every minute of it.
Paul Rogers from Paul Rogers Photography
I love STG. Karen has always been super supportive of the work that we do at Louise Perry Weddings. I get regular enquiries and have had some lovely brides through it.
It is one of the two places I pay to advertise my business and will keep doing so. It’s not just about the exposure on the blog, its all about the help and assistance Karen gives to her vendors, she gives us a voice and this allows us to connect with couples.
Louise Perry, Creative Director and Founder, Louise Perry Weddings
For a high end Jewish wedding resource there is nothing else quite like it. It’s such a beautiful blog, with fresh and varied features, tips and resources and top suppliers. I have had so many enquires and bookings from advertising with Smashing The Glass and I am delighted to be aligned with the brand. Karen Cinnamon brings so much energy and passion to the world of weddings. She is wonderful to work with. A true star in the field.
John Nassari, Photographer and Creative Director at John Nassari
As a small business, I have to be very careful about where I put my marketing dollars. I’m happy to say that working with STG has been a wonderful experience! It’s given me a chance to connect with tons of brides and grooms, and STG readers been an absolutely pleasure to work with. Of course, the cherry on top is that Karen is an incredible advocate for the businesses she partners with. She’s always coming to me with new ideas, opportunities and referrals.”
Adriana Saipe from Ink With Intent
I’m so honoured to be on the STG Recommended Vendor list, featuring just a few hand selected vendors. I even booked my first ever Jewish wedding at Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire, as result partnering with Smashing The Glass. It’s the only blog I’ve ever booked a wedding from!
Rahul Knona from F5 Photography
Thank you so much for the fantastic write-up and for continuing to promote us so positively! We really do appreciate you taking the time to really understand our brand. We very much look forward to working with you for many years to come.
Sofia Wilde, Sound Generation
Smashing The Glass has been brilliant. Shortly after advertising on STG I received an enquiry, which then turned into a booking for my wedding function band. The wedding was a few days ago and the client emailed me to say how delighted she was.
Karen is super helpful and I’ve also had referrals from her for my solo pianist act, which again have turned into bookings.
STG connects all of its suppliers together through Facebook, so it is a bit like being in a virtual club. Karen knows her onions and personally reaches out to look after you. In a nutshell, doing paid media on STG has been a totally worthwhile investment for me.
Bryan Edery, Bryan Edery Music
Thank you Karen! I’ve just booked my first Jewish wedding in the UK — it’ll be in London next August and they found me on your site. You star!
Shaun Taylor from Shaun Taylor Photography
Since working with Smashing The Glass, we receive over 50% of all our organic traffic from your blog.
Deirdre McGinnis from Chic & Boutique Wedding Venues
I have been part of the STG family for over a year now and it is an absolute pleasure to be involved with such a dynamic blog. Being amongst a handful of selected vendors is excellent for my business as it constantly pushes me to give the best possible service and quality that I can. Karen is 100% dedicated to STG and I have received a number of enquiries from around the world via STG and have been able to photograph some beautiful weddings for STG readers.
Herschel Gutman from Herschel Gutman Photography
With so many broad spectrum wedding blogs to choose from it is refreshing to find one that is uniquely targeted towards its intended market; the Jewish bride and groom. We are always delighted to have our designs featured on STG and have collaborated on a number of projects, from competitions to interviews. Karen and her team are a pleasure to work with and have the perfect mix of professionalism, drive and warmth… a rare and winning combination. Having our work feature on STG has directly benefited our business, surely there is no greater endorsement than that!
Katie Bridges from Mary Jane Vaughan Design in Flowers
Smashing The Glass works really well for us – our sponsored posts and Recommended Vendor listing have been a great success. Just last week we had a site visit from a reader who is ‘obsessed’ with your posts!
Emma Jones from RSA House, London
Being listed with Smashing The Glass DOES work, I’ve had enquires and bookings as a result and Karen is brilliant to deal with too.
Chris Giles from Chris Giles Photography
Smashing The Glass has been a wonderful way to connect with fun, modern Jewish couples who are looking for something a little different. We have booked and continually have interest from couples who read STG. Having Karen looking after our interests as a supplier gives us wonderful piece of mind. It’s a unique and wonderful resource.
Leo Payne from Moon and Back Wedding Films
Being an STG Recommended Vendor means being part of a slick, creative, exciting brand. I’ve had brides mention in passing that they found me while exploring Smashing The Glass, as well as having received referrals and recommendations directly from Karen. For me it is the enthusiastically inclusive nature of STG that makes it outstanding and a brand I am proud to be associated with.
Harriet O’Brien — Wedding Celebrant
I’ve just booked a wedding in London for next September with a couple who live in New York, who found me via your blog. International reach and all that!
Martin Beddall from Martin Beddall Wedding Photography
I’ve found working with Karen a total delight. She is extremely well informed, professional and lovely to deal with. We’re huge fans of STG, the expert tips and recommendations and the beautiful work featured on the blog and are honoured to be one of their selected suppliers. STG has established itself as a leading authority and go-to resource in the weddings industry. I can highly recommend working with STG and with Karen.
Lisa Shiner, BE Group TLV
You did a really great job in putting the blog post together so beautifully. No sooner had you posted it, I had an enquiry (that has now turned into a confirmed booking!) from a couple getting married at the Dorchester….
Jeremy Standley from Jeremy Standley Photography
Smashing The Glass is an essential resource for any Jewish wedding. There are so many creative and inspirational ideas on this blog — it gives you all the information you need to make your wedding really special. And of course, it’s packed full of fantastic supplier’s (including me!) who know exactly what elements are required to make your Jewish wedding really amazing.
As a photographer, Smashing The Glass has helped my business grow and I’ve photographed the weddings of many couples who found me on this site.
If you are having a Jewish wedding, or want to work on a Jewish wedding, you need this blog!
Adam from Adams Wedding Photography
Smashing The Glass is one of our favourite blogs! Rosewood London loves working with Karen. She is always looking for fresh, innovative wedding ideas, and we love collaborating with her.
Kelly Hunt, Director of Romance at Rosewood London Hotel
The only regular advertising we do is with Smashing The Glass. We love Karen’s style and positive vibe – her infectious enthusiasm flows through everything she does.
Shir, Jewish Music Band
There’s so much positive energy on Smashing The Glass that I’d imagine you will propel a lot of people into marriage, just by seeing the happiness on your blog.
Ardyn Halter, Ketubah World
I recommend your site to all my Jewish brides and have received much positive feedback from it.
Catherine Langlois, Bridal Designer
As well as the delight of perusing amazing photographs, Karen’s modern, eclectic, open-minded approach to Jewish weddings has been a huge help to me when advising couples on Humanist wedding ceremonies. One secular couple who said they wanted to smash the glass at the end of their ceremony ‘just to please the grandparents’ were delighted when I gave them several different options for the underlying symbolism of the celebratory tradition – little did they know I had lifted my ideas straight from the Smashing The Glass explanation of the blog’s name. Many thanks Karen
Harriet O’Brien, Humanist Wedding Celebrant
The sponsored post you wrote brought tears to my eyes — it really touched me, and you’ve really done such a fab job. I cannot thank you enough for the kind words and for singing my business’s praises.
Liesl Lamare from Lamare London, Wedding Planner
I had a wonderful experience working with Karen on a blog post and competition for my luxury lingerie and loungewear brand. Karen was attentive to how I wanted my brand portrayed, and wrote an eloquent post about my products. It was a pleasure to collaborate with Smashing The Glass, and I felt it was a team effort every step of the way. I’m thrilled with the results and look forward to collaborating with STG again.”
Rose Fulbright from Rose Fulbright Bridal Lingerie
Karen is the go-to girl for all things Jewish in my world – I’m a huge fan of her work.
Kelly Chandler, The Bespoke Wedding Company
Karen, thank you for putting together such a stunning entry on our new venue. It is so difficult to make it look as beautiful as it really is. You have done us proud.”
Wickham House, Berkshire
I just want to say that you did such a lovely job on our post. As photographers, we grow attached to our photos and often, we are not fully satisfied with how editors choose to publish them. That is not the case with you. The post is beautiful, and tells the story of their love and wedding.”
Rachel & Mark Roberts, Tiltawhirl Imagery
I’m thrilled to have been featured on your blog and think the way you have curated the images really makes them sing, telling such a beautiful story.”
Ria Mishaal, Ria Mishaal Photography
Smashing The Glass is simply the coolest wedding blog around. Thanks for bringing some much needed fresh air into the wedding industry.”
Alex Beker, Jazz Around Midnight
“I sincerely believe that becoming an STG vendor was one of the best business decisions I’ve made!
Not only I already have a client directly referred to me, I like to be published and promoted though your social media and I also love the warmth and genuine care I feel from Karen and also from the vendors.
It creates a feeling of belonging, and I am grateful for this.
So, yes, of course I am for the renewal of my subscription!”
Luba, Primavera Dreams
Testimonials From Brides
“Karen was so involved and totally dedicated in guiding me along my bridal journey. STG Brides Club is a virtual community where friendships are built and everyone truly supports each other. I love the fact that Karen encourages Bride’s Club Meet Ups. It is easy to form friendships online but in this day and age to meet and bond offline is a rare occasion! Now that I am married, I find myself still enjoying being a part of the STG community and I encourage every bride-to-be to join.”
Ashleigh, USA – view her Jewish wedding here
“I discovered several of our vendors and items through regularly following Smashing the Glass so thank you for all the inspiration! I love the diversity of the weddings featured and the different approaches to wedding planning.”
Erika, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“I spent 18 months devouring Smashing The Glass, it gave me so many ideas and got me so excited for the planning. Your Recommended Vendors page is extremely helpful too. I loved how personal every blog post is and how you feel like you are transported into every wedding. You really do have such an incredible attention to detail and you make every post feel so unique and special. I am so honoured to be featured on it, it still feels like a dream!”
Sammy, UK – see her Jewish wedding here
“I love Smashing The Glass as it showcases the best weddings, but not by budget, size or glamour — Karen goes after the individual personality of the wedding and the touches, which we really like. We found Shaun Taylor through Smashing The Glass via an advertising banner. We saw his work and it was exactly what we were after..”
Nicola, USA — view her Jew-ish wedding here
“I have never written to a blogger that I follow, but then I have never followed a blog more assiduously than yours – even before my boyfriend proposed. The quality of each post, the warm and loving tone you put in each story, the stunning images have been so helpful in planning my upcoming wedding.
I am so grateful to your beautiful blog for helping me draw a shortlist of wonderful suppliers (as well as so many other fab ideas for all the details).
I just wanted to say thank you. You’re a real source of inspiration and I know I’ll carry on reading every post long after our wedding day.”
“Smashing The Glass was an amazing source of inspiration – and it’s where we found our photographer, Marianne. It was great to see the variety of takes on a Jewish wedding there are out there, and that some even looked like the one we wanted to create! It was especially helpful for chuppah ideas, creative touches, and acknowledging family members no longer with us. And the personal stories, seeing people so happy, was also a joy!”
Debbie, UK — view her Jewish wedding here
“I loved seeing the examples from real weddings and reading the details – the vendors, ideas, love the visuals and the personal stories. I got a lot from it —my wedding planner most importantly — but also a ton of your other recommended vendors and I was so happy with them!“
Bertha, Israel — view her Jewish wedding here
“I loved looking at Smashing The Glass throughout my wedding planning process. It helped generate ideas and inspired me to think creatively about our wedding day. We also found our fabulous photographer, Matt Parry, via the blog!”
Liz, UK — view her Jew-ish wedding here
“I’m an absolutely a huge fan of Smashing the Glass. What I love so much about it, is the candidness and sharing of personal stories from so many different couples from all over the world. Karen features modern weddings, traditional weddings, colours, photography, everything!
As an artist, I cannot begin to explain how much inspiration with colours and designs I got by following some of the stories shared on Smashing The Glass. Thank you so much Karen for always writing such wonderful pieces about each bride and groom. And for featuring weddings that open our eyes that there are so many different couples, so many different Jewish weddings and each and every one of them have something special about them that make them stand out and so memorable.”
Shannie, USA — view her Jewish wedding here
“I loved browsing the different photographers, videographers and dresses because they are the three things you end up with! Oh, and the husband!”
Ana, UK — view her Jewish wedding here
“Smashing the Glass is like a breath of fresh air: a blog that celebrates outside-of-the-box Jewish weddings. There’s really nothing else like it in the bridal blogosphere”
Sara, USA — view her Jewish wedding here
“I love Smashing The Glass. So much better than Rock my Wedding, and so much more personal and focussed than Style me Pretty. I will definitely be checking out your recommended suppliers for some of the things we’ve not yet sorted..”
Francesca, UK — view her Jew-ish wedding here
“Smashing The Glass has been a tremendous resource for wedding planning and a constant source for inspiration. I had looked all over the Internet (multiple other wedding websites, Pinterest, Google images etc.) and couldn’t find anything that I liked or wanted for this special day but then I found the blog and immediately fell in love with the real weddings and wanted them all! STG offers many amazing ideas for any wedding but specifically is the only contemporary, stylish website that I have found that offers tips and insight for a Jewish wedding”
Amanda, USA — view her Jewish wedding here
“I would like to thank you for all your work and effort that you out in to Smashing The Glass. It was such an inspiration and a breath of fresh air realizing we were not the only couple that comes from different cultures and mixed nationalities but still wants to remain true to our traditions and culture.
Smashing The Glass helped us get the right inspiration in combining all of that, and now I feel it’s our chance to return the favor by sharing our story with the rest.
Thank you so much!”
“We are so honoured to be featured on your blog especially as it was my bible during the planning!”
Susie, UK — view her Jewish wedding here
“I just wanted to say thank you for Smashing The Glass. Personally, I’ve found it massively helpful! I am Catholic and my fiancà© is Jewish, so we really want to combine the best of both religions, and as the planning has fallen to me I’ve found it a really helpful resource to refer to. Thank you!”
Jess, UK — view her Jew-ish wedding here
“When I began planning our Jewish wedding I searched for resources that would help guide me in this endeavour. Surprisingly there were not many resources that existed for Jewish brides. I was so happy to stumble upon Smashing The Glass and would get lost in the articles and real wedding features. Being a Jewish bride that converted to Judaism during my engagement, I knew I had a lot to learn and wanted to ensure that everything was done in the right manner.”
Amanda — USA view her Jewish wedding here
“Smashing the Glass was a real source of inspiration in the lead up to my wedding and was particularly helpful when trying to source unique and reliable suppliers to use. It is always great to use people who have been recommended by others and you feel you can trust.”
Yvonne — UK view her Jewish wedding here
“Not only did Smashing The Glass have genuinely stylish weddings on it but having the Jewish spin helped me with deciding on things like the chuppah, the ketubah, ideas for the ceremonyetc. If you’re only going to get married once then you don’t have any prior experience so learning from other people is vital!”
Claudia, UK — view her Jewish wedding here
“I love the structure of the site – it’s SO easy to find information quickly and search for the kind of weddings that you want to read about.
The incorporation of the photos is the best part as you can visualise exactly what the wedding looks like, as you are reading it.
We love the blog and have had so much inspiration from it — it is also a fantastic way to understand how you can have a wedding that is totally unique to you.”
Ashley, UK — view her Jewish wedding here
“Smashing The Glass was my bible when I was planning my wedding! I loved every post — all the inspiration from around the world plus the varieties of Jewish weddings out there.”
Michaela, USA — view her Jewish wedding here
“Smashing the Glass really helped me get an idea of what we could do on our wedding day. I loved having a look at what other people had done and I looked into all of the suppliers who’d been used previously. I also used the site, to help show we how to build our Chuppah, as I didn’t know how I was going to attach the poles to the fabric!”
Amy, UK — view her Jewish wedding here
“Before we got engaged I looked at your blog A LOT! Rob pointed out the previous weddings you featured at Baya’ar. We adore the blog and 100% inspired us to look at the venue we chose!”
Colette, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“I’d only ever been to very traditional Jewish weddings or non-Jewish weddings. It was amazing to be able to see how other people had combined Jewish aspects they liked with a more modern day.”
Charlotte, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“Loved the way everything was divided into sections so you could look through ketubah ideas or whatever it what you were looking for during the planning process. The variety of Jewish weddings covered was superb and the photos idea-sparking. For a couple really looking to incorporate beautiful Jewish traditions while still having a very “us” wedding, it the perfect site to peruse for inspiration.”
Mike, USA – view his Jewish wedding here
“I love it all! From reading how people have met to the special moments at their weddings. It has also been really useful in explaining certain elements of a Jewish wedding to John and his family.”
Lauren, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“I am an STG regular and love the way you emphasize on inspirations and advice. Especially us having a Jew-ish wedding, the creative features you have helped me GREATLY in coming up with fun creative ways to tie in different traditions. I know use it to live vicariously through other weddings, and also — we are still planning out South East Asia Honeymoon, and your feature on Keemala, Thailand looks like a must.”
Evan, USA – view her Jew-ish wedding here
“I’m Erika and you very kindly featured mine and Marc’s wedding on the blog today. I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for creating an eloquent, fun, sophisticated and endearing piece that we can reference and treasure.
We can look back on the blog and relive so many details from the day. Thank you for providing such a stylish, creative and necessary platform to show case Jew-ish and Jewish weddings.
If Pen hadn’t asked if she could submit our wedding to the blog it wouldn’t have happened but I am so very glad that it did.
Thanks again, warmest wishes”
Erika, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“We made a few visits to Smashing the Glass to find inspiration for our wedding. It was good to see how other people broke from the Jewish wedding formula to create something a bit different. We also found our Ketubah through you guys so we’re definitely a fan.”
Hannah, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“Smashing The Glass is insanely comprehensive, you have covered so much! There is nothing that I couldn’t find on your website and found the blogs a great source of inspiration. I knew I wanted a Jewish blessing but was in the dark as to how this could work and what it could include but you really enlightened me as to what was possible. Thank you!”
Nina, UK – view her Jewish wedding here
“It’s not easy to find great tips on specifically Jewish wedding planning, etiquette, etc! Everything on non-Jewish sites is kind of “I heard you’re supposed to” or “Traditionally…(meaning Orthodox). I found you via an image of someone’s chuppah and was very impressed with the quality and layout of your site!”
Madeline, USA – vier her Jewish wedding here
“Thanks for being such a wonderful source of inspiration! Your blog is such a pleasure to go through and an invaluable source of suppliers, venues, ideas.”
“I got married 25 years ago and Smashing The Glass keeps my wedding memories alive. I don’t follow anything else wedding-related!”
“Smashing The Glass is so great! I love seeing how other Jewish brides are breaking the rules and going for weddings that reflect them.”
Sara, USA – view her Jewish wedding here
“First of all – the name. How amazing is it!? I love to see awesome shots from Jewish weddings across the country and throughout the world! It was an amazing way to get ideas and now I just keep up with it because I’ve fallen in love!”
Amanda, USA – view her Jewish wedding here
“I find all the weddings you feature to be unique, beautiful and inspirational and, as you know, you really helped me with some advice when I panicked about whether we could marry at a non-kosher venue. Luckily we found a lovely Liberal Rabbi called Richard Jacobi who was more than happy to be involved in our special day.”
Nicole, UK – see her Jewish wedding here
“I love Smashing The Glass. It makes me feel drawn in every time I read it and the photos are so beautiful always. I love the breakdown of each wedding category. I always gravitated to the section of Jewish Super Luxe Weddings— as I was planning my wedding for myself to get inspiration. But I also loved looking at every wedding and the differences and the colours and styles. The blog is so loving and warm and LOVE how it’s JEWISH and REAL! Being Jewish is so important to my husband and me. Identifying as Jewish and practicing daily the Jewish traditions completes our home.”
Lindsay, Canada – see her Jewish wedding here
“I really loved seeing all of the varieties of weddings, beach weddings, barn wedding, outdoor wedding, indoor weddings, you name it! It is so lovely that Jewish weddings can be traditional but with modern twists and I find it so lovely that we can all feel a part of our Jewish identity in our own way.”
Genna, UK – see her Jewish wedding here
“I found Smashing The Glass really helpful, especially when researching ketubot, videographers, photographers, and sourcing for general design inspiration.”
Michal, UK – see her Jewish wedding here
“I love that it’s a Jewish wedding blog and you include everyone not just religious Jews and I love your Instagram which I hope to get featured on!”
Alexandra, USA – see her Jewish wedding here
“Love the Jew-ish section, really cool and think it speaks to a lot of modern relationships where finding true love and happiness comes first rather than being restricted by the religion you were born into. Love the information guides on the less exciting, more practical stuff such as order of the day etc and the live chat looks really cool though have not tried it but I think knowing you have someone to talk to and get impartial advice from is really great idea rather than just being another blog with streams of one way communication.”
Rachel, UK – see her Jew-ish wedding here
“I love that there are real weddings that clearly range In budget. Not everyone can afford these fairytale weddings you see on every blog, and real weddings truly help so much more when you’re planning a real wedding!”
Sarah, USA – see her Jewish wedding here
“I like all of it! I love the diverse beautiful weddings you feature and means such a lot to be on it.”
Sharon, UK – see her Jewish wedding here
” I saw in the blog some very beautiful weddings, with nice, creative and inspiring ideas.”
Limor, Israel – see her Jewish wedding here
“I always enjoy reading the different stories, to see what different people do and to gather ideas for my own big day. I am also a suker for a wedding so it’s always a pleasure to read about happiness and love.”
Lauren, UK – see her Jewish wedding here
“I like how easy it is to navigate. I love how you can feel the voice of the writer, so each blog post feels different. I love the categories of different countries. and the tolerance for all different TYPES/sizes/kinds OF WEDDINGS.”
Samara, Canada – see her Jewish wedding here
“I love the blog, mainly because although there is such thing as a typical Jewish wedding, there can be so much more to them than traditions and this definitely proves it with such a variety of unique ideas and styles for everyone to be inspired by. I think it’s awesome and I would encourage all my friends who are yet to get married to have a look whether they are Jewish or not.”
Olivia, UK – see her Jewish wedding here
“I loved Smashing The Glass and found it super useful in the wedding planning. I found our venue through reading the blog about the Mickelfield Hall wedding.”
Becky, UK – see her Jewish wedding here
“STG is an excellent blog, full of details and helped us to plan and organise our wedding with fantastic tips! Still I hope to use it only once but I still love reading the site even after the wedding!”
Ronee, Israel – see her Jewish wedding here
“I love your Instagram feed and I probably have liked every photo! I love how the photos are all really stunning and show all the different variations of a Jewish wedding.”
Andrea, USA – see her Jewish wedding here
“I loved how the blog explained different parts of the Jewish wedding. Even though I grew up Jewish, we were not religious and I had questions about different parts and how we could incorporate them into our wedding day. I also loved looking at all the beautiful weddings. The private Facebook group was also very helpful.”
Lacey, USA – see her Jew-ish wedding here
“Where to start! I love reading the wedding blogs – the photos, descriptions and vendors are all extremely useful. Equally important are the pages on wedding customs, ‘Jew-ish’ weddings and the practicalities. STG covered all information I needed to plan my big day – it is like the Wikipedia for Jewish weddings!”
Caroline, UK – See her Jew-ish wedding here
“Love all the imagery and uniqueness to each couple featured. Also love that you offer a database of vendors worldwide. It’s hard to connect with vendors especially when it comes to Jewish weddings.”
Nicole, USA – See her Jewish wedding here
“You’re a fantastic resource for researching all the clever and creative options there are out there – so many amazing weddings to be inspired by!”
Ruth, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
“I love that Smashing The Glass provides a place for brides (and grooms) to read everything wedding related, particularly Jewish wedding related! This is a such a special and unique time in one’s life and its great to have a resource like Smashing The Glass!”
Iliya, Australia – See her Jewish wedding here
“I love how detailed the blog posts are on Smashing the Glass and I feel like you are genuinely excited about each wedding you post! You not only show beautiful pictures, but really get into more specifics which a lot of other blogs don’t. I especially love the DIY and creative weddings where the couple’s personality really shines. I also like how you focus on the multicultural component of the wedding and the significance of traditions. I usually gloss over the writing in other blogs, but I feel like this blog has a voice that is really personal.”
Lauren, USA – See her Jewish wedding here
“I used to look at Smashing The Glass all the time to get some inspiration from other weddings! I am a big fan of the blog and love reading about how different each wedding is from one another.”
Lauren, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
“I love the diversity in content, it always grabs me and is never boring! Your blog is like a tapestry of Jewish weddings, it’s such a honour to be a part of it.”
Liron, Australia – See her Jewish wedding here
“Big fan of the site. We found it really interesting and helpful, especially because we were getting married abroad so it was really helpful to see what others did in Italy. It would be even more helpful to have a dedicated page that lists out suppliers in each country. Suppliers that others have used and would recommend again.”
Federica, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
“STG is up to date on all trends and all things wedding related which I think is great. Always something new and exciting to read about and so much to get inspired about. I like that there aren’t hundreds and hundreds of suppliers on there as it helps to narrow down the choice before you’ve even begun which is great. Amazing support as always!”
Francesca, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
“I LOVED Smashing the Glass during our wedding planning – I visited it all the time and read all the real weddings obsessively. As you can tell from the above I got loads of inspiration and recommendations from the site, so it was really invaluable. The thing I most loved was seeing so many different Jewish weddings featured. I think it’s quite easy to get a bit stuck in a rut, particularly if you live in North London and go to quite a few of the same type of big-London-hotel weddings. It was great to see lots of examples of other people doing it differently, and that really inspired me to insist on some of the touches that really made it our day.”
Tash, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
“STG was my savior – there is some much wedding info out their but I was looking for Jewish wedding advice in a new city so it was great to have trusted vendors on the site, definitely helped to have client feedback on those vendors too.”
Lauren, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
“I loved using Smashing the Glass when I was looking for song suggestions to play during the ‘Hora’ and procession. It’s great for inspiration as there are so many spectacular weddings featured on the site. Inspiration that can be used for non-Jewish weddings too.”
Katie, Australia – See her Jewish wedding here
“Smashing The Glass filled me with so much excitement when I was planning my wedding. It gave me answers to so many questions and so much inspiration. I can’t thank you enough!
Claire, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
“Our wedding write up on Smashing The Glass is so lovely and made me a bit emotional on the train this morning!
Thank you so much for all for your support and lovely messages throughout our engagement and wedding. I can’t believe we’ve been married over 3 months already!
You’re all doing a fantastic job and the Jewish Brides Facebook Group is such a nice, non-judgemental place to speak to others planning weddings. It’s nice to know somebody else is going through the same things (all over the world!)“
Amanda, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
“I love all the weddings showcased on Smashing The Glass and links to other vendors. I also relied a lot on the “Jewish 101” sections to help educate myself for the wedding.”
Kiki, USA – See her Jew-ish wedding here
“Thank you for all the beautiful blogs you post, I found Ronen through one of your blogs and so happy I did! I love them all – you really capture the happiness of the day.”
Robyn, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
“I absolutely love how the blog is basically a Jewish version of Pinterest. When I wanted any Jewish-related inspo, I came straight to Smashing the Glass!”
Lauren, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
“Smashing the Glass was my wedding bible, I read every story !!! It helped me chose the place, the vendors, the extras. It’s a miracle I didn’t find my husband on it too 🙂 “
Sarah, France – See her Jewish wedding here
“I absolutely love the real brides articles you post on Smashing The Glass, it really helped me get ideas for my wedding, as well as your “5 minutes with” sections.”
Sophie, UK – See her Jew-ish wedding here
“I absolutely adored Smashing the Glass. The personal outreach, appeal to a specific group of brides, detailed blog posts, and overall eye for uniqueness and quality made it a much more visited website and Facebook page than other wedding blogs.
I used Facebook Lives and articles from STG to aid in my planning process, such as in writing my speech, deciding on a veil, buying a smash glass (and knowing how to use the pieces after), designing a cake, picking songs, and many other elements I’m forgetting! I can’t think of anything missing from the blog!”
Jeanette, USA – See her Jew-ish wedding here
“Smashing the Glass helped me see what other brides had done and see their
beautiful days. The site helped me narrow done what I want, and it was a source that I constantly used.”
Lyubov, USA – See her Jewish wedding here
“Smashing The Glass has become quite literally, my best friend for everything ‘wedding’ – I bought my gown from ‘Mirror Mirror’ after searching your reccomended supplier list. I used it as a road-map to navigate the often confusing Jewish wedding ceremony variations and traditions. And of course, one of my first totally essential purchases was a ‘Smashed it!’ pouch!As somebody who has actually only been to a handful of Jewish weddings – I needed more than a little advice to be able to comfortably throw my own, and Smashing The Glass has provided that, plus so much more. It has been invaluable.
What I apprecaite the most about Smashing The Glass is that nothing is off limits. It celebrates and champions both Jewish and Jew-ISH weddings. There is no judgment, or rules to strictly abide by – and as somebody who has actively chosen to become Jewish, this is so refreshing.
Throughout the months of scrolling though the blog I have discovered not only the know-how, but the confidence to plan my own ‘perfectly imperfect’ Jewish wedding.”
Mimi, Smashing The Glass’ reader
“We weren’t regular visitors before stumbling upon the site during a Google search for chuppah designs.
Greg found Charlotte and Ellie’s beautiful wedding profile that had elements that really resonated with him, so much so that he took screen shots of their chuppah pictures to give to the florist with the direction of “this is exactly what I want. Please recreate this exactly. This is what I want.”
In the end, the site also connected us to our ketubah vendor so it was very fortuitous find to find the site.”
Greg and Ewan, UK – See their Jew-ish wedding here
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Sharona, USA – See her Jewish wedding here
“We really wouldn’t of known where to start planning our wedding without your blog. We read a number of other couples blogs to hear about their journey and experiences, then explored and researched a variety of vendors because of the blogs. We used lots of your vendors and they were all incredible! Definitely recommend them all to others!”
Aimee, UK. See her Jewish wedding here
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Meredith, USA. See her Jewish wedding here
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Sofia, USA. See her Jewish wedding here
“I love the blog and I have followed it since the beginning! I love that it includes all different types of Jewish weddings and I really found so much inspiration on the blog!”
Rose, Spain. See her Jewish wedding here
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Catherine, USA – See her Jewish wedding here
“I found Smashing The Glass to be so helpful during my planning process! The advice section on the different traditions was incredibly helpful, and I found a ton of inspiration from the real weddings section.”
Courtney, USA – See her Jewish wedding here
“Planning my wedding looking at the real Jewish weddings really helped me so much, as did your list of supplies. I always looked their first before any other sites because I know they are tried and trusted by you.”
Ruthie, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
“I love reading all about other people’s wedding on Smashing the Glass. It’s so nice to be inspired and to see how such different weddings can all turn out so beautifully. We found our band Matzoh Boys on STG and they were a dream find!”
Abbie, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
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Ida, Panama – See her Jewish wedding here
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Samantha, USA – See her Jewish wedding here
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Julie, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
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Samantha, USA – See her Jewish wedding here
“STG Brides Club was literally the only thing that kept me sane during a very stressful wedding planning period. The most important benefit for me was the extremely supportive community; the feeling that you could ask any question or simply just have a good rant, and you’d get the support of dozens of other brides all going through the same pain.
I found managing the political arena surrounding a wedding and the number of family members whose views needed to be accommodated very challenging, and it was so great to be able to have Brides Club to help me through.
Whilst we followed quite a traditional route for our wedding, there were a lot of aspects which went against the grain, i.e. creative ideas that Dave and I wanted to incorporate. We were told by family that this wasn’t ‘the done thing’ and that it wouldn’t work. Brides Club kept us on track and encouraged us to take the path less travelled, it was encouraging to know that whilst we were not always going to please everyone, we would end up with great wedding which was perfect for us.”
Nicola, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
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Bethany – See her Jew-ish wedding here
“Smashing the Glass is definitely an amazing resource for anyone making a wedding. For us it was really helpful to read about other weddings at Bevis Marks as that was the part of the wedding we were most sure about so we used that to understand what other people had done and help us plan around it.”
Emma, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
“I spent hours perusing the Smashing the Glass website in the initial stages of planning or wedding. I was particularly inspired by the Israel-based weddings. As a non-fluent Hebrew speaker, I was intimidated by the idea of planning a wedding in Israel but looking at countless of other people’s experiences gave me hope and inspiration.”
Nikki, USA – See her Jewish wedding here
“STG was such a great help during our wedding planning. I was already a fan of the blog before we were engaged so becoming a member was one of the first things I did once we started planning. The resources, vendor lists and especially Karen’s incredible, personal support was so appreciated.
When we first started to plan our wedding, STG’s guidance helped us identify what was important to us but also gave us practical advice on what is needed to plan a wedding (wedding insurance is a thing, who knew?). Once the big ticket items were booked in, the community of other brides were amazing. Everyone is so positive and seem to have the answer to every question, however big or small. Any question or issue that we had during the planning process was met with my response, ‘let me ask the group’.”
Ella, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
“My husband and I loved reading other people’s stories before we planned our wedding it was a great support.”
Amy, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
“I think what I love most about Smashing The Glass is that it isn’t just about solely Jewish weddings. When I first found them, I loved that it also said Jew-ish. Scott is not Jewish, but it was a big deal for my family that we had a Jew-ish wedding, and kept with some of the traditions. Smashing the Glass showed that there are other couples out there who do the exact same thing and that it doesn’t need to be one or the other, you can incorporate so many things in one day.”
Samantha, USA – See her Jew-ish wedding here
“I joined Smashing The Glass later in our wedding planning and absolutely loved every second of it. I started as trial member but immediately fell in love with the community and knew I had to officially become a member. Wedding planning was by far the hardest thing I had to do, having lots of family drama and a death in the family 3 weeks prior – I don’t know if I would have been able to handle it all without the amazing support from the Brides Club. I may not have been an active poster/commentee but when I did post, the support was so wonderful that it helped make the last 3 months of planning a lot more smoother.”
Leah, USA – See her Jewish wedding here
“I especially enjoyed bouncing ideas off of each other in the Brides Club Facebook group. The girls and Karen feel more like friends, and have the best ideas so you don’t have to nag your friends for feedback. I got my amazing robe idea from one of the fellow brides, and made some other decisions like how to do our escort cards from the group. I also stalked the Smashing the Glass website and got so much inspiration from the other wedding posts and the checklists were invaluable. I especially loved checking off from the main list as we booked items.”
Amy, USA – See her Jewish wedding here
“The Smashing the Glass Facebook group was super helpful. Whenever I had a question, there was always an answer! It was great to hear from brides from all around the world.”
Samantha, UK – See her Jewish wedding here
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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 what’s one of my favourite moments? When Dana swaps her jewelled Manolo Blahniks for white low top Converse when the former falls off during the Hora – so down to earth! I also love the little creative details like classic movies of their favourite Hollywood icons playing in the background during the cocktail hour.
Oh… and have you ever heard of ‘Dudesmaids’?! Dana had two – see them posing with the girls above?!
All the fantastic photography is by the one and only Karen Wise.
Yes that’s me up there, holding up a Wedding Blog Award, montaged over Halle Berry winning an Oscar. I was going to montage myself over Gwynnie with her Oscar and make a joke about teary speeches, but her flat chest and pale skin were never going to match my features, so Halle will do nicely. I’ve always wanted a Bond girl’s body so that’s one wish already come true!
But I digress… the wish I’m really after is to win the Best Newcomer category in Wedding magazine’s highly regarded Wedding Blog Awards. I’ve been working hard on Smashing The Glass for exactly a year now and I started it just after my wedding when I realised that there wasn’t any one place that brought together creative ideas for out-of-the-ordinary Jewish (and Jew-ish!) W-days. It became — and still is — the UK’s only Jewish wedding blog, and the only blog worldwide focussing on original and unusual Jewish ‘I-Do’s’.
I’m super proud of the blog, and the reaction and overwhelming support I’ve received in this first year, and I’m so addicted to working on it that I wasn’t even able to keep away in the early days after I’d given birth to my baby daughter, Sacha late last year. Everyone would tell me “rest when the baby rests” but as I snuck into the bedroom, the laptop would come out from under the bed… I just couldn’t keep away from my other baby — my e-baby!
Now my darling daughter is 7 months old and I am able to spend much more time on the blog. So much so, that in a couple of weeks time I am relaunching the site with a rebrand and lots of new features including a greatly enhanced Smashing Suppliers section. I can’t wait!
But the heart and soul of SmashingTheGlass.com are the Real Jewish Weddings. It’s hard to pick a favourite but I have a very soft spot for this outrageously cool London Jewish wedding, this gorgeously-designed music themed wedding, this Wedstock-themed wedding featuring a bride who made her entire dress out of paper; this breathtaking ‘HinJew’ wedding at the Mandarin Oriental where the bride and groom intertwined their Indian and Jewish heritages incredibly beautifully; the New Years Eve fancy dress wedding held in an Arthouse cinema; the ’surprise’ brunch wedding for just 20 guests with the ceremony held on a street corner… I could go on and on! The common thread throughout these, and all STG weddings, is that they are as unique as the couples that planned them.
I also regularly post wedding planning articles and have blogged about everything from what are the best chuppah entrance songs, to tips for getting great wedding photography to how to incorporate ‘Jewish’ into a non-Jewish or interfaith wedding, and of course lots more. I love helping my readers plan their weddings whether it be through the real weddings, inspiration and ideas that I publish or the advice that I write, and if you enjoy reading STG I would be so honoured and thrilled to have your nomination. VOTE HERE or click on the logo button below. (The ‘Best Wedding Blog Newcomer’ category is second from the bottom.)
Thank you. I’d be so very delighted to genuinely hold that award up high after Thursday 26th June when nominations close!
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 the most iconic wedding venues to have yet graced the pages of STG. Pinewood has been home to many productions over the years from huge blockbuster films to television shows, commercials and pop promos but is most famous as the home of the Carry On, Superman, James Bond and Harry Potter film series. What a perfect venue for film buffs!
Despite the fantastically cool venue, this wedding is all about the people — you can see joy in every singe image, and Blake Ezra tells me that, “there was a massive emphasis on friends throughout the day with their big crowd of amazing mates getting involved in all aspects of the ceremony, music and general entertainment.”
You can really see the fun factor complete with comedy DJs, barber shop routines, drum circles, dancing, a fire show (and a very moving ceremony) in the wedding film by the uber-talented Charlotte Armitage right at the end of the post.
Tali’s bridal style is to die for… I am expecting plenty of pinterest action for her vintage dress which incidentally was made entirely out of sustainable and ecological fabrics.
And lastly I must mention that Dan, who is a journalist, recorded a message to Tali from Boris Johnson as part of his speech (see 10:38 in the film at the bottom of the post). I’m a big Boris fan — that’s immense!
So come and have a look at this gorgeous ‘I Do’ jointly narrated by the bride and groom.
Tali, the Bride, and Dan, the Groom: Tali and I chose to get married at Pinewood Studios in Gerard’s Cross. We wanted a ‘London’ wedding so it was accessible for elderly family and all our friends, and Pinewood had indoor and outdoor space, was very cool, and they allowed us to do whatever we wanted.