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Today will brighten up your Thursday whatever mood you’re in. Such joy and happiness radiates from every single image! Ori and Shani look super hot in their four Dany Mizrachi gowns (yes both brides wore two dresses each all by the same designer – how snazzy is that?!).
There are so many pretty decor touches too — I love the cute signage, the mini potted plant wedding favours, and the framed photos of Ori and Shani dotted about their achingly cool warehouse-style venue in the heart of the city.
And of course, not one, but TWO glasses were smashed at the end of their Jewish wedding ceremony!
These two brides have such a sweet proposal story and organised their whole affair in just 5 months. It’s a wonderful day full of smiles and happiness and it’s all stunningly captured by none other than one of our talented Smashing Suppliers, Igor Lubenski.
This morning we’re off to Italy to indulge in Karen and David’s sumptuous Jewish wedding in Sorrento courtesy of Gianni di Natale Photography. Although I’ve blogged Jewish weddings from the Amalfi Coast before, this is the first one I’ve featured that takes place in Sorrento. It’s rather momentous for me to be blogging a wedding that took place in this magical part of the world, as it’s where Mr STG and I spent our honeymoon in 2013.
We loved the sunny climate and the jaw-dropping views of the Bay of Naples, not to mention the incredible Italian food. This wedding has all three in buckets as well as one of my favourite ever Hora (Jewish dancing) images of all time, featuring the bride doing a 180 ° — literally upside down!
And the guests…well if the photos at the end of the night are anything to go by, then it’s clear that they had a darned good time!
If you’re a fan of the classically elegant wedding then this one is for you…the same applies if you’re a bit of a fan of Italy as there’s some fairly stunning shots of the coast too.
a spectacular villa venue in Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast
Karen, the Bride: David and I got married in Italy, on the Amalfi coast in a town called Sorrento. We instantly fell in love with the house we chose for our religious ceremony and reception called Villa Giusso. The venue was located on the top of a hill overlooking Sorrento bay, and the entire wedding took place in the beautiful garden which surrounded the house. The chuppah was set up outside overlooking the sea and the dinner under lemon trees. We could not have dreamt of a better setting for our wedding.
Calling all UK brides! One of my very favourite wedding resources for unique and personalised finds, the amazing Etsy, is holding its very own wedding fair in central London next month. There’ll be an amazing selection of original and beautifully-designed wedding dresses, accessories, hairpieces, decor and favour ideas all under one roof, and you’ll be able to speak directly to sellers to order something completely custom-made, as well as picking up ready-made pieces on the day.
When is the Etsy wedding fair?
Saturday 16th May 2015 | 10am — 6pm
Sunday 17th May 2015| 10am — 5pm
Where is it?
Oui 2 Rooms, 89 Titchfield Street, London W1W 6RN.
How do I buy tickets?
All tickets include a complimentary drink and are £12 each. You can buy your tickets here but I’m giving away a pair of tickets to one reader and their companion of choice.
How do I get a pair of free tickets?
To enter to win a pair of tickets to the Etsy wedding fair simply follow Smashing The Glass on Twitter and retweet this tweet. If you don’t use Twitter, comment below and that will count as an entry. The competition ends on Friday 17th April. Good luck!
Image: Fiona Kelly Photography
Ok, hands up who loves a good story? Right now, some of the wedding venues that excite me the most are the ones with tantalising tales to tell. And RSA House — holding a VIP Open Day on Saturday 18th April — is overflowing with stories of epic invention, legendary creativity… and history being made.
Not that ANY day in history will be as important as your special day, of course (we have our priorities spot-on here, at Smashing the Glass). But beyond the breathtakingly elegant Georgian faà§ade near the Strand and Trafalgar Square, lie a range of beautiful, opulent (and often surprising) rooms and spaces, just waiting for your story to start.
Holding your wedding at RSA House connects you and your guests to some of the greatest creative thinkers, scientists and artists who have shaped our world. And with 13 different rooms, a capacity for between five and 220 guests, a combination of period detail and contemporary style — and the magically shifting ambience between rooms — it’s a wonderfully versatile venue for your celebrations.