One of our favorite things here at STG is seeing all the different ways couples bring their backgrounds together in crafting their Jewish weddings… and today we’ve got a great example of exactly that in the Jewish-Irish wedding of Rebecca, who works in property, and Colm, a musician and client services director for a tech company.
The London-based couple opted to marry in Colm’s native Ireland, but they made sure each spouse’s traditions got equal billing, with clever touches like kippot inscribed with both Irish and Hebrew phrases (from STG Brides Club vendor Hebrewear), boxes at each table filled with Yiddish and Irish phrases, an Irish singalong AND a hora – oh, and a beautiful bright ketubah by Micky Caspi, purchased from beloved Smashing The Glass Recommended Vendor Ketubah.com.
We’re also obsessed with Rebecca’s cool non-traditional bridal style. Her ethereal silver silk gown (and second strappy red number) from Amanda Wakeley just go to show that you don’t have to go white to be a totally gorgeous bride – plus we can’t go without mentioning her awesome starry veil (so on trend for 2019)! Photographer Marianne Chua captured the look splendidly – not to mention all the emotion, action and fun of the big day.
We’ll let Rebecca fill you in on the rest…
How we met
Rebecca, the bride: We met running up and down fields in Central London playing tag rugby. It’s a non-contact version, men and women, and we ended up on the same team. One sunny weekend tournament, I saw him glancing over and suspected he might be interested. We had a friendly chat, made our way to an afterparty together and were pretty much inseparable from there.