Karin and Emanuel’s Merion Wedding Ceremony Video
An Outdoor Wedding Ceremony in the Grass in Merion Station
Karin and Emanuel proved that a simple grassy backyard in Merion can turn into an intimate wedding location. With decor from Jamie Rothstein Floral & Event Design, their backyard venue transformed into an elegant outdoor ceremony location. A gorgeous chuppah adorned in white flowers and greenery stood tall at the end of the aisle. Along the aisle, scattered white flower petals lined the walkway. The set up pulled together the florals with the already natural atmosphere.
Before the ceremony, Emanuel waited for his bride at the chuppah, the bouquet in hand. Karin made her way to meet him and tapped him on the shoulder for them to see each other for the first time that day. Immediately, the two started getting emotional and shared a hug. Their big day had finally arrived! Emanuel admired his bride-to-be before they made their way back.
Signing the Ketubah
Before the ceremony begins, traditionally, Jewish couples sign a Ketubah. The Ketubah is essentially a marriage contract for the bride and groom. Signed by the rabbi or cantor, the marrying parties, and witnesses, the Ketubah will then be read aloud at the ceremony. It is an essential piece of the Jewish wedding ceremony and has been practiced for thousands of years. After signing, Emanuel made a heartfelt speech to his brothers, thanking them for being a part of he and Karin’s special day and signing the Ketubah. After signing, everyone made their way outside for the ceremony.
The Outdoor Wedding Ceremony in Merion
Karin and Emanuel celebrated a traditional ceremony underneath their beautiful chuppah. Many of their friends and family took part in the ceremony, reciting traditional readings. Karin and Emanuel spent their ceremony smiling at one another throughout, and then making their vows. After placing their rings on each other’s fingers, Emanuel smashed the glass. Their family and friends erupted in a roar of “Mazel tov!” The two danced their way back up the aisle as their guests cheered for them and clapped in celebration.
After the outdoor wedding ceremony, everyone made their way to the outdoor reception. On the way, everyone stopped to hug and congratulate the happy couple. Tears were shed and emotions ran high as family and friends came together to celebrate. Then, the two shared a dance on the pavement underneath the sky. After giving Karin a spin, Emanuel grinned at Karin and the two shared a laugh. It was as if no one else was around them. They continued to dance as their guests cheered on around them. Their then guests joined in for the horah. Energy ran high within the group as everyone celebrated Karin and Emanuel’s special day.
After all the dancing, everyone made their way to the reception tent. Decorated similarly to the chuppah, the tent had greenery draped on it along the inside. The decor for this Merion wedding matched perfectly with the outdoor setting. With great weather and a great community of people around them, Karin and Emanuel celebrated the perfect day.
We want to congratulate them on celebrating such an important milestone. Karin and Emanuel, Mazel tov!
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