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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

In the Moment: Breaking the Glass

Our Rabbi instructed us to cover the glasses in terry cloth so that the shards of glass would be easy to clean up. He also advised that we avoid expensive glasses as they'd be difficult to break. We chose to use glasses from a winery's tasting room. We also chose to cover the terry cloth towels with silk scarves.

These preparations in and of themselves aren't humorous. In the context of our ceremony and our Rabbi's remarks they are.

Before we went to break our glasses, our Rabbi explained how we had erred to all of our guests. He started off by stating that we hadn't met a detail we didn't address. (His words were more stately but try as I might I can't remember the exact words.) He pointed out that couples break glasses to scare away any bad spirits. As we had muffled the glass so well, our guests needed to make as much noise as possible when we stomped the glasses.

Luckily our guests made lots of noise. Why? Because neither one of us is entirely sure whether or not we broke our glass. I know that I was so afraid of not breaking mine after our Rabbi's remarks that I totally smashed my foot down hard into the stage.

Photography Credit: Vanessa Naylon via Flickr

Photography Credit: Vanessa Naylon via Flickr

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Photography Credit: Vanessa Naylon via Flickr

Photography Credit: Vanessa Naylon via Flickr

When we recovered somewhat from our fit of giggles, it was time for the kiss.

If you've just joined us for the recaps and want to catch up, here's what we've done so far.
Credits: All photographs unless noted otherwise were taken by Jessica Palopoli and Vanessa Naylon. Bride's dress: Vintage I.Magnin, reconstructed by Miss Velvet Cream. Bride's hat and veil: Estar Hats.  Bride's and Girls' makeup by Guille of The Lobby Salon. Bride's and Girls' hair styled by Catherine Walters. Bride's hair color and cut by John Skinner and Louise Frost of CODE Salon, respectively. Groom's hair by Cindy Lopez of Azure Salon. Groom's suit: Vintage Gucci from Sui Generis, reconstructed by Miss Velvet Cream. Girls' dresses: Adrianna Papell from Nordstrom and Macy*s. Girls' necklaces: GemKitty. Boys' ties: The Limited. Boys' shirts: Proper Cloth.


  1. I love these photos, especially how big your laughter was. They just scream, "joy!"


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