Jewish Synagogue | Urban Warehouse: Real Wedding

You know when you see one of those weddings packed full of energy and emotion? Well, in Jake and Chelm’s wedding, that energy and emotion is palpable! Looking through their wedding pictures you can almost feel a part of their day. Chelm made an absolutely beautiful bride in her gorgeous, dove grey Jenny Packham dress and Jake definitely looked the life and soul of the party.

Enjoy this beautifully poignant and incredibly fun looking Jewish Synagogue | Urban Warehouse: Real Wedding.

Chelm converted to Judaism in order to marry Jake, it’s a lengthy process that usually takes over a year and involves lots of studying and attending Synagogue. This made the entire ceremony all the more emotional, as it represented a long and meaningful journey for Chelm.

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Chelm got ready for her wedding at the boutique Draycott Hotel in Chelsea.

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Jake got ready at his parent’s home in Cricklewood, London.

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Their ceremony was officiated by Rabbi David Mitchell and it involved an ancient ‘Bedeken’ before the ceremony began, when Chelm and Jake saw each other for the first time that day Jake put the veil onto Chelm, and their close family and friends all gave them blessings.

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They married in a Jewish ceremony, under a Chuppah (a canopy) which is open on all sides. It symbolises the welcoming home they’ll make together in their future as a married couple.

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As part of the ceremony, seven friends each came up to bless a cup of wine which the couple then drank. They each said the traditional Jewish blessing, and also a blessing of their own.

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Jake ended the ceremony by smashing a glass with his foot. There are numerous interpretations, (1) It symbolises the destruction of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem, even in happy times we must remember the poignant moments of our past. (2) By smashing a delicate object, it means their marriage is not about materialism, and it is just about love.

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Words from Chelm:

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We loved the industrial look of Test Bed and we knew it needed jazzing up but didn’t want it to look like a wedding venue.

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I bought 150 pom poms all different colours and size which Mum spent hours making.

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We got 100s of tea lights about 50 church candles. Asked all our friends to clear out their out of day condiments so we had jars… and hit charity shops for vases.

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As the space was so large my friends that were doing the music hired material with fairy lights behind to cut out a large chunk of the warehouse. They also suggested the photo booth which was a huge success.

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Jake and Chelm cut their tower cake with a fencing sword and Chelm looks like she’s really getting into it!

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The evening started with traditional Jewish dancing, including hoisting them up on chairs.

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The wedding ‘ended’ with a bit of an after party at The Doodle Bar. The bridal party got down to loads of old skool garage classics and drum n’ bass beats.

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What an absolutely amazing wedding! Loving the urban warehouse space used for their party! Huge thanks to our super fun couple Chelm and Jake and Blake Ezra Photography for sharing with the WTW blog!

 

credits | photography: blaze ezra photography | wedding dress: jenny packham from ellie sanderson | stole:  ellie sanderson | hair:  ross davies, realhair chelsea | make up: niedien biggs, mac | flowers: penny beckett, crossways nursery | jake’s shoes: harry’s of london

 

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  • Amy | Fly Away Bride
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    What a stylish couple! Fabulous wedding.

    • Sonia
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      Thanks Amy! Love this wedding! XxX

  • Charlotte
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    So expressive and emotive… really makes me smile!

  • Ernie Savarese
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    I love this jewish wedding!! this looks soo amazing!!!… fantastic details and beautiful photography!!! Looks like everyone had loads of fun!!!

  • Gosia
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    Looks like fun wedding and THE SHOES!:)

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