Erika and Daniel’s family focused wedding celebration was one for the memory books! Our team loved being part of this magical day celebrating the marriage of this gorgeous duo. It all started with an intimate ceremony held at a local park and ended with a dance party that had everyone on their feet. This wedding had family and friends together after many years apart, a couple happily married and such a good time had by all! Read on to find out more about this lovely afternoon in August…
Meet: Erika and Daniel. This down to earth, go with the flow couple are both Jewish and planned on including several important traditions as part of their wedding festivities. When they were paired up with their Lead Planner Jules they got to work planning out all the details together right away!
If you know anything about The Good Party you know that we love to make sure each couple has their perfect wedding and that their day highlights what is truly important to them. When clients say that they want to honor their cultural, familial and or religious traditions we always lean in. As Planners although we might not know the ins and outs of specific practices we are eager to learn and always willing to try something new (to us!). All that to say, we were thrilled to help Erika and Daniel celebrate their nuptials in a way that reflected their beliefs and traditions.
An important part of marriage ceremony took place ahead of the larger ceremony with a smaller group of family. This ceremony is called the bedeken. Following this the couple read and signed the ketubah (the Jewish marriage contract) together.
Following the bedeken the wedding ceremony took place. Here you can see Erika and Daniel standing beneath a beautiful chuppah. This chuppah was made specially for Erika and Daniel and a diagram explaining the significance of its detail was at the reception available for guests to study while they waited for their drink at the bar! Each decor piece was thoughtfully chosen and it was the significance of each detail and moment shared together with friends and family that made this wedding sparkle just so perfectly ✨✨✨
Following the ceremony guests were transported back to Erika and Daniel’s home a few minutes away. As guests filled their new home, drinks were served and the celebrations started to build in momentum! This of course included the celebratory hora dance which took place in the driveway! We think you’ll agree these are some of the best dance floor photos you’ve ever seen!
When it came to food and drink Erika and Daniel brought in some of the our favorites! Twist of Fate Cocktail Co. did bar service with specialty cocktails and served drinks up all night long. We love working with this team, they always keep the fun going and the drinks flowing!
Meanwhile, Mensch Kitchen and Catering (formerly Farmsgate Catering) brought all the tasty treats! There were food stations around the house and Chef used Erika and Daniels actual kitchen as an interactive food station where guests could come in and chat as their food was prepared. Just like a good ol’ house party! Now, we can’t forget about late night snacks and boy oh boy did Mensch deliver the goods! As dancers took a break from the dance floor they were able to refill their drinks and choose from a taco station, smoked meat sandwiches or piping hot latkes! We’re not drooling, you’re drooling.
We loved being part of this stunning celebration and witnessing the love that Erika and Daniel share with each other and their community of friends and family. The traditions that were part of this wedding were each so special and we are honored that Erika and Daniel trusted our team to help with their wedding celebrations. We wish this lovely couple all the best as they continue to celebrate life and love each day!
Lead Planner: Jules Campbell
Photography: Kyle Joinson Photography
Catering: Mensch Kitchen and Catering
Music: Jill Cooper Music
Bartending: Twist of Fate Victoria
Florals: Foxgloves Fowers
Beauty: Kreativ Beauty & Blo Victoria
Decor Vendors: Trend Decorevent Design
Victoria Party Rentals
Designer Weddings Victoria
Darling Vintage Rentals,
Tabletop Curated Rentals, Decorate Victoria
Tenting: Titanium Tents