JENNA LIVERGANT and STEVEN JAFFE
JUNE 26, 2016
FROM JENNA: Steven and I wrote letters to each other that we exchanged on the morning of our wedding. We stood on opposite sides of a wall so neither of us could see the other before our official first look, and reached around to hold each other’s hand as we traded love notes and read them silently. It was a calming moment in the midst of the chaos of getting ready. We had a fairly traditional Jewish ceremony. It was important to us that each of the religious symbols and rituals had personal significance. The roof of our chuppah was made from our grandfathers’ prayer shawls, and the rings we exchanged during the ceremony and the cups of wine we drank from were family heirlooms. Guests dined on a four-course meal followed by a dessert and candy bar. We especially loved our kosher “his, hers and ours” mini dessert trio and cookie fries, complete with custom cartons and dipping sauces. The band kept guests dancing all night long. We had a basket of flip-flops as “a treat for your dancing feet” but I kept my Valentinos on late into the night. It wasn’t until we headed to our bridal suite that I noticed I had danced the nail polish right off my toes!
WE HAD A FAIRLY TRADITIONAL JEWISH CEREMONY.