The brides wedding dress was hand made, by our mom, using 100% white linen, as was her head covering. She also made us girls green dresses using cotton.
The anticipation rose as everyone made their way outside to wait for the bridegroom. We were waiting for the bridegroom to come for his bride. As we stood waiting we heard the sound of the shofar! The excitement grew as we looked for the direction from which the Bridegroom would come. After what seemed like forever we saw him coming. The bride started to walk (quickly) toward her bridegroom.
Joe and Naomi had not seen each other for 113 days, She got to her bridegroom, then they stared walking back to the building to start the rest of the ceremony inside.
The ceremony was wonderful, it included; a speech from a friend of our family on betrothal, Joe and Naomi told their story of how Yahweh led them to each other, they read their Ketubah, we watched a slideshow (pictures from when they first met in Kansas, Joe's visit in Indiana, their betrothal and their time of separation). Mr. Fox closed with a prayer. Dinner included lasagna and cheesecake which is significant because it was also what Joe and Naomi had when they first met. After dinner we had dancing and celebrating. It was a wonderful time of laughter and making good memories.
There is a slideshow and some other pictures below. Feel free to comment and tell us what you think!
I hope you enjoyed the pictures.
Blessings and Shalom,