A Queer and Jewish Wedding | Emile and Beckett
After so many adventures together, it was finally time for Emile and Beckett to get married!! Set on the beautiful grounds of the Westmoreland State Park, Emile and Beckett put together such a beautiful event. I was so excited to get to see them again, and they were brimming with excitement and nervousness, as the time of the ceremony grew ever closer. It was so amazing to get to see the love and support of their friends and family, as they laughed together, and teared up as each of them put on their finishing touches to getting ready. It was especially sweet to know that the special charm bracelet that Emile will be wearing for the ceremony belongs to her mother! Before we knew it, it was time for the bedecken, ketubah, and parent blessings.
I have to say, I have never seen a groom look at their bride with so much pride, admiration, and unconditional love as I saw on Beckett’s face when he first saw Emile. I usually am able to hold it together until the first dance, but I just couldn’t help but cry along with their family and friends. These two have such a special, unbreakable bond, and unconditional love for one another. They truly adore and admire each other, and have truly found their person that they are meant to spend the rest of their lives with. I just couldn’t be happier for them and the love that they share! After the signing and special moments with their parents, the ceremony began.
They began their ceremonial entrances with the huppah that Beckett and his father built waiting for them at the end of the aisle. The arch was also adorned with quilts made by their grandparents! The ceremony was beautiful, with the most touching stories of the journey they are about to embark on together, and the journey that they have been on so far. Their love that started in high school has finally lead to this moment, amongst all of the doubt that they had faced. The moment that gay marriage was becoming legal across many states, Beckett had rushed to Emile to tell her that their was a chance, and that he swore to marry her one day. Years later, after sharing proposals for each other, the day has finally come where they get to join their families together. The stories and sentiments shared during the ceremony were just true testaments of their love together, and I just couldn’t handle the deep emotion in their eyes as they stared at each other! Finally it was time for the ceremonial yichud, where Beckett stomped on a wine glass, cementing the ceremony. Their family and friends cheered ecstatically, and Emile and Beckett went off to share some moments together in private.
The speeches during the ceremony were hilarious along with tear inducing, and again, shoed the love and support that their family and friends have for them. Beckett and Emile shared their first dance amongst the stunning sunset, and then the festivities began! The dancing was fun, the guests were laughing, and everyone was enjoying the celebrations! By the end of the night, they decided to do a last minute variation of a horah! I have never experienced this tradition at a wedding, but it has to be one of the most fun ways to celebrate a marriage that I have seen! Guests joined hands and ran joyfully around the bride and groom, with lots of clapping and cheering involved! It was a joyful expression of their happiness for the new husband and wife, and I’m so happy that I got to experience that with them! Congratulations again Emile and Beckett, and I hope that you have a BLAST on your honeymoon to Disney World!!
Venue: Westmoreland State Park – https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/westmoreland, firstname.lastname@example.org
DJ: Floyd C. Aaron AKA Dj Wah-Heed – www.djwah-heed.info, email@example.com
Catering: Teeny B’s Catering – https://teenybs.com/, firstname.lastname@example.org
Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse – https://www.menswearhouse.com/
Dress: David’s Bridal – https://www.davidsbridal.com/