Natalie & Craig, ceremony at Princes Road Synagogue and reception at The Palm House Sefton Park.
A traditional Jewish wedding is full of meaningful rituals, symbolizing the beauty of the relationship of husband and wife, as well as their obligations to each other and to the Jewish people. The wedding ceremony takes place under the chuppah (canopy), a symbol of the home that the new couple will build together.
Bride and Groom are usually escorted to the chuppah by their respective sets of parents.
Under the chuppah, the bride circles the groom seven times.
At the end of the ceremony a glass is now placed on the floor, and the groom shatters it with his foot. In jest, some explain that this is the last time the groom gets to "put his foot down" !
This marks the conclusion of the ceremony. With shouts of "Mazel Tov," the bride and groom are given an enthusiastic reception from the guests as they leave the chuppah together.
Then on to the Wedding reception at The Palm House Sefton Park where there is much music and dancing as the guests celebrate with the new couple; some guests entertain with feats of juggling and acrobatics.
As Natalie is an avid Disney Fan we gave her a fairytale ending .
A great day for Natalie and Craig. Mazel tov!