In part 2 of this beautiful Jewish destination wedding, Steph, John and their guests take to the dance floor and party till the early hours.
Music is the answer
The fabulous violinist, Quike played Israeli music during the ceremony and he also performed the music for the traditional Jewish dancing later and really got everyone going – blue hair, lit up bowtie and all. We had traditional Spanish guitar for the cocktail hour, while people enjoyed the canapes and drinks and then the most amazing band for the party, led by Mike and Simone. They started with Motown and soul music and went right through to Beyonce and Mark Ronson for the final set – I was up dancing all night. At midnight, just after the cutting of the cake, we arranged for a fire juggling performance which was an exciting, visual treat for us and the guests.
All snapped up
As soon as I saw Jeremy Standley’s work and the way he captures Jewish weddings I knew I had to have him! He did the most outstanding job of capturing it all so perfectly. Looking through the photos is like reliving the whole day.
There were so many special moments from the day, but I suppose the stand-out ones would be walking down the aisle to my waiting groom in that spectacular setting, with all my family and friends and, of course, our beautiful son, Joey. The speeches were brilliant – my father, the best man and groom. They were funny, heartfelt and, even more importantly, not too long. During my husband’s speech our son Joey came running over to him and he picked him up and involved him by letting him speak into the microphone – a gorgeous moment. At the end of his speech he surprised everyone, including me, by presenting me with a framed collection of photographs of us, mapping our relationship, and, mounted in the centre, were the actual train tickets from the first time he came down to meet me in London.