non-traditional weddings

A Twist On Tradition

Old becomes new as couples personalize wedding ceremonies.
06/11/2012 - 20:00

Washington — In the months before his wedding, Jon Cetel cringed at the notion of having his friends dance him to his bride at a traditional bedeken ceremony, where he would place the veil over her face.

The concept “was completely foreign to me,” he said. It “felt too traditional.”

But his bride, Ashley Novack, 26, was entranced by the tradition. “I love dancing, and this sounded like an amazing opportunity definitely not to be missed,” she said.

Mike Peretz reads a personal statement to his bride, Sara Cohen. JTA
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