For Brides, Pilgrims, and a Certain Angel: The Wreath as a Jewish Decoration and Symbol
Shavuot / Symbols / Weddings

For Brides, Pilgrims, and a Certain Angel: The Wreath as a Jewish Decoration and Symbol

Wreaths are not a major motif in Judaism, but Jews used wreaths as holiday decorations and wedding accessories even in antiquity, when the Temple stood in Jerusalem. Although today wreaths are strongly associated with Christmas, Jews made wreaths for Shavuot and other festive occasions before the birth of Jesus. And as a symbol, the wreath … Continue reading

Get inspired by this Aspen wedding chuppah with a mountain view
Chuppahs / Weddings

Get inspired by this Aspen wedding chuppah with a mountain view

The open skies and vast mountain ranges of Aspen provide a breathtaking backdrop for this romantic wedding chuppah created by floral designer and event stylist Frances Harjeet. Harjeet, whose firm Prema is based in Colorado, is known for her lush, romantic floral designs and impeccable styling. Her creations often emphasize our connection to nature. For … Continue reading

Need a Wedding Gift? Make a Challah Cover that Matches the Couple’s Dinnerware
Weddings

Need a Wedding Gift? Make a Challah Cover that Matches the Couple’s Dinnerware

Find yourself looking at any wedding registries lately? How about using that registry as inspiration for a unique, handmade wedding gift: a challah cover that coordinates with the couple’s china pattern? The cover can become a highlight of the couple’s Shabbat and holiday table decor, covering the two loaves of challah bread, for years. Start … Continue reading

Use Ribbon to Sew Favor Bags that Crush the Competition
Bar-Bat Mitzvah / Hanukkah / Holidays / Purim / Weddings

Use Ribbon to Sew Favor Bags that Crush the Competition

Planning a special celebration? You don’t have to settle for those ubiquitous plain organza favor bags. We’ll show you how to sew a set of unique favor bags using fabric ribbon. The ribbon’s pre-finished edges mean you can sew up a set of bags fast with just a few simple seams. For Hanukkah, fill them … Continue reading