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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A+A's Temple Mickve Israel, Savannah Riverboat & Old Fort Jackson Wedding

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A&A's beautiful Southern Moroccan Jewish wedding weekend was full of riverboat cruises, twinkling, starry lights and plenty of Jewish wedding traditions. The first time A&A came to Savannah, they knew it would become their second home, so when the time came to plan their big day, the obvious answer was Savannah.
A&A took so many details from their own cultural backgrounds and their love for the south. Guests were welcomed to Savannah with a Jewish History Walking Tour of Savannah, a rehearsal dinner catered by Sandfly BBQ, and a traditional Moroccan Henna Party!
The beautiful Temple Mickve Israel held the perfect backdrop for the traditional Jewish ceremony led by  Rabbi Haas along with Andrew’s childhood Cantor.. A+A wanted guests to not only be invited to experience their culture and faith, but for everyone to understand what they were experiencing even if they were not Jewish. So they included a brief explanation of many of the customs guests would see in their program (great idea!)  i.e. the Bedeken,  the Vieling of the Bride,the signing of the Ketubah, the seven circles, breaking of the glass and more.  .
Following the ceremony, guests were transported to River Street where they boarded a Savannah River Boat cruise headed to Old Fort Jackson. Guests were greeted with hors de vors by Chef Nick Mueller and delicious cocktails to start the night off.
Liz Demos teamed up with the bride and groom to create a beautiful, rustic reception space. Harvey Designs filled the space with tons of greenery and flowers inside antique vases and lanterns that the couple had collected. The mother of the bride made delicate sugar flowers that were placed at each place setting and on the cake. Savannah Special Events created the perfect starry night for the newlyweds with a tent frame and twinkling Christmas lights. DJ BabeyDrew had guests working up a sweat on the dance floor, but Leopold’s Ice Cream was there to cool them down with some of the couple’s favorite flavors.
Following the reception, guests were invited back to the River Boat for an after party on the way to River Street, where they could continue to dance the night away!
Sunday morning, guests were welcomed to a Thank You Brunch at the Olde Pink House, where they enjoyed some of Savannah’s best cuisine!

Avigail says, “We couldn’t have done it without our amazing wedding planner, Bonnie Kaar with First City Events. She was the perfect person for us,the best of the best- a total pro.”

Thank you to the many professionals who helped to make this another successful First City Event:

Team of wedding day vendors:
Planning First City Events
Flowers Harvey Designs
Reception Design Elizabeth Demos
Ceremony Temple Mickve Israel
Reception Old Fort Jackson
Cocktail hour & after party Savannah Riverboat Cruises
Dress Designer Colette Komm
Hair and Makeup: Dollface by Jules & Salon Aqua
Cake Delectable Designs with sugar flowers by the MOB
DJ DJ Babey Drew
lighting Kaufman-Heinz LLC
Rentals Ranco Tent Rentals- Augusta & Savannah Special Events
Rentals Ooh! Events
Catering Chef Nick Mueller & Company
Cookie bar Byrd Cookie Company
Ice Cream Cart Leopold's Ice Cream
Calligraphy @low country paper
video I Thee Film
Restrooms Royal Restrooms
Buses Carolina Transit

Pre and Post wedding vendors:
Personalized Tours of Savanah
Sandfly BBQ
Brockington Hall
In Any Events
Henna artist
Saber Securities