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'We are very much plant people, and our plants are very important to us. We wanted everyone to be involved in the ceremony and have it feel like an event everyone is participating in. So we decided to have a wedding plant, where my sister passed around a pot with a half-planted ZZ plant, and everyone put in one scoop of dirt to finish planting it.

To incorporate our respective cultures into the wedding, we prepared a post wedding lunch where we served classic Persian, Yemenite, Israeli, and Hispanic foods. May loves to cook, so he prepared Horesh Subzi, Badenjoon, Taadig (all 3 Persian), Hummus (Israeli), Empanadas, and Flan (both Hispanic). Sustainability is important to us, so we ate with plates, cups, chairs, and tables that we accumulated second hand from around the area.

Finally, before we left Israel, we chose to make our own rings. There is an organization called Beit Ifat which employs adults with cognitive disabilities in their jewelry workshop and they help you design and make your own wedding rings. I made May’s and he made mine. His is a mobius ring, which has no beginning and no end. We inscribed the day we first met on the inside: 1.8.18, which also spells chai chai in Hebrew meaning “life life.”'" - Stephanie B.

  • Suit: Aritzia for Stephanie, Bonobos for May
  • Photographer: Madde Lesnewich (@maddeles) & Igal Brener (@igal_photo)
  • Food: May Sar Israel (@antenna)
  • Wedding ring: made by the couple here: Beit Ifat (@beit_ifat)
  • Engagement bracelets: Made by Stephanie
  • Florist: N/A
  • Hair: Stephanie's friends
  • Makeup: Stephanie
  • Venue: Couple's backyard
  • Wedding planner: N/A

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