Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Pre-wedding - CORRECTION

Prior to the actual wedding ceremony, the groom "veils" his bride. This ritual is called bedeken.

The practice of wearing a veil derives from the account in Genesis 24:65 of how Rebekah covered her face with a veil when she saw her husband-to-be, Isaac, approaching. Further support of the custom is taken from the account of Jacob being tricked into marrying Leah instead of Rachel. Jewish grooms have assured themselves before the ceremony the woman they were to marry was in fact their intended.
This "ceremony" is so the groom can verify that he is getting the bride that he wants. He is reading something similar.... (I don't recall quite what - nerves....)


Right before the bedeken (shown above) two witnesses sign a religious wedding contract called a ketubah. This is Joseph G., BTW also in this photo are my father (in glasses above my shoulder) The rabbi next to Michael & our professional photogrqpher Shane Carpenter. He and his assistant were WONDERFUL & I can't wait to see those photographs! (But Kathy & Joseph got some great shots too.)

7 comments:

Morah said...

OHHH!! I have been thinking about you all weekend and all week. The photos are wonderful! Whoo Hoo! Mazel Tov!

Jeanne said...

I love seeing the photos AND learning about the rituals!!!

AND you look BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Cathi said...

Great photos, you look great and the hubby ain't to shabby either, LOL!! How does it feel to be a married woman?

Mary said...

Congratulations! Enjoy the honeymoon.

Linda_J said...

Amy, married lady--thank you so much for sharing the photos with us and also for explaining the wedding rituals. You made a beautiful bride.

Passionate Quilter said...

Amy, thanks for sharing your wedding rituals and pictures. I, too, thought about you and how it all went. You were beautiful and I loved how elegant your cake looked!

JudyL said...

Amy, You had a lovely wedding. I thought about you all weekend! Loved reading about the rituals.

You dad didn't bring a puppy for me, did he? :)

Judy L.