2016-03-17 20:49:54 Writen By: Hatton By Design

A Traditional Orthodox Jewish Wedding

Variety is the spice of life and today we take a look at a traditional ultra-orthodox Jewish wedding. 

Orthodox Jewish Bride arrives by ribbon wedding ceremony

On Tuesday this week thousands gathered to witness the marriage of the grandson of the Rabbi of the Tzanz Hasidic dynasty – a community in the coastal Israeli city of Netanya. The wedding ceremony is rightly considered one of the greatest highlights of life for Orthodox Jews and being part of a prominent family, this wedding was a public spectacle.

Family members arrived in horse drawn carriages for the week long celebration! Ending with the traditional seven blessings ceremony, the couple were married under a canopy known as a huppah. Men and women are separated during the celebrations by a large curtain. The heavily veiled Bride is guided into the service by a ribbon and then family members and honoured Rabbis are invited to perform a special dance for the Bride – the Mitzvah Tantz and to dance with the Groom. The Bride in white surrounded by the men in their traditional black clothes and hats makes for a striking photo. I particularly like the Groom’s coat - ‘something blue’ perhaps! I can't imagine how much organizing such a huge wedding must have taken - truly impressive in scale! I hope you enjoy these photos as much as we did! 

Orthodox Jewish Wedding Bride arrives by horse drawn carriage

Orthodox Jewish Bride arrives by ribbon wedding ceremony

Mitzvah Tantz Jewish wedding dance

Jewish wedding Mitzvah Tantz dance


Photos courtesy of The Daily Mail.

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