With Pesach just around the corner, 613 Tiers brings you the first Chag (holiday) tips post! As Jews, we are blessed to celebrate many different important days throughout the year…in fact, not one week goes by without this luxury!! We would be amiss if we failed to recognize the boundless opportunities we have to make all these holidays special, beautiful, and enchanting! Besides, it’s a mitzvah to honor and elevate these special days with paying close attention to details! Would one not invite the king to the most elegant meal she could muster up? In addition, your wonderful presentation will wow your guests and excite your kids (and don’t forget to invite guests this Pesach- as that too is an important custom, see Chabad.org’s Hospitality post for further details on inviting guests). And if you have Pesach tips, please share, I’d love some inspiration of my own!
Tip #1: Traditional isn’t always bad.
Don’t toss the white linens! Just spice them up. Add a simple, but colorful napkin holder or a few decorative napkins.
Tip #2: Centerpieces are eye-catching and table transforming
You do not need to buy something extravagant. Look for pieces you have around the house…different size vases, fruit, perfume bottles…be creative, because centerpieces make all the difference at an event table!
Tip #3: Color is good!
My sister and I have been trying to tell my mother this for years. Do not have a fear of color! Be color committal!!
Taste with the Eyes
Hostess with the Mostess
Tip #4: Add a little whimsy
Passover is all about enticing the kids to participate, while also reminding adults of the child within them. Don’t forget about the chag while creating the table- make it a part of it! And make the kids want to be there. Look for toys, dolls, or pictures to spice up your seder.
I found this great seder table on Tastewiththeeyes.com.
Taste with the Eyes
Taste with the Eyes
Why not go a little untraditional?
Cupcakes are sweeping the wedding scene and are becoming more and more popular, intricate, sophisticated, charming, and, let’s just say it, fun! Below are just a few examples of the fabulous cupcakes you could use to dazzle your wedding guests…
Disclaimer: These are just design ideas. Be sure to check back for Kosher Caterers near you!
Color Scheme: Pink & Gold
Credits: Bouquet from Etsy/ Invitation from Momental Designs/ Table design from Elizabeth Ann Designs/ Birdcage veil from 530 Bride/ Cookies from Baby Lifestyles/ Bridesmaid dress from Veiled Haven/ Mansion from MGM Las Vegas/ Cake from Lovella Bridal
Lofty Heights:: a vintage new york city wedding
Credits: Chuppah from Floral News GA/ Black and white photo from Ruffled/ Fabric Escort Cards from Elizabeth Anne Designs/ Wedding gown from Enzoani/ Cake from Bride orama/ Centerpiece from Glamour and Grace/ Gloves from Etsy/ Picture Frame display from OneToWed/ Hairpiece from OneWed/ Chandeliers from Heather Parker Photography
I absolutely love dessert tables. They can set the entire feel of an event. Here’s a dessert table I created for the fourth of july: pink, white and blue!
I’m always looking for beautiful, tznius (modest) wedding gowns and it is so hard to find! This wedding photo shoot that I found on Ruffled is so whimsical, tasteful, and elegant. I just melt over every detail!
The wedding dress is from 7Closets Vintage. A good idea for a woman trying to dress more modestly on her wedding day is to consider vintage. A grandma’s wedding gown with just a few tweaks could be the dress of your dreams!
See more photos of this wedding shoot at Ruffled.
Welcome to 613 Tiers, a site dedicated to enhancing the beauty, knowledge, and resourcefulness of Jewish weddings. It is a place where the meaning, the vendors, and the inspiration can be at your fingertips. In Judaism, it is taught that one must elevate the physical to the spiritual. I have always loved weddings, but in my searches for inspiration and Jewish vendors, the internet fell short. I could not find both the modern stylishness of weddings mixed with the practical and spiritual aspects of a Jewish wedding. I needed, for my own self-purpose, to find a site where the two were linked.
So I’m creating it.
I plan to compile the inspiration I find and display it here, along with wedding vendors and real weddings to enhance the inner and outer beauty of your Jewish wedding.