Old Jaffa is one of the favorite wedding locations in Israel so it’s no surprise that Caroline and Guy choose it as their “I Do” backdrop – coming all the way from Chicago to tie the knot in a beautiful and intimate wedding.
Caroline is originally from England and Guy from Israel but their paths crossed in Virginia while Guy was going to business school. Caroline was managing a coffee shop close to Guy’s campus and he would come in every morning to get his cappuccino.
The marriage proposal happened on New Year’s Eve during a trip to Virginia to visit friends. Walking into the coffee shop where they had first met, she realized that the whole place was full of candles and flowers. Guy pulled out a ring and proposed.
They decided to also get married in Israel and planned the entire wedding long distance via their wedding planner Shay Windman. They wanted a wedding with about 120 guests and immediately fell in love with Jaffa’s Beit Andromeda venue.
Caroline added many DIY details to her wedding. Being an artist she designed her own ketubah using watercolors. The left side of the Ketubah represents Guy’s family, the right side represents her family, and the bottom represents Guy and her life together. She also included two figures inspired by a chagall painting, releasing doves and at the top is a view of Old Jaffa where we got married. Stunning!!
And one last special detail:
As an artist Caroline wanted to give the guests at her wedding something really personal and meaningful that she had created. Before coming to Israel she spent two straight days in the lithography studio at the Art Institute of Chicago making lithographs of Old Jaffa for their guests, commemorating where they were getting married.
Guy and Caroline now live in Chicago. She is an art therapist working primarily with adults living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. With no doubt she is beautiful inside and out and an inspiration for all brides-to-be with her gorgeous wedding and beautiful details which made her event so special.