If it seems to you like chic weddings in Israel are only found in Tel Aviv, we hope that after reading about Mor and Jonathan’s wedding you think differently. The whole concept of My Day is to show how each style and any kind of nature can be stunning and photogenic. This is the happy Jerusalem wedding of Mor and Jonathan.
Mor is originally from Ashkelon but has already lived in Jerusalem for two and a half years, working as a production assistant on the Knesset Channel. Jonathan is originally from Texas and lived in Israel on and off for three years. Two and a half of those years he was living in Jerusalem studying Torah. At some point, Jonathan decided to permanently work and live with Israeli’s, especially cause he was more familiar with the country now. This turned out to be a good decision. Jonathan moved in with one of Mor’s good friends and a love story began.
The relationship started in a friendly way, even though Jonathan claims he fell in love with Mor for the first time when he saw her standing on the balcony of their apartment. They grew closer as friends when Jonathan invited Mor to paint with him. They sat for three hours with colors and drawings and had profound conversation. They were able to learn a lot from each other through this night of painting.
The wedding was organized in three and a half months, with a focus on planning the event together and combining their families. Jonathan’s parents live in America and live a secular Jewish life. Because the wedding was religious, Moore wrote details about each step of the wedding ceremony so Jonathan’s parents wouldn’t feel lost and out of place during the wedding. How charming and exciting!
Because they are religious, it was important for Mor and Jonathan that they not see each other the week before the wedding, but they made up for this time apart with phone calls. Mor was getting ready in her parent’s house accompanied by her immediate family. Jonathan got ready at his parent’s place and met his friends later on. They made their own flower arrangements at Mor’s parent’s house the morning of the wedding. The wedding was right before sunset so the photographs were taken relatively early. Mor was very nervous the morning of the wedding and everyone did anything they could to help calm her down.
The most exciting thing about this wedding is without a doubt the crazy combination of cultures. Jonathan comes from a secular family in America. Mor grew up in a religious home in Israel. About 250 members of Mor’s family attended the wedding and one table of Jonathan’s family attended from America and Amsterdam. Everyone danced, celebrated, and rejoiced together as one family.