Shelly and Ofer, both from the Jezreel Valley in the North, met five years ago. Shelly spotted Ofer at their local gym. She was immediately attracted to him but was to shy to do anything. That night she went out with friends to a local pub and there she saw him again. “I took it as a sign” she tells us. “I sent a friend to talk to him and after a bit of wine and eyeing each he was sitting next to me. The amazing thing – we’ve lived ten minutes away from each other our whole lives but only met for the first time that day.”
Last month the two tied the knot in a nature wedding that took place in an olive and pine grove belonging to Ofer’s father. Shelly tells us that the decision where to have the wedding wasn’t an easy one. They visited several places but didn’t really feel like they belonged in any of them. That’s when the idea of a nature wedding came up. “I immediately loved the idea,” says Shelly. “Beyond the symbolism of the olive trees and our roots to the place, we really felt at home at this grove and were excited to be inviting guests to a place where we belong and share that homely feeling with them.”
Shelly choose producer Eitan Pauker to manage the event. He was recommended to them by “Eat” catering whom they already knew and wanted for their wedding. She says the secret for her wedding’s success was a combination of the unique location and the great people she choose to plan her wedding.
We love a lot of things about the colorful and happy wedding, but what we really love is that the couple planted the sunflower grove you see in the pictures in advance so they would bloom on their wedding day. ‘Swoon’.
Enjoy these wonderful photographs by Eyal Gaziel Photography and a big mazal tov to Shelly and Ofer.