With Rosh Hashana just around the corner we can almost smell the winds of new beginnings in the air. There’s no doubt that the holidays bring along a lot of excitement, harmony and a more convenient weather and that’s why couples who choose to have a Rosh Hashana wedding are bound to have an extra sense of festivity surrounding their special day.
Whether it’s a theme wedding or whether you chose to only incorporate a few elements from Rosh Hashana, either way if you chose to include symbols from the Hebrew New Year at your wedding it won’t leave your guests indifferent.
Shana Tova filled with sweetness and sparkles!
The concepts and the inspiration from the post today were derived from our talented suppliers, around the web and a lot from our wonderful brides who are part pf our closed group where it’s always fun to see their ideas, their hard work, creation and final product.
From sweet and edible escort cards through original invitations in the spirit of the holidays to giveaways with an added value, we have selected the most original and unique ideas for Rosh Hashana wedding.
A Nostalgic Save the Date
Save the Dates give the first taste for what your event will look and feel like and when it comes to a holiday wedding or feast it’s always nice to get your guests in the atmosphere early on that stage. For example, Nofar (a My Day bride) and her partner Orgad chose to take elements from the retro greeting cards and combine them in their beautiful Save the Date cards. Their postcards take us back to our childhood with a wonderful scent of nostalgia.
A Unique Wedding Invitation
When we came across Hadas and Alon’s wedding invitation we just knew we had to share it with you. Just like with the Save the Date we saw above, these more formal invites can include holiday features and by doing so getting the guests pumped and excited about what’s to come on your big day. Each invitation by the couple was accompanied by a retro magnetized “Shana Tova” greeting card and the invitation itself was inspired by Roni Rappoport’s greeting cards. The entire design was designed under the same language – they had placemats, escort cards attached to small cocktail bottles and thank you notes).
Designed by Roni Rappoport
DIY Alert: Hadas & Alon printed the cards from the web, cut around them with shaped scissors, sprinkled some glitter on top and then glued the magnet from the back.
Tasteful Escort Cards
One way where you can really go wild and creative when it comes to your wedding design is with the escort cards. They usually won’t take a lot of effort and time to make, they get your guests in the mood before they even enter and they can easily fit any type of concept you chose. Our next adorable idea is not only super simple to create but is also edible – apples with tied name tags. You can obviously chose to go with one or two colors of apples or mix them up with some pomegranates.
Tasty and edible. Source: the knot
Wonderful branding idea in the spirit of the Holidays. Source: Bridal Guide
and there’s also the more glamorous version. Source: ruffledblog
Sparkly handwritten names for that extra persona touch. Source: Ruffled Blog
Festive and Beautiful Centerpieces
We just love holiday weddings, especially when one of the first things that we can relate to are the wonderful centerpieces which remind us how much beauty can be found on one table. It is really easy to take elements from the holiday especially Rosh Hashana and incorporate them at weddings. For example, take the centerpieces or flower arrangements, just add a few apples or a pomegranate in the mix and you get the holiday spirit. Another option is to take planters and dress them as gifts wrapped with beautiful wrapping paper which will add color and character to the table.
The apples add an original touch to the centerpieces. Source: hwtm blog
An open pomegranate will add some color to the arrangement. Source: the knot
One of the prominent trends at weddings in Israel and around the world are the “Signature Cocktails” where the couple chooses a cocktail that will reflect their character by either choosing specific ingredients or naming the cocktail with a unique name on their wedding day. The cocktails van be based on sweet and light ingredients that will reflect the summery mood or even on spicy elements that will reflect the couple’s sassiness character. At a Rosh Hashana wedding you can take apples or pomegranate and easily combine them in your cocktail for your guests to enjoy the holiday spirit.
A pomegranate champagne sangria – Yum! For the full recipe click here
source: the glitterguide
Small Gifts with an Added Value
In between all of the preparations and craziness, it warms our hearts to see couples who take the time to involve some good social deeds. Whether it’s giving away your wedding food leftovers to families in need or taking a creative stance and creating giveaways that were produced by different social organizations, such as the youth center of Migdalor Negba from Bat Yam who created these beautiful honey jars. The gifts that are made range from jam jars, honey jars, unique packaging and more.
Vintage Postcards Mailbox
We know that the idea of incorporating vintage elements in your wedding design such as nostalgic family photos or a vintage mailbox for the wedding cards is not a new concept, however at a Rosh Hashana wedding this concept get a whole new meaning. The traditional postcards exchange that take place during the holidays have been replaced with the new media ways of sending an email or a whatsapp message and so we thought it would be nice to go back to the old nostalgic way of doing things and placing a mailbox at the reception where guests could either leave their Rosh Hashana wishes for you.
Source: Explore Dreams Discovery
Sweet Sweet Honey
It is known that one of the main symbols for a Happy New Year blessing is through eating honey and therefore it’s almost inevitable to incorporate honey at a Rosh Hashana wedding. For example you can decide to have small honey jars as your giveaways, sweet honey Challahs, or even get your DIY bug on and prepare original and super easy scented honey soaps for you bachelorette party or whatever you choose
Natalie, one of our wonderful My Day brides, prepared these amazing honey jars to hand out as giveaways at her wedding. Design: Holle Studio
Another creative My Day couple, Lior and Nimrod who designed these beautiful rustic .jars
Honey Challahs, a tasty and sweet way to send your guest off for the holiday weekend. Sarit’s Challahs
Milk & Honey soaps – Very Israeli and festive. Check out the full instructions here
A Lifetime Holiday Souvenir
It’s no secret that we love symbolic gestures especially when they can be included in your wedding preps or during the event itself. That’s why we thought it could be a beautiful idea to plant a pomegranate tree in your garden or any other land you may own and by doing so you will have a wonderful reminder that will grow as your love grows over the years.