Their Chuppah is Forever

Every time Cantor Barbara Slader helps a couple plan their wedding, it brings back the joy of her own. Those memories of her 1991 wedding include family, flowers and the centerpiece, a chuppah created by Barbara’s friend, artist Jane Levy Campbell. In fact, handmade chuppahs have become a tradition and ritual for many Portland couples….


Father and daughter team up for Toot and Shoot

They started with one wedding and then it snowballed. Toot and Shoot, the father/daughter, musician/photographer team was a hit. Based in Los Angeles, they worked mainly in the entertainment industry doing weddings and bar mitzvahs for the stars. When they moved to Portland in 1986, they continued commuting to Los Angeles and working locally. While…


Our Big Fat Inclusive Wedding

By Hila Ratzabi When José and I first started dating, my Jewish parents were not pleased. Though my mom is fairly liberal, some instinct flared up in her that has roots in centuries of Jewish fear of disappearance. Though that fear has lessened over the decades for many Jewish families, particularly in the United States,…


Creative Footwear for the Bridal Party

This bridal party went for cozy feet. Photo by Martha Lochert Photography Cowboy boots can give a wedding a special feel. Photo by Molho Photography Following the ceremony, get ready to dance the night away in custom-designed Mazel Tov slippers by Adidas (which allows customers to include four or fewer characters on each shoe).


Mikvah and Marriage

Mikvah before marriage is an awesome and auspicious way to start a new life together with one’s beloved, says Simi Mishulovin, who helps women prepare for immersion in Portland’s Mikvah Shoshana. Immersion in the mikvah on the threshold of marriage is the first step to fulfilling the Jewish call for the consecration of human sexuality….


Wedding Directory

JEWELERY Packouz Jewelers 522 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 503-228-3111 Established in 1917, Packouz Jewelers is a family owned and operated business located in the heart of downtown Portland’s historic Broadway district. With a continued legacy of the finest jewelry and unsurpassed customer service, Packouz Jewelers has pieces to match each unique style and…

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