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You don’t need that much cake, and other things I’ve learned from catering weddings

I have very limited experience with weddings from the guest side of things — like maybe five in my entire 31 years of living. But I have a ton of experience from the vendor side of things, allowing me to see a wide range of budgets and styles in the wedding world. I thought I’d share a few of my universal observations when it comes to wedding days…

Jessica & Jason’s traditional Jewish and performance wedding

A couple who meets while learning lightsaber combat would certainly have a Star Wars theme in mind, right? Not these two. Their offbeat-ness comes straight from their traditional choices! They decided on a very traditional Jewish ceremony…

A scientist/baker’s tips for safely serving gluten-free food at your wedding

Since the holidays are here, I thought we’d re-broach the topic of serving gluten free food. This is a good guide, not just for weddings, but for any party you happen to be throwing in general. So here’s Sara (aka iLiveinmyLab) with her expert advice on how to safely serve gluten-free food to your guests.

Valerie and Noam’s eco-friendly traditional Jewish wedding

Valerie and Noam wanted a traditional Jewish wedding that stayed true to their egalitarian, progressive, feminist, and planet-friendly values. With home-grown jade centerpieces, a blue wedding dress, a groom in an Indian sherwani, and a kosher, vegetarian meal, they created a wedding that reflected who they are and what they care about.

Emily & Geoff’s Jewish Rockabilly Wedding

The Offbeat Bride: Emily, Web Master/Science writer (and Tribesmaid Ellamie) Her Offbeat Partner: Geoff, Teacher/Poet Location & date of wedding: Valley Beth Shalom Temple, Encino, CA (I had my baby naming, my bat mitzvah and went to elementary school here) — May 25, 2008 What made our wedding offbeat: First of all, we skipped most […]