Alan “the Asian one” and Elliot “the white one” (yup, direct quotes) are just 2 guys who had, and I quote again, a “gay Jewish Asian wedding”.
Their colourful yet classy wedding was held last August at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, in San Francisco. But first, a little about these two love birds.
Just over 4 years ago Alan and Elliot had a coffee date… “that turned into drinks, that turned into dinner, that ended 7 hours later.” And the boys have been inseparable ever since.
Instead of choosing the traditional black and white suits/tuxes, they opted for grey suits with small pops of colour that, I think, really complimented them both beautifully.
Alan and Elliot walked hand-in-hand from their hotel to their wedding venue, and decided on a quick photo shoot along the way.
If you’ve never attended a Jewish wedding, then you are in for a treat. First up the signing of the ‘Ketubah’, sorta like a Jewish prenuptial agreement. This pre-ceremony ceremony is held in a private room where the couple, their Rabbi and the couple’s family are in attendance.
Following the Ketubah signing was their ceremony under the Chuppah, where vows are recited, circling around each other is involved and glasses are broken!
After their nuptials are sealed with a kiss, some quiet time…
Then into the reception where ‘hora’ dancing is literally a non-stop event!!
Queue the dancing and much fun had by all photos…
“One of the highlights during the ceremony was when the Rabbi asked Alan to repeat after him (the vows) and Alan was like…
I thought we agreed that we weren’t going to talk and just say ‘I do’?! It was unexpected humor and everyone laughed.” Oh Alan, lol.
“Don’t stress. We did all the planning on our own throughout the course of a year and we didn’t’ stress at all.”
It’s simple really and probably easier than it sounds, but those of you that have had a wedding know that this is a main factor. But take a leaf from Alan and Elliot’s book and kick stress’ butt!