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Alan + Elliot’s Gay Jewish Asian Wedding | USA

Real Weddings / March 30, 2016
Wedding Colour Palette

Wedding Vendors
Photographer: D. Lillian Photography
Attire: (grooms) Sandro + Burberry + Louis Vuitton (wedding party) J. Crew + Lulu Frost + Zara + Lanvin
Cakes + Desserts: Katrina Rozelle Pastries
Flowers: Denise Irwin
Music: DJ The Les
Photobooth: 143 Photobooth
Rabbi: Howard Steiermann
Rings: Shreve & Co.
Stationery: Minted
Venue + Catering: Sir Francis Drake Hotel

The Story

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.

On their outfits

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.

On their day

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…

What the boys had to say about their day

“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.

Wedding tips for the readers?

“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!

Fun facts: I'm a "loud" little Latin gurl. I heart my label maker as much as I do my partner. I also like red things, leg-day and red velvet everything. My daily vocab includes "have you eaten?", "I love you" and "I farted"... not all at once or in that order. If I'm not talking to you about feelings I'd be helping you organise something.

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on April 22, 2016

Beautiful wedding!

on April 1, 2016

Mazel tov, Elliot and Alan! Looks like it was a fabulous wedding. We wish you a long life together with much joy, health and happiness.

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