We were honored to be a part of Judy and Andrew’s wedding last week at Congregation Sharrey Zedek. As you walked into the synagogue, you could not help but be struck by the elegance. Composed of lush greenery with the chuppah adorned with greenery, white roses and hydrangea, the alter looked like a “garden of Eden”. As the sun slowly set, the stain glass windows awakened with light, providing a beautiful contrast of color to the calming greenery.
We had the honor of accompanying Cantor Hazzan David Propis throughout the ceremony. His rich voice was the perfect compliment to this sacred scene. We had the opportunity to play his arrangements of Shevah Brachot and Shehecheyanu which were beautifully arranged for string quartet. We also accompanied him for the family’s processional, Boi Kallah and Judy’s bridal processional for which Mr. Propis sang Cohen’s Hallelujah. Judy’s grandfather performed “Sunrise, Sunset” for her circling of Andrew before they proceeded under the chuppah. It was a tender moment for all.
Following the pronouncement of Andrew and Judy as husband and wife and the celebratory Simon Tov, we moved to the lobby and played contemporary music for the cocktail hour. Party Assurance was on hand to insure that everything proceeded smoothly and indeed the cocktail hour looked and smelled amazing! The staff of Shaarey Zedek, especially Shari, was incredibly helpful and we extend our thanks to them all.
Though we have been playing weddings and special engagements for over 28 years, there are certain ones that remain in your memory as special in some way. This is one of those weddings for us. There were so many qualities that came together to make this wedding day truly extraordinary. Congratulations Judy and Andrew and best wishes for many years to come!
Congregation Shaarey Zedek