Krista and Kaveh were married on July 17th, with a ceremony and reception at the Montague Retreat Center.
These two amazing people met during a 5-month volunteer program in Israel, where they were assigned to live in the same apartment. Even though it didn't happen right away, they eventually started to fall for each other and then found themselves in love. After they returned to the states and some time together, they moved from Brooklyn to Jersey City. During the move, they had just spent the day unpacking and organizing their new home when Kaveh asked Krista if she wanted to grab some ice cream and watch the sunset. They went to Dairy Queen and then headed to Liberty State Park. There, with a view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in the background, Kaveh got down on one knee and proposed!
Guests had traveled from near and far to be part of Krista and Kevah’s special day, so before the wedding day, they held a separate picnic and hike at Mount Sugarloaf. It was a special moment, and all the guests were glad for the chance to spend more time with the bride and groom!
The day of the wedding was surprisingly hot, in the low 90s, and with the wide open location, Krista and Kevah thought ahead to keep their guests from overheating by passing out fans for everyone. It was a thoughtful gesture that again showed how much they cared about their friends and family.
Before the wedding, Kaveh and Krista had a first look, and they were grateful for the chance to just savor the sight of each other before things got busy. They then had a quiet Ketubah signing before the ceremony. Then, before the service started, the rabbi also asked them to take a few moments to look around at their surroundings, their friends and family, and then at each other. In that moment, they were able to truly appreciate all that had brought them together.
After that, they headed off for dancing at the barn. The highlights of the night included the amazing Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food that reflected their meeting in Israel—as well as the Horah that had everyone in the barn getting involved!
Kaveh & Krista, thank you for letting me be part of this amazing day! I was honored to see the love you share with each other—and with your loved ones.
Dress: Bridal Garden
DJ/Band: Chris (Cloud 9 Productions)
Hair: Michele Tomlinson (Michele Ann Hair Design)
Makeup: Crystal Vasques (Shelby)
Flowers: Kiersten Wulff (Enterprise Farm, South Deerfield MA)
Event Coordinator: Tanya Costigan
Rabbi: Robert Scheinberg
Menswear: Men’s Warehouse
Linens: Jerome’s Party Plus