Jewish Wedding Tappan Hill Mansion New York

Classic and Elegant Jewish Wedding at Tappan Hill Mansion

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry

Lindsey and Joshua's traditional Jewish wedding's aesthetic was classic and elegant, beautifully captured by Kim-Trang Photography.

The serendipitous love story between Lindsey and Joshua led to one gorgeous wedding at Tappan Hill Mansion in New York.

The light and airy images by Kim-Trang Photography depict a celebration that was classic and utterly romantic. For starters Lindsey was a vision in her custom Katie Fong wedding dress with her beau looking dapper in his well-tailored black and white tuxedo.

They exchanged rings, one of which was from Lindsey's late great-grandmother, and drank from a Kiddish cup that belonged to her great-grandfather, during their traditional Jewish ceremony. “We loved all our personal touches like the programs for the ceremony which included artwork of our late grandparents and of the Jewish traditions that we hold dear,” says Lindsey.

They kept their decor stunning, yet simple. A monochromatic white color palette filled the space by means of ivory blooms, understated stationery, sleek framed photos, and candlelight. Both their outdoor ceremony and indoor reception set the scene wonderfully; telling this exciting next chapter of their story.

“I grew up in Greenwich, where on a clear day when we had a beach barbecue, you could easily see Long Island across the water. Joshua grew up on Long Island — to my envy, this meant he grew up eating the world’s best bagels on a regular basis,” mentions Lindsey. “Alas, we never met despite all our mutual time there, probably sitting in the same traffic. We both went off to school in Ithaca, New York. For two years we lived no more than two miles from each other while he attended Ithaca College and I attended Cornell University. Despite our shared love for the Ithaca Farmers’ Market, the amazing restaurants and Lake Cayuga, we never met.”

It wasn’t until Joshua was stationed in Haifa and Lindsey decided to study abroad in the same area that the two finally met. Proof that love knows no boundaries and what’s meant to be will find a way.

“One day, while my grandfather was visiting, I got in his rental car and we made an attempt to visit a winery he’d been to before. I wasn’t able to find the right one, but we arrived at a winery two hours away in the Golan Heights that was starting an English tour within minutes of our arrival. The tour guide spoke with my grandfather as I heard a voice behind me. Sitting in the window was Joshua and his family. He was speaking in English about his plan to take the GRE for graduate school and I found myself unable to look away,” exclaims Lindsey.

“I spent the remainder of the tour chatting up Joshua’s parents, his father lived in Long Island, like my grandfather and his step-mother went to the Technion, like me. After the tasting, my grandfather and I went to pay our bill and Joshua seemingly disappeared. Disheartened, I felt my heartbreak thinking about how I could very well never see him again. Moments later, he appeared in front of me with a note folded once over and said, ‘I don’t meet people from back home very often, I’d definitely like to hang out with you in Haifa.' In an effort to keep my composure, I muttered a single word that I felt would give the impression that I was collected—I said ‘sweet.' He handed me the note, which had his name and number written on the winery’s branded stationery. Feeling defeated, Joshua got in the car with his family. Unbeknownst to him, I got back into our car and gushed to my grandfather “Grandpa, that guy gave me his number!”

The rest is clearly history.

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Photography: Kim-Trang Photography

Venue: Tappan Hill Mansion

Planning: Danielle Caldwell Events

Dress Designer: Katie Fong

Floral Design: Damselfly Designs

Entertainment: Hank Lane Music

Catering: Above & Beyond Catering

Hair & Makeup: Nic Soul Hair

Videography: First Day Films

Linens: BBJ La Tavola

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