Video 14: Aufruf and more

Hey there IFF! Here we go with another video where Arel and I talk about the Aufruf before our wedding and the prepping required to ensure it went smoothly. We also discuss music for the ceremony and why that was challenging for us. On a side note: Arel sharpened his video editing skills with imovie […]

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Video 13: meet our bridal party aka our siblings

Hi there IFF! Last week, we hit you with a pretty heavy topic as Arel and I took some time to figure out what marriage is really about and why and if we should head down that road. As you’re aware, we did take the plunge and documented the process so stay tuned for more […]

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Video 12: working on the marriage not just the wedding

Hey there IFF! It’s been awhile since we last vlogged and there’s good reason for it. Yes, Arel and I are now officially husband and wife as of January 15th (woo hoo), but we had some issues to address before we could post more videos. We’re ready now and this particular video is our most […]

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Video 11: wedding hair

Hey IFFers! So in this episode, Yolanda is trying out new hair styles and seeing what look she will go with for her big day.  This video shows one of the hair style options.  You’ll notice Arel isn’t too excited about how it turned out. But what do you think?  Is this the look?  Any […]

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Video 10: the wedding dance and the hora

Hey IFF! We are less than 4 weeks away from the big day…eek! We’re still working on a gazillion things but it has to get done and will get done. One thing we waited till the very end to work on was our first dance as a married couple. Procrastinating a dance that will be […]

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Oh the joys of wedding dress shopping for a Conservative Jew

Dear IFF, I know I’ve been ranting and whining about wedding invitations but now that they are over and done with, I wanted to take you back a few months to where I talked about the wedding dress. There’s so much that goes into the dress. I mean this is ‘the’ dress that so many […]

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Invitations are done! Woo hoo:)

Omg…it’s midnight and we finally finished sealing the last invitation! Woo hoo:) Normally, we would video this moment, but we are both tuckered out, so I leave you with some thoughts. If you knew exactly what went on behind the scenes to get these done, you would fully understand how sealing that last envelope was […]

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Video 9: diy wedding invites with my best friend

Good Morning IFF! Arel and I have been MIA for awhile: both of us have been working full time, Arel has been traveling, I’ve been teaching Zumba, and we’ve been wedding planning which has zapped up much of our time… But we’re back and have so much to update you on. Our latest adventure involved […]

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Video 8: what is the point of a bridal party?

What’s going on IFF! The days are flying by and we’re about 2 and half months away from the wedding! Ahhhh! Last night we met with our wedding coordinator to talk about everything. It’s crazy how many details have to be thought of, which apparently was so boring for my future hubby that I caught […]

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Video 7: wedding colors, theme, and Yolanda’s favorite website

Hey there IFF! We have another video for you. This one is a bit of a mash up of different topics and you’ll also see our special guest who loves making appearances with us. He’s pretty darn cute. Watch us talk about wedding colors, what Tim Burton has to do with our wedding, and my […]

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Video 6: what to do when you suck at wedding planning

Greetings InterfaithFamily & Friends, Arel and I have been out of the loop for awhile due to the recent high holy holidays. We didn’t want to plaster our videos everywhere while more important agendas were going on for the Jewish people. For us, this was an especially meaningful past weeks as we celebrated our first […]

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Video 5: the wedding dress Jewish style

In this video, we talk about wedding dresses. Arel thinks dresses are ridiculously priced, and I think he’s right but why oh why do they have to be so darn beautiful? I found the perfect dress but it’s beyond my price range…so what to do? For all you ladies out there, did you stay within […]

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Video 4: what to feed the guests

In this video, we talk about what to feed our guests plus we feature a special guest. For all of you who have had a Jewish wedding, or are planning one, what did you decide to feed your guests and why? Just wanna know! Peace & Love, Yolanda:)

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Video 3: Our first meeting with the Rabbi

In this video, Arel and I talk about meeting our rabbi, Rabbi Pepperstone (aka Rabbi P:). We spent 4 hours talking about the wedding and delved into other interesting topics. He was very open and answered all of our questions and made us feel confident about having a Jewish wedding with a mostly interfaith guest […]

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Video 2: We chose a date and a venue

In this video, Yolanda and Arel reveal their wedding date which is coming up right around the corner. They also talk about their venue and why they chose it. Enjoy:)

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Who are we? Arel and Yolanda introduce themselves

Hi everyone! Check out me (Yolanda) and my fiance Arel as we introduce ourselves via our first vlog (video blog) and hear a little bit about your story and upcoming wedding plans. We’re very excited about this journey and look forward to learning more about Judaism as we figure out how to have a Jewish […]

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