The Honeymoon is Over … and That's Not a Bad Thing

The wedding was over a month ago, and we had a fantastic honeymoon in the Galapagos Islands and mainland Ecuador. It was an incredible mix of beautiful scenery, wildlife, laid back people and delicious food. It was insanely hard leaving behind 80-degree tropical weather with limitless ocean and volcano views to return to 10-degree gray […]

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So You Want to Plan an Interfaith Wedding

By Courtney Dunne An “interfaith wedding.” What does that mean? I, after all should know what that means. My partner of 10 years and soon-to-be spouse is the CEO of InterfaithFamily. But understanding what it means to be in an interfaith relationship and putting it on display for all of your family and friends to […]

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Jewish + Catholic Wedding Ceremony Decoded

By Katie Ryan Steven and I were recently married in an outdoor Catholic and Jewish celebration. The ceremony itself was the biggest black box for us when planning our wedding and we hope sharing how we brought our two faiths together into an interfaith ceremony helps anyone else trying to decode this process. Steven was […]

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Simplifying The Seven Blessings

Blessings have been on my mind lately. In the Jewish wedding ceremony there are seven blessings recited, and, for better or for worse, I’m finding them complicated. Which is why, when our house started to shake during a thunderstorm the other night, I was already awake turning blessing after blessing over and over in my […]

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Cinnamon Toast and Mazel Toast!

Sam and I were sitting at breakfast this morning reflecting on our wedding, which was a week ago yesterday. We were exchanging our favorite moments and stating what we enjoyed about that special day. Everything about the day was beautiful. Although the weather on the days before and after was cold and rain-drenched, the day […]

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And just like that, we're married!

After all of the plans and preparations, the big day came and went without a hitch! We had glorious weather, the ceremony was everything that we wanted it to be, and the reception was an absolute blast. We had people from both sides tearing up the dance floor until midnight. We ended the night exhausted, […]

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The Seven Blessings, A Modern Take

This past week was all about fun. Lisa and I decided to have one last getaway before we are putting all our energy and savings into our wedding. We booked a hotel deal on hotwire. We then purchased tickets for the Austrialian party band, The Griswolds. We bought tickets for one of our favorite podcaster/comedian […]

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Common Ground for Jewish-Christian Weddings

A mixed Jewish-Christian wedding offers many opportunities for the couple to honor both of their traditions.

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Finding a Rabbi or Cantor to Officiate at an Interfaith Wedding

How to find a rabbi or cantor to officiate at an interfaith wedding. Hint: it’s not as easy as you think.

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Elements of a Jewish Wedding Ceremony

Elements of a Jewish Wedding Ceremony.

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