This Stylish Manhattan Rooftop Wedding Will Seriously Blow Your Mind
Enjoy fancy celebrations? You've come to the right place. Couple Leslie and Oleg threw one hell of a wedding at the Crest Hollow Country Club in New York. There was a live band, Bollywood dancers, one Manhattan rooftop, and a henna party at their Moroccan-Jewish nuptials.
"Nothing seemed to steer them away from enjoying each other and living the day as it is meant to be, filled with love, joy, care, family, and friends — not even falling behind the schedule by two hours!" a photographer of Zorz Studios said. "The ceremony and reception had the best Jewish traditions, but the bride's Moroccan descent gave a notable kick to the hoopla."
At the conclusion of a few dazzling shows during the reception, the newlyweds changed into traditional Moroccan clothing: an ornate kaftan for Leslie and a white djellaba cloak for Oleg. That's when the lovebirds joined the Bollywood dancers in the spotlight.
"They choreographed their radiating smiles and energy into the final dancing act before the next stage of this Moroccan-Jewish wedding — the henna party," the photographer said. "Henna application at a Moroccan-Jewish wedding tends to consist of a single large mark to symbolize health, wealth, and fertility."
According to Moroccan tradition, the guests also spread henna on their palms to bring good luck after the bride and groom themselves are blessed with the henna.
"With only some 2,500 Jews left in Morocco (they peaked at 250,000 in the 1940s), I find Leslie honoring her family's Moroccan heritage to be particularly touching and thoughtful," the photographer said. "Plus, it made the night quite more memorable and outstanding from the many Jewish weddings I've seen!"
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