Jewish Wedding in Madrid – Interfaith Ecumenical Ceremony.
Bride and Groom: Alan and Cris
Photography: Lara Onac
Venue: Hotel Relais & Chateaux Orfila
Officiants: Father Andrés and Chazan Danny
Report extracted from the publication of Paula Mata for Vanitatis El Confidencial
In the following link you can see the original and complete report
ALAN & CRIS
“…Alan and Cris got married in Madrid, and if their attire was special, their wedding could not be less. Guests from different parts of the world, an ecumenical ceremony, an emblematic hotel, luxury menu and even an express getaway for two…”
“Alan is from New Jersey and I am from Madrid. We met on Tinder four years ago when we were living in Barcelona. We met for a drink and out of nowhere, everything came together,” says the bride. Auditor, he, and marketing director, she, since they got engaged, were clear that they wanted to set up an intimate and special wedding in which the bride and groom, family and friends would live an unforgettable day. “Our wish was that each one of us present there could find the space to enjoy ourselves in our own way, without pressure, and that things would happen spontaneously.”
“The first thing we looked for was the location. As many of our guests do not live in Spain, we wanted to avoid extra travel. That led us to choose the center of Madrid and specifically the Hotel Orfila as the setting,” says Cris. There, in the central courtyard of the hotel located in Madrid’s Chamberí neighborhood, the ecumenical ceremony took place, uniting the two religions, Alan, Jewish, and Cris, Catholic. “As a memory, I’m left with the 360º view that Alan and I had of all our guests during the ceremony.”
“We wanted the food experience to be a 10.” On the menu, “oysters, ham and champagne brought by my cousins, the owners of the Michelin-starred El Doncel restaurant.” During the banquet, “Alan and I escaped for a beer and dessert at the Fayer restaurant, a very intimate moment that we gave ourselves to stop for a second and take in everything that was happening,” says the bride.
Then the party began. To the sound of ‘Baby I’m Yours’ by The Arctic Monkey’s, Cris danced with her father and her husband. The wedding ended with an improvised dinner at Hermanos Vinagre in Chueca.
The photo shoot was taken by Lara Onac, an extraordinary photographer, whose talent and passion for capturing special moments is truly exceptional. Her ability to tell stories through her images is simply breathtaking.
Click here to see her beautiful job
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