The wedding dress weighed a whopping 15kgs! It was intricately detailed with jewels and layers of delicate material, with a train that reached the floor, even when it was hung up over the door.
The traditional Jewish Wedding was held at Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne, Australia. It was a beautiful, sunny spring day with not a cloud in the sky, and a Chuppah was set up for ceremony. A violinist played traditional Russian Jewish music, as friends and family gathered onto the green lawn of the gardens.
The ceremony was beautiful, complete with traditional Jewish customs including the Rabbi and family members reading seven blessings to the couple in Hebrew. Jacob completed the ceremony by breaking the glass, which was followed by calls of “Mazel Tov!” by family and guests.
The wedding reception was a joyous and fun filled occasion, which was kicked off by the bridal party entering the room, soon joined by every single guest on the dance floor.
The newlyweds’ first dance was followed by spirited dancing from all of the guests that continued throughout the entire reception. This included exchanging of costumes, hula hoops and even a skipping rope; all elements of a traditional Jewish wedding. To continue the fun, the bridal party had put together a surprise performance for the couple, in which they re-enacted Irina and Jacob’s love story.