This is the wedding ring which is currently being made for me, only in yellow gold. At first I said I want a very plain and simple wedding band, but this one looked so pretty and special that we decided to go for it. An additional bonus is that it is handmade by someone observant, so we can be certain it won't be made during Shabbat.
For those of you who asked, the wedding I attended on Thursday was absolutely stunning. I was so excited for the young couple, an excitement that was strengthened by the thought that soon it will be our turn to stand under the chupppah and be united in marriage. Our wedding will probably be more modest, with less guests and less fancy food and drinks, and no fireworks, etc... but I don't mind at all. I know it will be a very dear and special day no matter what the outward details look like.
Actually for someone shy like me, it could have been very comfortable to have a super simple wedding ceremony, with only family and closest friends invited, but that's rarely an option with Israeli Jewish weddings. Extended families tend to be big, and our number of approximately 150 guests is considered a small and intimate circle.
I hope everyone had/are having a lovely weekend. Shabbat was beautiful and relaxing, especially in contrast with the mad rush of every week that passes by. Around here, you can already feel that spring is in the air. The air is warmer and sweeter with every day, and it feels like it's hardly going to rain until next winter.
Dear ones, there is so much I would love to talk about; so many interesting articles to review; so many questions to answer. However, at this moment I have only wedding plans on my mind - as I'm sure you understand, with the Big Day looming closer and closer (I do hope I can reveal the date soon enough... ;)). It was lovely to pop in for a little hello. A wonderful day to all of you!