New Rosh Hashanah Traditions

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Rosh Hashanah is a wonderful time to get together with family and friends to celebrate old traditions, but if you’re looking to offer the holiday a fresh twist, check out some of the ideas below to help make your celebration just as sweet as the new year to come:

Throw a Symbolic Potluck

Invite your friends over and ask everyone to bring a dish that symbolizes something they hope for this year. For example, someone might cook entirely from local organic food, with intentions to pay greater attention to their relationships with the people and things closest to them.

Savor the Sweetness

Gather some family or friends and bake the traditional Challah bread. The way challah is braided and shaped has different symbolic meanings, so  each person could try their hand at a different shape. While the challah is baking, you can prepare an impressive display of apples and honey using carved out apples as individual honey pots.

Letters to Ourselves

Prior to your gathering, ask everyone to write a letter to their future selves. The letter should reflect on where they are now and where they want to be in half a year. Collect everyone’s letter as they arrive, and inform them that you will mail them their letters in six months. This is a wonderful way to get everyone to think about the year ahead and all they hope for themselves and others.

However you choose to celebrate, spending time with people you love is the most important part! Please be sure to send them our warmest wishes as you celebrate the High Holy Days.

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Fall Wedding Wishes

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The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are just starting to change, which means Fall is about to make her grand entrance. The first day of Fall came last weekend on Saturday, September 22, and if you happened to be out celebrating a wedding that day, chances are it’s probably not the last wedding weekend of the season. Fall is quickly becoming the favorite time of year to say ” I do,” and it’s easy to see why. From rich and vibrant colors, to comfortable weather, the Autumn season brings with it endless opportunities for brides and wedding planners. We thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite Fall wedding trends we’ve seen recently…

Fashion:

- Peach and Blush tone wedding dresses. According to wedding expert Colin Cowie, “From naughty nudes to a deep, ripe shade of peach these new hues will warm up any skin tone and transform you into the ultimate blushing bride.”

Flowers:

- Texture, Texture, Texture – According to The Knot, the hottest trend in fall wedding flowers is lush, richly hued arrangements with lots of interesting texture. Instead of using just two or three types of blooms in your centerpieces, try a wide mix of flowers coordinated with your color scheme. Think berries, pods, and ferns.

Themes:

Vintage and Rustic continue to take the cake! According to the fun wedding blog Delightfully Engaged, the eclectic style will be taken up a notch this Fall. DIY projects continue to be the perfect way to add  individualization and originality to any couple’s special day.

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