This weekend’s wedding took place at the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne, Sussex. Sarah-Jane & Ben were the bride and groom and they had a beautiful Jewish wedding ceremony under the Chuppah. Celebrating with over two hundred guests, they followed all the wonderful traditions of a true Jewish wedding. Starting with the Bedeken ( veiling of the bride) then the ceremony under the Chuppah during which they observed the Bridal circuits ( where the bride walks around the groom seven times representing the seven revolutions that the earth made during the seven days of creation). Then the Erusin ( the betrothal) which included blessings, readings and drinking from the cup of wine. After which followed the placing of the ring, more blessings and the breaking of the glass and Mazel Tov. After a Kosher wine toast came music and celebrating in the warm Sussex sunshine in the hotel grounds. Later before the meal, the traditional Jewish dancing began. Clive, an uncle that guided us all so very well throughout the day, suggested that everyone dance and to dance in a way that you feel no one is watching, thus having the greatest of times without inhibitions. This was a great experience to be apart of. During the dancing, both the bride and groom were held up high whilst on chairs. It was a really remarkable day and the bride commented on just how magical it felt. I wish them all the best for their future, and thank-you Sarah-Jane and Ben for letting me experience this amazing Jewish wedding day. Mazel Tov!