Many couples today want a truly personal wedding day experience. It can range from a custom wedding garter by  La Gartier or a custom vow book by Wedding Story Writer, to writing one’s own vows and every thing falling somewhere in between.

Brides and grooms are opting to do a first look before the wedding ceremony, and none we have spoken to have said they regretted doing it. I wanted to experience my groom’s surprise as I walked down the aisle, but sometimes it makes more sense to have a private moment for personal reasons, if not only for great photographs. Such was the option for newlyweds Kama and Jaimie Rosen.

“The happiest part of the day was our first look! It was definitely emotional but absolutely, without a doubt, the greatest emotions I’d ever felt. As soon as I first saw my husband-to-be, all of my bottled up nerves were instantly gone and I knew from that moment it was going to be the best day ever! It was at this point when I realized that all of my planning, down to every last detail, was finished and that I was finally going to see my visions and dreams become reality,” Kama told us.

Kama and Jaimie were married by a Rabbi under a breathtaking rose-covered chuppah. “Before our ceremony,” she said, “we had a special Ketubah (Jewish marriage license) signing where our union was made official by the Rabbi under Jewish law. Along with our immediate family, we gave the honor to two very special friends in our lives to sign our Ketubah and witness our Jewish marriage.” 

They incorporated the traditional seven blessings by calling up their cousins, having each of them read one of the seven blessings, (translated into English for everyone to understand). They read their own vows and broke the glass for good luck as friends and family yelled out, “Mazel Tov!”


The bride concludes, telling us, “I feel that I personalized our day in every way possible. I had a custom logo made for the photo booth and the lighting logo matched and was made by the same artist who did all the writing for our invitations, coasters, menus, and all the signs we had at our wedding! I even had her do the weekend schedules, bags, and water bottles for the out of state guests! 

“I had flip flops for all the ladies to change into with our hashtag, #kamjam2018 printed on them, the blue lighting was to kind of go with my husband’s company, I had a garter made also in blue, with a charm of his company logo on it! One of my bridesmaids made me an unbelievable 8-foot flower wall that our amazing florist set up at The Addison for us the day of the wedding!”

Photo Booth Equipment: Photog Booth //Ceremony Location:The Addison//Invitation Designer: Dan Mouradian //Hair Stylist: Hair by Kristi//Favors and Gifts: The Succulent Source//Officiant: Rabbi Jonathan Kaplan//Garters: La Gartier //Transportation: Molly’s Trolleys//Makeup Artist: Makeup Artistry by Nicole//Makeup Artist: Makeup by Tracy Raffelson//Lighting: Complete AV Solutions//Bakery:  Parlour Bakery//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Meryl Pataky //Equipment Rentals: The Addison//Shoes:Jimmy Choo //Dress Designer: Martina Liana//Musicians:Scott Marischen//Musicians:The Headliners Band//Etsy Designer: Ink Letter Love//Floral Designer: Dalsimer Atlas Floral & Event Decorators//Cinema and Video: Wild Bridge Films//Reception Venue:The Addison//Bakery: Two Fat Cookies//Photographer: Jonathan Connolly Photography//