Beautiful Shaked and Elad met working at a bar, dated and then parted ways, knowing that if it was meant to be, they would find their way back to one another. And of course, they did. When they rekindled, they knew it was meant to be and on an important trip to New York, considering to relocate from Israel, Elad proposed to Shaked, completely surprising her.
What they didn’t know was shortly after the proposal corona would break its way into the world, but that didn’t stop them. They decided they would get married in 2021 to avoid any disappointment. Then Elad had an idea, as Israel decided events were allowed again, he thought, why not get married where we worked, at the bar of the hotel. Shaked loved the idea, and within a month they planned their dream wedding.
Having their special day in a sentimental location, with both staff and guests being their closest, the bride and groom were truly surrounded by everyone that loves and cares about them. Not only that, but their wedding, without trying, ended up being unconventional and exactly what represents the two as a couple. The style was elegant and natural, with cotton and warm pastel flora decorating the tables and room.
Shaked spent a long time searching the internet for her dream dress feeling uninspired, until she came across a photographer who happened to photograph her dream dress. She immediately searched for the designer, and booked an appointment at Liz Martinez. The dress was Bulent, from the Istanbul 2019 collection. With a plunging neckline, thin straps, and gorgeous 3D floral appliques adorning the bodice, the skirt is a simple sheer tulle with polka dot detailing. Simple and elegant, Shaked looked absolutely stunning, and said she felt like the dress was made for her.
The stunning couple want to let anyone due to get married to know that it’s definitely a difficult time, but whether it be 250 or 10 people attending, your day will be special no matter what, as long as you are surrounded by love and focus on what’s important, you and your partner. And mostly important, to smile and enjoy yourself!
Photographer: Shay Ashkenazi