A Traditional Jewish Wedding at Greentree Country Club in New Rochelle, New York

For Emma Goldman (26 and a nonprofit human rights professional) and Michael Goldberg’s (28 and a lawyer) wedding, it was all about Jewish tradition an

For Emma Goldman (26 and a nonprofit human rights professional) and Michael Goldberg’s (28 and a lawyer) wedding, it was all about Jewish tradition and their guests—all 320 of them. "The whole night was about bringing all the people we love most together and getting to party,” Emma says. They went with the Greentree Country Club because it could accommodate their large guest list and used a pretty palette of purple, white and blue to tie together all the details. But as Emma puts it, the best part about Jewish weddings is the food, and theirs was no different. Guests had their pick of Mexican, Middle Eastern and American menu options (which also happened to include an amazing hot dog bar). Beyond all the great food, Emma and Michael’s favorite moment of the night was the shtick (a Jewish wedding tradition where guests entertain the newlyweds). “There was juggling, headstands and a magician who pulled money out of her mouth,” Emma says. See all the photos from the day, shot by Everly Studios, below.

Emma and Michael fit out their traditional wedding with stationery that was nothing short of classic. They chose black-and-white invitations with their Hebrew names in a pretty gold font and a simple rose accent. The single rose was also used as a motif in their ceremony programs.
“The most important thing we wanted in a venue was an outdoor ceremony area,” Emma says. “Greentree's beachy space overlooking the water was a no-brainer.” Rather than filling it with decor, they highlighted the venue with a natural chuppah and rows of white chairs.
Emma took to her research from Pinterest and designed an accent for the yarmulke display that was entirely vintage. She covered a large silver birdcage with vines, purple and white roses and white hydrangeas. For the black and blue yarmulkes themselves, she put them in matching woven baskets on both sides of the cage.
Blue Yarmulkes With White Stars
Emma’s bridesmaids wore these sweet, long dusty blue dresses from the Dessy Group and Here Comes the Bridesmaid. Each woman made the look her own with a different hairstyle and neckline.
Emma and Michael's chuppah took on an entirely different look from the rest of their decor. Natural vines covered every post with pops of white hydrangeas. Silver votives were even hung along the sides.
Emma and Michael planned the entire wedding themselves and even had time to DIY some of their decor. They made their entrance under an archway of daisies and ivy held by their guests as bubbles blew all over the place.
A glitzy dress can work with any wedding style. The flower girls wore blue-gray dresses with sequin or lace applique-covered tops and full tulle skirts. If that's not enough, they even wore sequin butterfly hair clips.
Their centerpieces had a more vintage vibe. Low arrangements of blue hydrangeas and purple and white roses filled darker gold vases on every table at the reception at Greentree Country Club in New Rochelle, New York.
Even the wedding cake had purple details. Purple rosettes circled every layer of the three-tier cake.