Michael has written a guest blog post about our recent wedding in Florida! I couldn’t have said it better.
On Wednesday, December 28, 2011, Heather and I got married at Beth Torah Synagogue in North Miami Beach. It was a beautiful South Florida winter’s evening, whose warmth and sun made it seem even farther away from Moscow than the 5700 miles it actually was. The ceremony was small, with only immediate family in attendance, and Heather looked gorgeous (though she usually does, so that isn’t surprising). Although the direct onlookers were few in number, we keenly felt our connections to family members who could not be with us, friends scattered around the world, and thousands of years of history and tradition distilled into the few rituals of a Jewish wedding ceremony. Allowing myself to lapse into a cliche for just a moment, I can honestly say it was the happiest day of my life. And though our time in Florida passed quickly, the feelings we solemnized there are timeless. Below enjoy a few photographs from the actual ceremony.