Four Little Words

On March 31, Opening Day for the 2014 Major League Baseball season, a website called swimmingly.com provided lovers who might be considering proposing to their significant others with some news they could use. Swimmingly.com published the rates for scoreboard marriage proposals for all 30 major league teams. Sadly, the Orioles don’t offer the service. But… Read More

Go with the Flow

A few days before their wedding in January, Lila Miller and Jonathan Toub went to Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., and, in separate ceremonies, immersed themselves in the synagogue’s mikvah, or ritual bath. “It was a nice pause before the wedding, says Miller, 27, a program associate for the Schusterman Foundation. Immersion in the… Read More

Kinderkool: Good looks for the little ones

Created with flickr slideshow. Kids — they look great no matter what they put on! Even so, parents and grandparents can’t help but kvell when they see their little ones dressed to the nines. Spring weddings, graduations and b’nai mitzvah parties mean the younger set will be needing some fashionable new duds. No worries! Finding… Read More

How Jewish Geography Can Lead to a Great Jewish Wedding

One of my favorite Jewish geography stories involves my wedding. At the time of my engagement about 20 years ago, my then fiance and I were living in Brooklyn Heights. Growing up in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., I had always imagined my wedding at a historic mansion in one of the Hudson River towns about 10 minutes… Read More

Marriages Made in the Mountains

First kisses, midnight swims at the lake, meaningful looks across the dining hall, tears at the end of the summer. Camp romances can be intense. For some couples, campfire sparks fly long after the season ends. The bonds between summer campers are so strong, in fact, that it isn’t unusual to find couples whose camp… Read More

Hope Blumenthal

Pikesville High alumni Hope Blumenthal (nee Gumnitzky) met her husband, Toby, through mutual friends the summer before her junior year of college at the University of Maryland. A Northern Virginia native, he was a student at Towson University. After dating for four years, Toby and Hope were married at Temple Oheb Shalom in May 2004…. Read More

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaid dresses. For generations those two words have caused cringing from any woman familiar with the over-the-top — and far too often taffeta — tradition. What seems, by most accounts, to have begun as a superstitious way for medieval brides to confuse bad spirits with a gaggle of women dressed in matching dresses, has transformed… Read More

Someone’s Old, Someone’s New …

Every bride imagines herself picture-perfect on her wedding day, but the perfect gown isn’t necessarily new By Lauren Robinson It’s a dream shared by mothers and daughters alike — passing a beloved wedding gown from one generation to the next. Alas, that dream doesn’t always come true. A wedding dress needs lots of TLC if… Read More