The tradition Jewish Ceremony took place on the Grand Patio at Bellagio Las Vegas, and included both a Ketubah and a Chuppah.

The tradition Jewish Ceremony took place on the Grand Patio at Bellagio Las Vegas, and included both a Ketubah and a Chuppah.

Welcome to Part II of Kaitrin and Jason's Bellagio Wedding!

Kaitrin and Jason's marriage was made official during the signing of the ketubah.  The ketubah,which was custom designed, hand painted and shipped into Las Vegas from their hometown of Chicago, is the traditional Jewish wedding contract, outlining the responsibilities of the bride and groom.  Jason's family rabbi traveled to Las Vegas to preside over the ceremony.  In addition to the signing, Kaitrin and Jason also participated in a Bedeken Ceremony, during which the veil is placed over the bride's face.  Watching these ancient rituals was both moving and celebratory, as they truly signal the beginning of the celebration and marriage!

The hand painted, custom purple ketubah was signed as a part of the ceremony.

The hand painted, custom purple ketubah was signed as a part of the ceremony.

The bride and groom brought their own rabbi into Las Vegas for their destination wedding.

The bride and groom brought their own rabbi into Las Vegas for their destination wedding.

The Veiling Ceremony, otherwise known as the Bedekkon Ceremony, involved the groom placing the veil over the bride's face. 

The Veiling Ceremony, otherwise known as the Bedekkon Ceremony, involved the groom placing the veil over the bride's face. 

While these rituals were taking place in a private ballroom, guests arrived at the Grand Patio where they were met flat and sparkling water.  Purple satin yarmulkes were set out for the gentleman, and everyone picked up a program to familiarize themselves with the bridal party and what was the come.

Wedding Programs.

Wedding Programs.

The deep purple yarmulkes were stitched with the couples names and the date of the wedding.

The deep purple yarmulkes were stitched with the couples names and the date of the wedding.

The stage was set by Naakiti Floral with candlelight, purple petals and an ethereal white draped chuppah that glowed against the backdrop of the Bellagio.  The ketubah was placed under the chuppah, just off to the side of the kiddush cups.  Honored family members and the bridal party took their places as the classical music played. Finally, Kaitrin was escorted down the aisle by her mother.  The guests sat in silence as Kaitrin and Jason exchanged rings and vows.  They sealed their vows with a kiss and are now Dr. and Mrs. (soon to be Dr.) Jason Kramer!

The previously signed ketubah was on display during the wedding ceremony on the Grand Patio at Bellagio Las Vegas.

The previously signed ketubah was on display during the wedding ceremony on the Grand Patio at Bellagio Las Vegas.

Kiddush Cups for the blessing of the wine.

Kiddush Cups for the blessing of the wine.

Kaitring, the bride, was escorted down the aisle by her mom.  Wedding at Bellagio Las Vegas.

Kaitring, the bride, was escorted down the aisle by her mom.  Wedding at Bellagio Las Vegas.

Jewish tradition calls for a plain, unadorned band to be placed on the pointer finger.

Jewish tradition calls for a plain, unadorned band to be placed on the pointer finger.

The Wedding Ceremony on the Grand Patio at Bellagio Las Vegass.  The white lights made the chuppah glow against the building.

The Wedding Ceremony on the Grand Patio at Bellagio Las Vegass.  The white lights made the chuppah glow against the building.

Our adorable bride and the first kiss.  Weddings at Bellagio Las Vegas.

Our adorable bride and the first kiss.  Weddings at Bellagio Las Vegas.

Introducing Dr & Dr. Jason Kramer!  Bellagio Las Vegas.

Introducing Dr & Dr. Jason Kramer!  Bellagio Las Vegas.

Immediately after being pronounced husband and wife the new Dr and "soon to be Dr." Kramer took a few moments alone to simply savor the moment!  Then they set off to take full advantage of the Vegas lights and get some amazing photos taken in front of the Bellagio fountains!

Taking a wedding photo at the Bellagio Fountains was a must for the newly married couple.

Taking a wedding photo at the Bellagio Fountains was a must for the newly married couple.

Across the street, the Eiffle Tower at Paris Las Vegas provided a gorgeouss background for photos.

Across the street, the Eiffle Tower at Paris Las Vegas provided a gorgeouss background for photos.

Wedding Photos on the Las Vegas Strip - Always dramatic.  

Wedding Photos on the Las Vegas Strip - Always dramatic.  

We have one more post coming featuring the gorgeous wedding reception of Kaitrin & Jason Kramer!  Stay tuned!

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