In the cool of the summer shade, Dan and Jolie joined together as husband and wife at the Brookmeadow Country Club in Canton, Massachusetts. Like the couple, the wedding blended the Western, Chinese and Jewish with an eye for detail and a flair for color that was appreciated by the guests (as was the Chinese buffet).
Prior to the ceremony, Jolie prepared for the wedding with a series of traditional ceremonies. That morning rain and thunder loomed overhead, but the clouds parted in time for the ceremony.
Under a chuppah, bedecked with tulle and flowers, the couple shared their love with family and friends and sealed their union with a kiss. The brief ceremony (cut a little short to beat the heat) was followed by a reception at the club, where guests were welcomed by the capable waitstaff and the refreshing breeze coming from the air conditioning.
Many of the details were handcrafted by the bride and her mother, showing that do it yourself can look like it came out of a bridal magazine. That is just one little proof that qa wedding is more than the bits and pieces that you pull together to decorate a room, it's about the union of two people and two families and the celebration of that coming together.
Toward the end of the reception, the bride slipped from her white wedding dress into something inspired by her family's heritage and traditions.
Congratulations Dan and Jolie.