Tucked away in the Israeli countryside is a wedding where the beauty of nature takes center stage. Yael and Uri focused on crafting a day of inspired simplicity and Liron Erel made sure no moment went uncaptured. Ready for more? Watch the story unfold in the full gallery right here.
From The Bride… When Uri, my husband, planned our first date, he planned a tour based on Tel Aviv’s most beautiful and unique trees. His personal favorite was the Indian Banyan Tree, as there are only nine of them in the whole of Israel. When we started planning for our wedding it felt natural to search for a venue that reflects our love for each other, nature and, of course, the Indian Banyan Tree. We found all these in HaAchuza, a greenhouse based in the middle of wheat fields, which also serves as a home to an Indian Banyan Tree. The moment we stepped through the gates, HaAchuza immediately felt like home, and the nature there, echoed a spiritual quality of simplicity.
In turn, we kept the details as natural and homey as possible. We spent the day together walking around the trees and fields, then proceeded to invite our guests for a delicious dinner with Irish music softly playing, the smell of freshly made pasta and grand plates of Paella and only at nightfall, under the grape vines, surrounded by family and friends and beneath my late grandfather’s “Tallit”, a traditional Jewish garment, we got married, and it was truly breathtaking.
For our invitations, Uri hand drew 300 of our guests so that each one could recognize themselves and their families on the invitation itself!. It made our guests feel truly welcomed and that much more involved in our wedding, which was important to us, because we really felt as though it wasn’t just our day, it was a day to remember for all the people in our lives as well.
Photography: Liron Erel | Event Planning: Alon Hasson | Floral Design: Alon Hasson | Wedding Dress: Rosa Clará | Reception Venue: HaAchuza, Beit Hanan | Shoes: Roni Kantor | Bridesmaids Dresses: Naama Kamelo | Catering: Ran Shmueli | Makeup: Liat Maman | Hair: Ohad Zini @ Eric Mayost | Band: Magical Mystery Tour | Grooms Attire: Hugo Boss | Planner, Design, Florist: Alon Hasson