The event begins with cocktails overlooking a small pond on the site. KBY used a brown and yellow color scheme to melt into the surroundings.
A view across the pond at the site--Neot Kedumim
, a nature reserve located between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv that reflects the Biblical landscape of fields of barley and olive trees.
A closer view of the cheerful sunflowers at the cocktail reception.
The wedding team was asked the leave the field of barley intact; to do so, they brought in a truck to clear only the section needed to build the ceremony and reception platform.
The wedding's logo was the famous "LOVE" image by American artist Robert Indiana in Hebrew. The logo appeared in road signs, menus, etc.
Indiana's original "LOVE" motif, which was later used on a U.S. postage stamp.
The elegant "bedeken" tent.
The interior of the bedeken tent.
A long view of the event platform, Constructed in several levels, the structure moved guests in a path from the ceremony through to the dinner reception. Imagine Lighting Design
contributed stage design and lighting.
A view from the dining area back through the archway leading from the ceremony area.
The dramatic archway linking the ceremony and reception platforms. Installation of the structures took four days.
The archway was lined with white lattice and 300 pots of white roses.
A view of the archway. KBY chose a white palette with touches of green for the structure to create a dramatic scene amidst the natural setting.
Another view of the archway.
Night begins to fall.
A long view of the reception area.
Greenery climbs up lamps in the dining area.
A closer view of a dining table.
A longer view of the dining platform.
As night fell, lighting came up over the entire structure.
A view of the dinner area at night. Photo by Noa Tomarkin.
Another view of the dinner area. Photo by Noa Tomarkin.
Lighting on the archway. Photo by Noa Tomarkin.
A closer view of a chandelier, Photo by Noa Tomarkin.
The band takes the stage. Zilberboim
provided lighting, sound and LED screens. Photo by Noa Tomarkin.
Guests at the bar. For dinner, each area had its own open-air kitchen, where guests ordered as if at a restaurant. For the 520 guests, there was one kitchen for every 125. Besides the dining area, the structrure included a lounge with coffee and candy bars. Food Art
The wedding cake follows the white and green palette.
A final view of the wedding scene in the barley field.
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