Shaina & Matthew

Oct. 17, 2010 at Tempe Center for the Arts

Taking cues from the Tempe Center for the Arts’ contemporary vibe, Shaina Solochek and Matthew Rozen filled their wedding with modern takes on old traditions. During a Jewish ceremony (officiated by a friend of Matthew’s), the couple switched up the custom of the bride circling the groom beneath the chuppah; instead, the couple circled each other to symbolize equality in their marriage. And rather than a sit-down meal, the couple created a cocktail-party feel with food stations serving gourmet pizzas, beef short ribs with Gruyère potatoes, and teriyaki chicken. A pair of dueling pianos kept the 90 guests on their feet, while an ice cream sundae bar in place of a cake made for a sweet send-off.

Gown: Brides by Demetrios | Bridesmaid gowns: Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique from Macy’s | Hair: Shelley Fearer from Indulgence Head 2 Toe | Makeup: Lindsey Marlais from Faces by Marlais | Tuxedos: Ralph Lauren from Mr. Formal | Flowers: Ever After Florals | Stationery Design: Taylor Shore of Taylored Paper Designs | Day-of Coordinator: Planned to Perfection

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