Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Amazing Entrance of Bride to Chuppah Lights Up Israeli Wedding


Whenever we find an unusual clip of a Jewish wedding anywhere in the world, we like to share it with you so we can all join in the simcha. 

We've posted videos of weddings in unusual and exotic locations, and weddings where something funny or unexpected happened. 

We've posted clips of Hasidic and secular weddings, but somehow we missed this one. About four years ago, there was a very popular song in Israel called Lehishtatot Lif'amim (To Play the Fool Sometimes.) It was used as the basis for a well-choreographed flash mob in a Haifa shopping mall that we posted in 2010.

That same year it was used for a very unusual entry of an Israeli bride to her chuppah

Usually the groom is led by a group of singing and dancing friends to a reception room where the bride sits like a queen on her throne, waiting for the groom to cover her face with a veil (badeken). The bride and groom are then escorted separately by their parents to the chuppah in a slow procession.

In this Israeli wedding, the bride wanted to have something different. So she appeared on a balcony, danced down the stairs, and launched into a wild dance to the popular song. Only after being carried down the aisle by the groomsmen did the groom come forward to meet her and perform the badeken before walking hand in hand to the wedding ceremony.

Here's the refrain of the song translated into English:

It's not important where we go or what we do
The important thing is that we'll do it together.

I simply love you, love you very much
I think of you during the nights and during the days.
I simply love you, love you very much
And I don't mind playing the fool sometimes.

Enjoy!

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