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Real Weddings: April & Jake Nemer

A traditional Jewish wedding in Nashville with a reception at Sambuca.

Written By:  Nashville Lifestyles

Photographers:  Supplied

The Temple Ohabai Sholom; Sambuca
September 28, 2013


Love can be found in the most unlikely places, as evidenced by April and Jake, who met in the Davidson County Circuit Court. Jake asked April to marry him over brunch two years later, and the rest is history. As part of a traditional Jewish wedding, April and Jake were married under a chuppah alongside their parents, siblings, and a wedding party of 18.

Sambuca was adorned with white English roses and hydrangeas, five crystal chandeliers, mercury glass, and warm candlelight for the reception, giving the restaurant a soft and comforting glow. When it was time to say goodbye, musician Sam Levine and the City Lights Band escorted the newlyweds out of the restaurant with a New Orleans-style jazz number as onlookers sent them off with sparklers.

Hair and Makeup Alexis Schorner of Epoch Salon 
Gown Lazaro from Arzelle’s Bridal 
Bridesmaids Dresses Love Lane from Bella Bridesmaid 
Caterer Sambuca; Dessert Designs 
Entertainment/Music Nashville String Ensemble; Sam Levine and the City Lights Band 
Floral Designer Terry White of The English Garden 
Honeymoon location Playa Mujeres, Mexico 
Jewelry Akoya pearls 
Stationary/Invitations Val Cole Calligraphy; Joyner & Hogan Printing Co. 
Photographer Micael-Renee Lifestyle Portraiture 
Rehearsal Dinner Location Home of Howard and Leslie Kirshner, family friends

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