This listing is for a book of Jewish Weddings: A Beautiful Guide to Creating the Wedding of Your Dreams, Hardcover2003 edition Condition: In very good shape with minimum shelf ware. Please see pics for cosmetic condition. Details: Synopsis: "There is nothing more daunting to a newly engaged couple than planning their wedding. For Jewish couples, balancing religious and aesthetic needs can be especially tricky. Rita Milos Brownstein provides inspiration and practical advice inJewish Weddings,a lavishly illustrated guide to creating a wedding that both honors Jewish culture, ritual, and tradition and reflects the lives and personalities of the bride and groom.Beginning with a brief history of the Jewish wedding (including wonderful stories ofbarshert,couples whose love was clearly meant to be), Brownstein guides the bride and groom through the pleasures of the engagement party and Jewish bridal shower to choosing aketubah(marriage contract), wedding ring, and invitations. She describes traditional Jewish customs and rituals, then suggests ways to personalize thechuppah,or wedding canopy; music; wedding programs; and even the chairs. Brownstein includes the joyous times after the wedding and gives the new couple tips on how to create a Jewish home and original ideas for thank-you notes.Of course, Brownstein doesn't forget about food, with menu suggestions for an engagement party and a bridal shower tea party, as well as for the wedding reception andSheva Brachas,the traditional week of festive meals following the wedding. Delicious, mouth-watering recipes for Salmon Roll with Dill Sauce, Green Bean Bundles, Potato and Leek Soup, and Poached Pears will please even the most finicky couple. Brownstein supplies tips on how to keep a kosher kitchen as well.The book also offers glimpses of seven real-life Jewish weddings. From a jubilant outdoor celebration in San Diego, California; a dazzling New York City affair; a classic Hasidic wedding in Hartford, Connecticut; to an elegant affair in Palm Beach, Florida, these stories will inspire any bride and groom in planning their own wedding, no matter where they live. Illustrated with more than 200 gorgeous color and black-and-white photographs,Jewish Weddingsis an indispensable book for any Jewish couple." Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2003 ISBN10: 0743216075 ISBN13: 9780743216074 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My Policies: looking Agreement: By looking on this item, you have agreed to have read the full listing for this item in reference to payment, return, and shipping. Payment: I accept Paypal and payment on pickup. Items paid via Paypal will ship within one business day of payment unless otherwise detailed in the product or agreed upon differently prior to the payment being made If payment is not made within one week of end of product, a dispute will be made with eCRATER's Resolution Center and item will berelistedfor product. Shipping: I offer multiple options on shipping with every item including standard, expedited, and next day shipping. Items arequotedwith as accurate as possible shipping dimensions to reduce the cost for the buyer. I will only ship with methods that include tracking. All items over $250 (including shipping cost) will require signature confirmation per eCRATER and Paypal policies. Per PayPal policies, any transaction processed through Paypal will only be shipped to the address that is listed on the PayPal invoice. Please make sure your shipping address is correct before completion of checkout. If address is not confirmed with your PayPal account, I reserve the right to cancel the transaction at my discretion. The shipping carrier is subject to change at my discretion but isguaranteedto be shipped and delivered in range that is chosen by buyer. Return: Returns are handled on a case by case basis. Please contact me with your reason for wanting to return prior to return of item to insure return is handled properly. Returned shipping costs will be paid by the buyer. Refunds will only be issued after return and evaluation of item. Non-US customers: International customers are welcome but must be aware and responsible for any custom duties/taxes or import charges required for item upon invoice and pickup. By looking, you are agreeing that you are fully aware of what charges you may need to pay. All international shipments will only be made withguaranteedservices such as UPS, FedEx, USPS express, and USPS priority on select items due to eCRATER and Paypal policies. If you have any further questions please feel free email prior to looking on item. Thanks for viewing!