Following our decision to get married in Israel, Gabby and I began the difficult task of choosing a wedding planner. It was important to us to find an individual who we could trust implicitly to make reliable recommendations and suggestions based on their experience with vendors they had previously worked with in Israel. Planning a wedding is a challenging task, but doing it from 7,563 miles away is almost impossible. Unless of course you have the good fortune to find professionals like Joan and Onnie. More
With “destination” weddings and functions a growing trend, there are a huge number of advantages to holding a wedding — or a barmitzvah or batmitzvah, for that matter — in Israel rather than, say, the South of France.
The first is that the entire simchah industry is geared up for kosher events, so there are myriad supervised, licensed caterers to choose from. Before thoughts of a multi-coloured smorgasbord of felafel, hummus and gefilte fish float into your mind, let me assure you that the new generation of Israeli caterers represent foodie heaven. More
Where do I begin? How can I possibly face the challenge of putting into words the enormitiy of my gratitude to you for making my daughter’s wedding into the night of our dreams? More
We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Joan.
We married on 2nd November at The Dan Eilat. The reception and chupah were held outside on the terrace and then we had a 3 course dinner dance for our 80 guests. It is a second marriage for both of us and we wanted something very simple and elegant that involved all our five children. We only decided to get married in June so had 5 months to organise everything. From the first email I sent Joan to the night of the wedding she was beyond compare. More
We have had the most wonderful feedback about the wedding from friends and family. Some have even said it is the best wedding they have ever been to! It did surpass our expectations and was truly beautiful and emotional. We have such wonderful memories and can’t wait to see the DVD. More
“Thank you with all my heart – you were great, the day was wonderful and my whole family have memories of a special and unique occasion that I know none of us will ever forget. Nothing was too much trouble for you and you stayed as calming, helpful and sweet from the very beginning to the absolute end!”
“It was a pleasure to work with you and we feel that we would not have been able to achieve our goals without you”
“Our grateful thanks to Joan Summerfield without whose help our event would not have been possible”
“We are grateful for your calming patience and hard work both before and during the Simcha. Thank you for everything – especially for putting up with a “neurotic” first time BatMitzvah mother!”
“We want to thank you again for all your excellent assistance with planning and executing our daughter’s BarMitzvah. We appreciate your attention to detail, which made a big difference in how smoothly everything came off.”