OK, OK – it’s me I admit it!

Typically during Jewish weddings as part of the Hora, the couple is lifted above the crowd on chairs connected by a white cloth….

This is rooted in an ancient custom of carrying the bride to the ceremony on a carriage lifted by poles – which is seldom done today…

Very typically, this is the only time at a clients wedding you’ll see me- a) with my jacket off, and b) interacting with guests on the dance floor…

Generally, we use chairs with arms on them ( not every venue has these- or chairs with arms that are¬†light enough to lift) – many times the guys don’t all participate in lifting the chairs…

You’ll often see a look of terror on a brides face at the possibility of being dropped – I have made it a policy to position myself directly in front of the bride- so I can keep the front of the chair level, and to help keep her calm…

The only time in 9 years a bride told me- “don’t worry about it there are PLEANTY of guys” – I watched her slide off the front of the chair onto the floor, from about six foot away…

Needless to say before her feet hit the floor I was there grabbing her….

Thanks to Cliff Mautner for sharing this image from Bethany and Garett’s wedding