wedding should be as unique as the people in it.
Musicians and entertainers, carefully selected to best complement your
personal style, the tastes of your family and guests, and the theme
of your wedding will transform your special day into what you really
want and deserve – a glorious event!
A wedding should be as seamless as the perfect gown.
The Shalom Band:
Based in South Florida, playing world-wide, and in demand everywhere;
it doesn’t get any better than The Shalom Band.
We will provide you with the perfect music throughout your wedding and
we'll accommodate your needs with flair and professionalism. With a
basic lineup of drums, keyboard, percussion, guitarists, vocals premium
sound and lighting equipment and our own engineers.
The Shalom Band has the power, the technique, and the experience required
to deliver the show desired as soon as we’re hired. Our band includes
the best musicians with flexible band configurations. For a fuller sound,
and a bigger show, we can extend the lineup of musicians to include
a horn section: a lone saxophone or the big brass tones of trumpet and
trombones, or better yet, a clarinet!
Tal productions, featuring The Shalom Band offers you only the finest
of musicians, performing under the direction of an experienced bandleader.
Vocalists singing your favorite songs in their native language ensure
both the success of your party and a lifetime of memories for you and
The Mazinka, or Kranzel Tanz, danced
at the wedding of the youngest daughter, is a song about the joy of
a father, and his gratitude for seeing such a glorious day. This is
a circle dance with the Bride parents seated at center. The song, “Mazinka
ois g’geben”, is in Yiddish or sometimes its in English
sang happy birthday. When everybody is dancing around the parents celebrating
their joyous day with them.
Before going to the Chuppah, some grooms
will veil the bride. This is always an exciting part of the wedding
because it is traditional for the bride and groom not to have seen each
other for three days prior to the wedding. After the groom covers the
bride's face with the veil, she will continue to stay veiled until the
seven benedictions are read under the chuppah.The tradition of the groom
veiling the bride is called "badeken." Badeken is a Yiddish
word meaning "to cover over." Here the groom checks his bride
to make sure he will marry the right woman. This tradition is based
on the story of Yaacov, Rachel and Leah. Yaacov worked for Lavon for
seven years to earn the right to marry Lavon's daughter Rachel. When
it was time for the wedding, Lavon veiled his other daughter Leah and
tricked Yaacov into marrying the wrong daughter. Yaacov had to work
another seven years before Lavon would agree to give him his other daughter
Rachel. After the badeken ceremony is over our musicians (usually the
Trumpet and clarinet player) will Escort the groom and his mail friends
and family dancing and singing to see the bride and take her to the
The Chuppa is the marriage canopy that has been a part of Jewish weddings
since biblical times. The tradition is commonly explained as symbol
of the new home that the bride and groom are to establish.
The Ketubbah is a legal contract detailing the responsibilities
of the bride and the groom.
The text of the ketubbah dates back more than 2,000 years.
The whole document or parts of it are read as part of every wedding
The two cups of wine
At one time, there were two separate ceremonies involving the bride
and the groom: one at the tome of the engagement and the second at the
wedding ceremony itself. These two ceremonies have been combined for
many centuries, but the separate blessings over the wine have remained.
Sacred events in Jewish life are traditionally marked with a cup of
wine and an accompanying benediction.
Seven Wedding Blessings
The second part of the ceremony consists of the Sheva B’rachot,
“Seven Wedding Blessings.” These blessings celebrate the
theme of creation and conclude with the blessings of the bride and groom.
Together, they represent a prayer that the world should be as it was
in the Garden of Eden – unified and at peace.
The breaking of the glass
The wedding concludes with the groom breaking a glass beneth his foot.
This is a reminder, at the height of joy, of the destruction of the
Temple in Jerusalem and the subsequent suffering of the Jewish people.
It is also a reminder that human relationships are fragile and must
be treated with love and respect. Another interpretation is that like
the irrevocable smashing of the glass, the marriage, too, is forever.
As far back as the Middle Ages, mazal tov (good luck) was the congratulatory
expression shouted to the bride and groom.