Married at Avdat, July 10th, 2003
It was not a surprise that Moran and Mikhal chose Avdat with its Nabatean ruins, in the Negev Desert, as their wedding location. They met at the Sde Boker campus of Ben Gurion University while studying desert ecology, and are both studying adaptations of desert creatures. It's no exaggeration to say that they themselves are desert creatures.
Despite our misgivings (conditions in the open in the desert, distance, vegetarian menu) the wedding was a wonderful success. Guests came from all over Israel and we were honored by our overseas guests: Fern; Vered, Aviv, Danielle and Lior; Viv and Frankie; Rachel and Rebecca.
The setting was not only unusual it was absolutely delightful and
The wedding ceremony took place among the ruins with a magnificent view
of the surrounding desert. The couple looked completely at home as the
guests mingled and enjoyed some pre-dinner snacks.
And of course, the various nephews and nieces had a ball!
The ceremony took place at the edge of a cliff, with a magnificent view. It was an informal, fun ceremony. The fathers and mothers presented the bride and groom -
The guest lists had been edited and revised umpteen times, table numbers changed and moved even more times, but evidently the organisation was good for all found their seats and settled down to enjoy the company, the food and the dancing.
The atmosphere was celebratory, spearheaded by Moran's group of
from school days at the High School in Sde Boker ("just down the
These youngsters are amazing. Most of them are married now, but they
maintain constant contact and help and support each other - they truly
love each other. Everyone joined in the spirit, and a good time was had
Let's not forget the photographer, who probably had no time to eat or drink as he rushed around taking pictures:
HEY! NOT YET! WAIT FOR
OK. TAKE THE PICTURE. SHE'S HERE.
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