WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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and Benjamin Towbin, now Cambridge res- idents, showed that it's possible to take tra- ditional themes and spin them to speak to whom you are as a couple. This is precisely how they approached their garden party wedding at Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Gardens at Elm Bank in Wellesley. "We did things in a way that fit us, but also took serious the Jewish law," Zeidel says of the couple's egalitarian Jewish wedding. "It was very clear that the rituals were to - tally our call with our rabbi. It wasn't a source of conflict, and we were lucky in that regard. She helped us think through a lot of ways we could do things," Zeidel continues. The couple enlisted the advice of friends on how to put the pieces together. Then they found Rabbi Jane Kanarek, who was "on the 131 s u m m e r 2 0 1 6 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e facing page and above: Rebecca Zeidel and Benjamin Towbin's garden party wedding at Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Gardens at Elm Bank E R I C B A R R Y

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