Real Weddings: Toby & Glenn
It brings us pure joy to create a work of art that will play an integral role in a couple’s wedding and marriage, and every so often Team Ketubah comes across a couple that we truly bond with. We are beyond excited to share with you the fun details of their wedding and the story behind their happily-every-after — it touched our hearts deeply and we are positive it will do the same for you as well!
After hearing that Glenn proposed to Toby in Argentina, we connected with them RIGHT away! I mean -- what's more romantic than getting engaged in breathtaking Mendoza?
Glenn and Toby met as most couples do -- through a mutual friend. Getting together to watch the Notre Dame college football game, their bar was filled with "more than a thousand fans going crazy when Michigan beat its big rival at the last second of the game." Sounds exciting!
If you couldn't tell -- both Glenn and Toby are both BIG University of Michigan fans! Toby told us all about how her family has gone to the lake in Northern Michigan (where the Alumni Association owns a camp) for the last 25 years. For two of those summers Glenn has joined Toby and her parents -- "...When Glenn not only survived but loved the Camp experience, we knew he was a keeper!"
Knowing that they both were engaged in wine country Mendoza, Argentina, we had to ask -- what was the engagement like?
Glenn orchestrated a lovely day with a private driver touring wineries in Mendoza and popped the question at Cavas Wine Lodge. The vineyard and views of the Andes were spectacular... As they walked back toward the lodge, they were greeted with cheers from other onlookers, sparkling wine and an enormous bouquet of gorgeous flowers. They enjoyed a delicious multi course meal from a private table and relaxed by the pool in the sunshine for part of the afternoon...
As part of our TINAK Team is from Argentina (as well as having spent time in Buenos Aires), we loved being able to connect on that point! Toby continued to tell us all about their big day and the presentation of their Ketubah to their friends and family...
We do love our Ketubah and received many compliments on both its unique and beautiful artwork, and wording during the wedding. We had the Rabbi explain how we were engaged in Argentina and how this Ketubah connects us to our experiences there.
As most of Toby and Glenn's guests were also alumni of the University of Michigan, they decided to incorporate Michigan traditions into the event. From the wedding party wearing the school's colors, to a band playing the school fight song -- they went all out! As a cute surprise for Glenn, Toby told us about a song she wrote just for him, "it was a take-off of the old Cole Porter classic 'You're The Top' with new lyrics..."
All we can say is: Amazing!
From Team Ketubah to Toby and Glenn -- we were so honored that you chose us to create something that would play such an integral role in your wedding and life. You were a complete pleasure to work with and we couldn't have been more overjoyed to see that you loved your Ketubah and it was everything you dreamed of. We wish you both a lifetime of excitement, happiness, and love!