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A Wedding Story

Jennifer & Solomon Sorcher

Art of Living Retreat Center April 19, 2015

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ennifer Betesh and Solomon Sorcher left the bright lights and the big city for the serenity of the Blue Ridge and were married high in the hills on a misty mountain day. Sol proposed in early spring after this free-spirited couple traveled from Maine to Georgia along the Appalachian Trail. “In March, Sol proposed while we were visiting my parents in New Jersey,” Jennifer said. “We didn’t want to wait another day to get married, so we planned the whole wedding in two weeks!” Both coming from orthodox Jewish families, the bride and groom planned for a traditional Jewish ceremony in an intimate atmosphere. Still feeling inspired by their journey through Appalachia, they found the perfect venue at the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone. “I wanted our wedding to be very low-key and very natural, channeling the Garden of Eden,” Jennifer said. “Both Sol and I could not imagine getting married anywhere but in the Blue Ridge Mountains.” This go-with-the-flow bride found her ethereal gown in Manhattan just three days before they ventured south for the big day. “We gathered our closest friends and family, road-tripped 14 hours from

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