When we got engaged we were on a side trip from Amsterdam in Antwerp, Belgium. Happy to be engaged and happy to be alone, we took a break from the madness of touring and had our own little bed-in.
It didn't quite last a week (more like a very long morning) and the newspaper was not there to ask about our political message.
|Jenée and Ari's Bed-In 2011. Not at the Amsterdam Hilton, but at the Antwerp Matelote|
|John and Yoko's Bed-In at the Amsterdam Hilton in 1969. Pictured in Town&Country Jan '12 for a pajama story|
|Me kissing Ari on another day in New Orleans. Peace.|
Hippies at heart (and at our parents' hearts), we knew it would be a party that would last for a weekend just like any good music festival, and it be on grounds where many of our friends and family could stay (like a little commune).
CHUPPAH is the canopy under which the marrying couple stands during the wedding ceremony. It is a Jewish wedding tradition which was first used in the marriage of Adam & Eve. Since we are 1/2 Jewish and Ari chose to pop the question on the corners of Jerusalem and Oude Wagg Streets, no doubt there would be many Jewish customs as part our multi-cultural event.
|Just engaged: on corner of Jerusalem Street|
Now for your Viewing Pleasure:
John and Yoko make history on their honeymoon
(we have a lot to live up to)