Wedding of actress Inbar Lavi and Dan Bar Shira in Israel
Inbar Lavi, singer, entrepreneur and actress of the TV show “Lucifer”, first met Dan Bar Shira, who works in green energy, in the Nevada sand desert at the Burning Man festival in August 2019 A little over two years later. On September 13, 2021, the couple reunited on the sandy beaches of their native Israel to exchange vows and celebrate their wedding with 400 family and friends. “We are both Israelis and very connected to our roots,” Inbar explains of why they chose their location from Al Hayam to Sdot Yam. “Our family lives here and we were raised by the Mediterranean, which made us who we are today.”
While it might be a grand wedding, the bohemian beachside ceremony and party that followed, with light shows and three different DJs, brought together a mix of intimacy and fun. pleasure. “We met at Burning Man, so we wanted our wedding to emulate a free-flowing festival feeling,” Inbar shares. “We both love the beach too, so we knew we would need waves nearby.”
“The theme was Tulum meets Burning Man meets great cocktail,” Inbar says with a laugh. “The color scheme was white. The goal was to have everyone together, so they could all float with us on the same cloud that we were.
The bride and groom have hired an excellent team to bring their dream festival-inspired wedding to life. “We called on producers Steve Bar Productions and Vanessa Events to help us plan everything from A to Z,” says Inbar. “We had a very clear vision, and Steve and Vanessa got it right away. They made everything fast and smooth and always with a smile and a good mood. We would be lost without them! Bless them!
Onward, explore Inbar and Dan’s gorgeous white wedding full of fun, fire and plenty of surprises, planned by Steve Bar Productions and Vanessa Events and photographed by People Photography.
While the dress code for all guests was to wear white, Inbar wanted to create custom looks to help her shine and feel comfortable all night long. “To be honest, my stylist Shany Lasry really really helped with the dress, ”says Inbar. “I am so lucky to have had his advice throughout this trip. She introduced me to our wedding designer Daniella Hajaj.
“Together we tried on a bunch of dresses in her studio and nothing went well. Then we just shrunk the fabric. Daniella said ‘Close your eyes, touch it, smell it. Is that what you wanna hold on? ‘ And I knew the chiffon was the fabric I wanted to be wrapped in that day, ”shares the bride.“ Daniella went to the back and pulled out a huge roll of this fabric and started to me wrap in it. We literally made it on my body from scratch. It was unbelievable. We started pulling strings and tying ribbons until we found the design we all liked. It was so creative and free, which just happens to be the spirit of marriage.
For the first dress, the designers chose a clean chiffon fabric with an Italian crepe corset. She paired the looks of the day with jewelry from Efrat Cassuto. “For the first dress, we stayed on the clean line and opted for classy little pearl earrings that suit the look and environment of the wedding,” says Inbar.
Dan also had three looks of the day, styled by Shany Lasry and Ali Mohana. “They decided to go for neutral fabrics that complement the bright and festive colors of the landscape,” shares Inbar. The first look was a natural linen suit paired with beige Doc Martins and a YSL suede belt.
Before the start of the festivities, the couple decided to take a first look in front of close friends and family.
Studio Galita, who did the floral design of the day, created a stunning neutral bridal bouquet filled with white roses and dried flowers.
We love the beach, so it was natural to want to spend the day there.
Before going to say “yes”, the couple went to the seaside to take some photos with the beautiful natural backdrop. “We love the beach, so it was natural to want to spend the day there,” says Inbar.
We wanted a little traditional and a little non-traditional chuppah.
“We chose to have the chuppah on the sand rather than in the place itself,” explains the bride from the setting for the ceremony. “We wanted a chuppah that was a bit traditional and a bit non-traditional. We wanted it to be inclusive and respectful of everyone, of our roots, of ourselves and of the Holy Land.”
Before the bride and groom walked down the aisle, they put their younger parents first. “We have a HUGE family,” notes Inbar. “The boys and girls team looked like a football team. We wouldn’t have done it any other way!
“We walked down the aisle to the sound of Israeli music, some of our favorite classics,” said the bride, who performed “Kol Hadvarim” by Daniella Spector. “The Hebrew language is my favorite language and it was important for me to walk down the aisle to the sound of the natives of the homeland.
She combined heart, soul and humor in the most elegant way I could hope for.
“My best friend Tuna – Ofri Danon – married us and she designed everything around us for the ceremony,” shares Inbar. “The tuna was the perfect combination of the traditional and the alternative, and she knows me better than anyone. She combined heart, soul and humor in the most elegant way I could hope for.”
One of Inbar’s favorite times of the day? “Finally, seeing everything come to life and breaking the glass in front of our family and friends with the sunset and the waves by our side,” she says.
In a festival spirit, the reception tables and the decor took place around the dance floor with comfortable seats and beautiful flowered tables. The woven material and warm tones were a highlight of the design.
As for dinner? “The menu was prepared by top Israeli chefs Erez Komorovsky and Hanan Azran,” shares the bride. “[It] was built to be freestyle, light buffet style, stations spread out for anyone to enjoy anytime. We didn’t want it to look like a sit-down meal. It was a constant stream of endless light dishes floating in harmony with the event and the dance floor. “
“We merged our first dance with our parents and did a mash up,” says Inbar. The Presley version dances with the parents.
As the party was in full swing, Inbar morphed into her second look for the night. “When we arrived at Daniella Hagag, it was very important for us to create dresses that will adapt to the environment, to the beach, with clean, classy and sexy looks,” notes the brides. “The second dress is a tulle dress constructed on a fabric made from lace and layers of contracted tulle.”
“We love music, so we asked a few of our DJ friends to come and play for us, which made the night even more special,” shares Inbar. “ALPHA Music, Omer Erlichman, _mishell_music and Genish are all amazing DJs who came to bring the night to life.
“We had an amazing photo booth called The Photo Set that came over and took the most amazing black and white photos for all of our guests to take home as keepsakes,” adds the bride.
As a nod to Inbar’s Moroccan heritage, the couple also hosted a henna ceremony later that night, performed by Meital Benda. “We were transported by our family and friends to perform the traditional henna ceremony with a circle of drummers and Moroccan costumes,” says Inbar.
For her third custom look, Inbar donned a dress with a long slit made of a mesh fabric interwoven with Swarovski stones.
Her advice for future brides? Get a planner. “There are so many details that go into planning, things you never would have thought of! The experience of a planner is invaluable, ”she says. “They know where to spend to have the greatest impact and how to avoid waste. Steve and Vanessa are always ahead of the game, with various solutions to whatever comes up. The best part is that they always come up. fun ideas to make the experience unique and magical!
Of course, the party didn’t end there! Inbar and Dan put on the latest looks to dance the night away at an after party full of electronic music and even a fire show. Inbar described it all in one word: “Epic”.