Bridal Salon: by Tiina Karkkainen

With Love from the Nations providing beautiful wedding dresses, evening gowns, suits, tuxedos, children’s gowns and accessories gifted by believers to bless people in Israel. When entering the CFI Bridal Salon in the heart of Jerusalem, one is delighted to see beautiful wedding gowns generously gifted to the Salon by both Jews and Christians from around the world.  There are over 300 wedding gowns to choose from varying in size, colour and style, including many designer gowns.
“My Beloved is mine and I am his...” 
(Songs of Songs 2:16)

The Bridal Salon has been expanding and serving Israelis since 1990. The heart of the Bridal Salon is to provide Brides, Grooms, their families and friends from all over Israel, meeting the unique requirements for each special and celebrated occasion. Due to family or religious situations, some Israeli brides have two weddings - one overseas and one in Israel! Even one celebration is very costly. So the Bridal Salon is a real blessing for which our clients are truly grateful. When the clothing has been cleaned and returned, the deposit is refunded. This project serves to express the love of believers to people in Israel by blessing them on their special day.
Reflections On My Wedding Day
A wedding is first and foremost a ceremony that celebrates the connection between two loving people, two souls who have found a home. But not just. It is also an opportunity to be grateful not only for the wonderful love we share with each other, but also for all the precious people in our lives.  Our wedding was a celebration of love: a romantic love of two individuals and the love of our family and friends…  
…In our Hupa, after the ceremony of the ‘Kidushin’, when we were officially husband and wife, I told Dima that he is my puzzle. We complete each other. Just as we complete each other, our wedding completes our relationship: we celebrate our love and the love of our family and friends. However, our wedding wouldn’t be complete without your wonderful bridal salon… ”I am for my beloved and my beloved is for me.”This beautiful verse is written in golden Hebrew characters above the mirror in CFI Bridal Salon, where I found my perfect match: the perfect wedding gown, accompanied with compelling veil and jewelry. It was love at first sight: this beautiful white classy gown was the first dress I have tried on. For a moment I felt like a movie star in Hollywood’s golden era.    It is very rare that everything just falls into place, like a harmonious melody. I cannot thank you enough, all the wonderful people who contribute to the beautiful Bridal Salon. I had the wedding of my dream wearing the gown of my dreams.    All the best, Talya
Bridal Salon Garment Donations Criteria
We request that garments intended to be donated fit within some necessary requirements. All garments, without exception, must be Modern - Professionally Cleaned - In Extremely Good Condition. The CFI Bridal Salon has a professional presentation. Therefore, for the garments to be an immediate and ongoing blessing here, they must be of good quality, without stains, tears, pulls and all the closures (zips, buttons etc.) in good working order.

For a more detailed list of current needs at the Bridal Salon, donation criteria or if you have any questions regarding the garments you wish to donate, please contact us to our bridal email address provided below. All financial contributions are also welcome to help us offset our salon expenses. We truly appreciate your desire to partner with us and to extend your love to the brides, grooms and families in Israel.

Thank you for your support of our Bridal Salon.
Contact Bridal Salon at bridal@cfijerusalem.org

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