Laid Back Israeli Bar Wedding: Maayan & Maxim

Liron Erel

August 30, 2013

Bar Wedding by Liron Erel

With names like Maayan & Maxim, their wedding was never going to be boring. This Israeli couple were married at Hamirpese, a bar in Ramat Ishay, North Israel. Their wedding was laid back, fun and quirky as you like.

“One of our guidelines for our wedding was to find vendors who we could connect with and who understood our vibe and the feeling we wanted to create”, Maayan explained. “Good chemistry and communication were really important to us. We got all our vendors through friend recommendations.”

Bar Wedding by Liron Erel

“In terms of budget we didn’t go overboard. We waned to maximise our money and get the best of it. For example my wedding dress only cost $230 but still I was overrun with compliments about it on the day! It seemed excessive to spend so much money on a custom made dress just for a single day. I didn’t buy any special jewellery. I used earrings that I already had. The most important things to us were good food, lots of alcohol and a great venue.”

Bar Wedding by Liron Erel


  • Photography: Liron Erel
  • Venue: Hamirpese
  • Bride's Dress: April fashion, Israel
  • Bride's Shoes: ASOS
  • Groom's Attire: Zara
  • Stationery: DIY
  • Catering: Nili Cohen Mintz
  • DJ: Noa Brodezky & Chen Yanovitz