There is a quiet magical feeling about the ancient Roman port of Caesarea; waves crashing on the weathered stones. After getting ready at the not so distant Elma Arts Complex, it was there, on the remains of a Herodian street in Caesarea Cellars and surrounded by family and friends, that Kiley and Maayan stepped in to the next chapter of their lives together.
Kiley and Maayan met a little over four years ago when Kiley, who lived in Canada at the time, came for a family visit to Israel. They stayed in touch for nine long months until she decided to return for a visit, mainly to spend time with Maayan. From then on it was clear to both of them that the relationship was serious, and a short while later Kiley decided to relocate to Israel so that they could be together.
When it came time to propose, Maayan did so with not one, but two, rings. “That’s from me,” he said as he got down on one knee, “and that’s from him,” he added as he gave her a second ring. It was a ring familiar to Kiley, one that her father, a jewelry designer who passed away 14 years ago, had made himself for her mother. For Kiley, it was as if her father was right next to her at one of the most important days of her life. A feeling that continued with her through their wedding…
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