It was billed as the biggest celebrity wedding of 2022 and the nuptials between Brooklyn Beckham and Nicol Peltz were certainly the most high profile Jewish occasion, despite neither the bride nor the groom being halachically Jewish.
Nicola, who grew up in a Jewish home, is the daughter of Billionaire businessman Nelson Peltz, who is rumoured to have spent as much as $2m on the bar mitzvahs of his twin sons in 2016. Brooklyn doesn't come from a Jewish background, but his dad David has spoken proudly of his Jewish grandfather and reportedly grew up eating Matzo ball soup.
In his autobiography, he wrote: “Every Saturday, when we’d turn up, my gran would have this most amazing chicken noodle soup with the matzah meal dumplings. That’s what I was brought up on.”
He was a patron of Delisserie, a now closed New York-style deli in Temple Fortune, whose matzah ball soup, he said, was second only to his grandmother’s.
The pair were wed in a glitzy three-day ceremony in Peltz's family estate in Palm Beach, Florida with over 500 guests including two Spice Girls, Mel B and Mel C.
According to British Vogue, which is featuring the couple on the cover of the June 2022 issue, the wedding was inspired by David Bowie's 1999 wedding to Somali supermodel Iman.
When asked what the highlight of the whole affair was, Brooklyn told Vogue it was“seeing her for the first time in that dress...It was the first time ever in my life when I felt like I couldn’t catch my breath.”
But just how Jewish was the glitzy ceremony? Pictures taken by Vogue show proud father David being raised on a chair in the traditional Jewish Hora dance, Brooklyn wearing a monogrammed kippah and the couple are said to have been wed underneath a chuppah.
British Vogue also detailed how one Jewish part of the ceremony didn't go quite to plan with the rabbi performing the ceremony repeatedly referring to Brooklyn as "David."