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Ivanka Trump: First Wedding Pictures!

Ivanka Trump: First Wedding Pictures!

Check out the first official photo from Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner‘s wedding.

Five hundred guests attended the private Jewish ceremony at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey on Sunday (October 25). Here are some details from the wedding:

– Celebs in attendance: Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman, Barbara Walters, Regis Philbin former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the current New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

Ivanka wore a custom wedding dress by Vera Wang and $130,000 diamond drop earrings from her Ivanka Trump Collection.

Ivanka created custom “Ivanka and Jared” Havaianas sandals for all of her guests and Swarovski crystal “Ivanka and Jared” Havaianas for her bridesmaids and mom Ivana.

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Kata Libria @ 10/26/2009 at 12:36 pm

Congrats to the couple. Russell Crowe was a guest? Interesting…

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Regis himself announced this morning that he did NOT sing @ the wedding..

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beautiful woman.
Money always finds money.

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Jewish Ceremony? Did she convert? I don’t get why people convert to marry other people. Was he not going to marry her because she didn’t convert?

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Ah, money.

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I’m happy for them.

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Yes, she converted. I believe his mother didn’t approve of him marrying someone not Jewish. I wish them much happiness.

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ROCKY @ 10/26/2009 at 12:40 pm

I guess people convert to try and please other family members if it means that much to them. Also, it’s easier when raising children to have one religion to follow.

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Stunning, she looked beautiful. Love her dress-they look like a very lovely couple. Congrats!

She looks beautiful!

i cant believe she had to convert in order to marry him. blech

She looks lovely! Mazel Tov!

Husband looks kinda goofy, but Ivanka looks really lovely! Normally I don’t find her attractive, but she looks beautiful here. Congrats to them both!

Beautiful bride. Congrats to them both.

That dress is completely stunning!

Beautiful dress,please tell me she didn’t wear those tacky flip flops with a $130,000 dress….

They are such an adorable couple. The wedding looked amazing.

@dundies:

Neither can I! If you start a marriage pleasing others and not yourself, not a good sign. I wish them both well though.

Christina Aguirella got married in a Jewish/Catholic ceremony in respect to her husband’s family who — the majority — died during the war. She didn’t convert and she sure is in love with her husband. My friend married a Christian and she’s Jewish. She’s raising her children Jewish because he’s not all into religion. Is Ivanka’s husband going to attend Temple every Friday night and Saturday? I DON’T THINK SO!!

Lovely pics, buttttttttt She made those flip flops for her guests?

Please tell me that info is wrong. Who would wear flip flops that have someone elses name on them? CHEESYYYYYY!!

- looks a little fruity to me

K @10/26/2009 at 1:47 pm

Jared said her earrings cost $130,000, not her dress, but I bet that dress cost a fortune too.

@paige:
LOL. That was the only part of the wedding that seemed cheesy. Are they just a souvenir or are people supposed to wear them? If the latter, I guess it is one size fits all, which seems even tackier. Plus, it doesn’t seem to fit with a fall wedding. Oh well, everything else looks lovely.

As far as her converting, it’s her business. Jewish is a minority religion, so I understand why it is important to the groom and his family.

@ROCKY: Well, Kushner is an Orthdox (sp?)Jew and could not marry outside his religion in deference to his family. Ivanka is a very intelligent woman and also very beautiful. She could have had any man she wanted but she chose Kushner and also chose to convert to his religion to please him and his family. What’s wrong with that? Nothing that I can see. It happens all the time and does not mean a marriage won’t work out. It simply means the woman cares enough about the feelings of the man she loves to change religion for him. Also, children born of a non-Jewish mother are not considered Jewish. Now, the children born to this couple will be Jewish, according to the laws of the Jewish people.

I think she’s a stunning bride. Seems they are very much in love and aside from their good fortunes, seem to have a lot in common. I wish them all the best. I don’t know much about him, but Ivanka seems very intelligent and hard working.

Ivanka’s dress is STUNNING!! And she looks very beautiful. Congrats to the happy couple.

not a good sign that she had to convert just to marry the guy, or maybe she didnt care

@Jen:

If she converted because she didn’t care then that’s cool. But if she did this to please his family and not herself, then there is trouble on the horizon. I wonder if she would have converted if she was raised Catholic like her mother?

The Havaianas are just a souvenir, well usually it’s supposed to wear them in the wedding, when the women get their feet hurt and tired because of the dancing and the high heels, and normally they have all sizes so everyone can use it.

For all the $$$$ that they have…the bridegroom’s bow tie is not even straightened for the photos, and to give sandals as gifts is tacky.

Ivanka is a fraud @ 10/26/2009 at 4:34 pm

Ivanka is not Jewish! She had an express fraudulent “conversion” to marry Jared. Orthodox Jewish conversions usually take 2-4 years to complete and are never done for marriage reasons.

Ivanka has had everything handed to her on a silver platter incuding her phony conversion. Why does anyone even pay attention to her?

OMG all that money and all those people and his tie is crooked in every picture!

I wonder if his newspaper is still in business.

Throwing of the Bridal Bouquet will be at Ivanka’s wedding parade. Date to set,by Barbara Walters and Co. All Maid of Honor’s asked to purchase tables,bring your court! This is THE DAY FOR THE MOTHER’S OF THE BRIDE! It’s a women’s coctail brunch, and the gents to pick up their companion at the end of the nite! The object of the game here is to get that bridal bouquet into the correct maid of honors’ hand! Let’s transfer that annointing! Attendee’s on Ivanka’s Court Panel: Paris and Nikkie Hilton,Laura and Jenna Bush,Chelsea Clinton,and as head of the table,Stacie M. Gardner.

Beauty, Brains and Money and Class! Girls got it all! Congratulations to the beautiful couple!

I don’t understand why people convert, it means they had no faith to begin with, and anyway when you fall in love don’t you fall in love with the person as they are, why change them? Maybe I’m just a romantic….<3

Oh and of course Congrats to them!

christine @ 10/26/2009 at 7:04 pm

SHE LOOKS RAVISHING.
BUT Y DO WOMEN ALWAYS CONVERT TO THEIR MAN’S RELIGION?
I HAVE FRIENDS WHO DID THAT.
SUCH WEAKNESS.
I NEVER DID THAT.
TALK ABOUT LACK OF WOMEN’S MOVEMENT.
PATHETIC….

damn man
she’s beautiful
if i was him i wouldnt stop from kissing her and touching her =p
all jokes aside, she really is beautiful, looks gorgeous in that dress
lucky ass dude
mazel tov!

Wow shame about the groom. Yet he reminds me of Donald Trump somehow.

She looks stunning, he’s kind of goofy cute, and their religious choices are really none of anybody’s business. Nobody knows what’s in her heart and it’s not her responsiblity to share it so Rocky feels better.

groundcontrol @ 10/26/2009 at 9:03 pm

mslewis @ 10/26/2009 at 2:51 pm @ROCKY: Well, Kushner is an Orthdox (sp?)Jew and could not marry outside his religion in deference to his family. . . . she chose Kushner and also chose to convert to his religion to please him and his family. What’s wrong with that?
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Seriously? You don’t see what’s wrong with that?
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If someone truly believes in a new religion and chooses to convert then THAT would be an honorable thing to do. But to convert to please your husband? To convert just to get married? Good lord, is this the 1950s? That is patently offensive. Why didn’t he convert to Catholicism?
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One’s religious beliefs are an intimate matter. They’re not supposed to be for sale. It’s as if the little woman’s beliefs and religion were less important than the man’s.
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As a female raised Catholic, but admittedly now an atheist, if a man professed to love me but insisted I convert to his religion to marry me then I would know that he did not love me and that he did not respect me.
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I have seen this happen many times with friends. When they would not convert the man would leave them. Too many broken hearts. Even if they were willing to convert to Judaism, many Jewish men feel they must please their mothers or their community or whatever and choose a Jewish wife – at least a Jewish first wife. There is still great pressure to do so. Further, depending upon your level of Judaism, it is believed that non-Jewish mothers make non-Jewish children – even with a conversion.
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I love her top but the rest of the gown is typical wedding gown puff. Not very original, Vera. The lace top is probably removable and was used as respect for the ceremony which I think is appropriate for a religious rite. Some of the brides I’ve seen with their over-abundant cleavage pouring out of their tired and cliched strapless gowns were incredibly tacky.
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Someone needs to explain the Russell Crowe as guest item. Besides the fact that Donald Trump is a shameless star fvcker, why would Crowe go to this wedding? Although I would not be surprised that Crowe would have an A-hole friend like Trump – Crowe himself can be quite the publciity hound despite his rather hollow protests to the contrary. I will give Andrew Cuomo a pass for obvious business and political reasons.

She looks absolutely beautiful. The dress isn’t over the top yet, it has so much detail. I agree with some of the posters though, it would have been nice if they could have made sure his bow tie was straight.

His family is Orthodox Jews who have a strict policy to only marry within their own religion. It took her about a year and half to convert and she must really have the same beliefs to do this. It has to be in her heart that she wants to become Jewish. Ivanka is a very smart young woman who wouldn’t do anything that she didn’t believe in. She would only be hurting herself. As far as children, in the Jewish religion they are whatever the “mother” is and in this case since she converted they will be Jewish as well.

May they have a lifetime of love and happiness…………

Congrats to them but…I hate to be negative but I’m going to anyway-Read an interview with Ivanka and she has only known him for about 6 months. Great if it works out,if not hope they both got airtight pre-nups!!!!

christine @ 10/26/2009 at 9:59 pm

@Lisa2:
That’s the thing…. in her ‘true heart’ she wanted to convert? What if she never met him? Would she hav converted b/c her ‘true heart’ believed in it? I know both men & women who hav converted… but in my opinion for the wrong reasons.
My father taught me to stick to my religion… and I will. I will convert for no other man. My father was baptized like this and so was I. I see nothing wrong w/ my religion.

@christine:

If she had never met him and fallen in love with him, then she probably wouldn’t have been introduced to the intricacies of the religion at all, so no she probably wouldn’t have converted. But nobody ever makes a decision of any kind without some sort of introduction.

And nobody said there was anything wrong with your religion or your choice to follow it., but you’re pretty quick to tell somebody else how to behave.

@groundcontrol:

You are obviously a twit. In Jewish religion, you are considered a Jew if your mother is a Jew. Marriage, for most people, is about the family they will build together, a family of children. If you want your kids to be Jews, then you have to marry a Jewish spouse. Simple as that. This issue has nothing to do with gender roles.

@RobN:
FIRST OFF, I JUST SAID THAT I HAVE FRIENDS WHO CONVERTED…
AND THEY KNEW ABOUT THE RELIGIONS WAY, WAY B4 THEY CONVERTED.
I REMEMBER WANTING TO CONVERT B4 IN MY LIFE…. THANK GOD I NEVER DID… AND W/ GOOD REASON.
BOTTOM LINE, MY DAD’S POINT IN LIFE WAS…. WE ALL BELIEVE IN THE GOOD OF SOMETHNG OR SOMETHING HIGHER… Y WUD U CONVERT?? SPECIFC REASONS, PLEASE?
AND, TRUST ME, THERE HAVE BEEN A COUPLE OF RELIGIONS THAT TRIED 2 CONVERT MY FAMILY… ONE KIND TRIED TO VERY FORCEFULLY…
STICK W/ WHAT U TY 2 DENY, BUT WERE BAPTIZED UNDER.

TY = TRY

They look so gorgeous together.
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She looks like the most beautiful bride of all the celebs weddings I’ve seen lately..
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Not only is she beautiful, but the dress, the makeup, the accessories look great.

It’s very smart and thughtful of them to talk beforehand and decide how they will raise their children.
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The children usually follow the mother’s religious beliefs, so if that was something that was very importat for him, it was thoughtful and shows it’s for life, that she did it.

@christine:

I will start off by saying that I am not attacking any one religion, but I do feel that when we are born we are whatever our parents are because that is all we know since that is what we are brought up to believe. Once grade school starts, that is when kids start to know that people aren’t the same and people have different beliefs.

In Ivanka’s case, (even though I don’t know her personally) , she probably didn’t have a strong family religious belief because if she did, she wouldn’t have ever been attracted or even given Jared a chance to date her. Orthodox Jews are pretty open about their beliefs from the begining because being Jewish isn’t just a religion, it’s a culture and a way of life as well. I don’t want to go into too much detail, but there are special foods and rules that the orthodox believe in, such as all foods must be kosher, no drinking milk (dairy) with meats, and not eating any pork as well, to name just a few. Converting isn’t taken lightly and it isn’t something you decide overnight. that you want to become. I really don’t think Ivanka would compromise her beliefs for any man if she didn’t believe them herself since it would be a terrible life for her if she did. Religion is one of those subjects that everyone take offense to and everyone thinks their religion is the best whatever that is? I don’t know if their is a right or wrong answer, but if two people believe in the same thing then it’s a step in the right direction and less conflicts on raising a family. In this case, Ivanka must feel Jared and his family opened her up to a new way of life.

groundcontrol @ 10/27/2009 at 2:11 am

Lisa @ 10/26/2009 at 11:56 pm @groundcontrol:

You are obviously a twit. In Jewish religion, you are considered a Jew if your mother is a Jew. Marriage, for most people, is about the family they will build together, a family of children. If you want your kids to be Jews, then you have to marry a Jewish spouse. Simple as that. This issue has nothing to do with gender roles.
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Is calling me names an effective debating tool in your world?
I’m not interested in arguing with you but knock it off.
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I understand the traditional requirement of passing through the maternal line but I was pointing out that not all segments of the Jewish religion recognize all conversions. For some it depends upon the type of conversion you undergo.
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And not all Jews require the mother be Jewish for the children of mixed marriages to be accepted and recognized as Jews.
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And I believe it has everything to do with gender roles and community pressure.

I married on September 20 :) Here are my wedding pictures :)
http://ivanaj.blogspot.com/2009/09/ivanas-wedding-first-pictures.html
Kisses from Serbia

ps. Ivanka is pretty

Is it okay to hate them for making us hate ourselves? =))

@groundcontrol:

“And not all Jews require the mother be Jewish for the children of mixed marriages to be accepted and recognized as Jews.”
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No sweety. Judaism is very very clear, it’s all about the mother, as the mother is the one that the religion recognizes as shaping and influencing how the children would be raised.
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Just like Islam is determined by the father’s religion, by the way.
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If the father is Jewish and the mother is not- the children are not Jews.
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I applaud him for stating what is important to him and thinking how he wants his childen to be brought up, instead of marrying and having children and then realizing that they have this huge issue.
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It also shows her commitment to him and her openess to Judaism.
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It works for them- good for them.
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Why does it bother you so much?

I think she looks stunning in that dress. Kudos for them thinking and planning about their future family and homelife BEFORE they got married. I always LMAO @ people who ignore things like religion until years later when they become a problem. Donald may be skeezy but he made sure his 3 kids got a thorough education (Ivana went to Wharton).

@Andrea:

ITA with you!!

groundcontrol @ 10/27/2009 at 6:32 pm

wow @ 10/27/2009 at 5:27 am @groundcontrol:

“And not all Jews require the mother be Jewish for the children of mixed marriages to be accepted and recognized as Jews.”
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No sweety. Judaism is very very clear, it’s all about the mother, as the mother is the one that the religion recognizes as shaping and influencing how the children would be raised.
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Just like Islam is determined by the father’s religion, by the way.
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If the father is Jewish and the mother is not- the children are not Jews.
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I applaud him for stating what is important to him and thinking how he wants his childen to be brought up, instead of marrying and having children and then realizing that they have this huge issue.
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It also shows her commitment to him and her openess to Judaism.
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It works for them- good for them.
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Why does it bother you so much?
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That is a very sexist attitude and Reform Jews do not hold to it.
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It doesn’t bother me what this woman does. It is her life. I do hope for her sake, however, that her conversion was a spiritual one and not one of convenience or to just please her husband or satisfy the demands of his family.
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But we were discussing facts and the fact is that only some segments of Judaism still demand that the mother be Jewish for the children to be recognized as Jewish.
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Conversely, Ivanka’s truncated conversion would never be recognized by true Orthodox Jews.

Groundcontrol…. you need to get a grip on yourself and not get so worked up, but it seems to me that you are the one that is the “Twit”….

The person named “wow” is 100% correct. It has all to do with the mother like stated. I don’t know who you think you are that you can change the tradition just because you don’t agree with it?

People who are Orthodox, take the religion very serious and it’s a way of life. Like I mentioned before, it is not just a religion it’s a culture. She would have to be insane if she didn’t know what she was getting into and she would have to truely understand what converting is all about. From my understanding is that she and Jared had been together for at least 2 years and it took her a year and half to convert. Jared did ask her father first before he proposed to her even though I am sure the entire family probably knew marriage was in the future for them.

So Sweetie, get your facts together before you start name calling……… Enough said from me…………

@groundcontrol:

You sound like you have some issues.
There is nothing sexist, quite the contrary- the power is within the woman’s hands and she is getting the respect as the one who influences the spirit and culture of the family.
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Moreover, if she did it because she loves him- that’s a beautiful thing and shows how much serious she is about the marriage and raising children.
The FACT is that that’s the rule. If you want the children to be raised jewish- the mother has to be one.
That’s the religion, it’s not a matter of negotiation and “debate”.
If you only live your life without doing anything that is important to your beloved, then you don’t know what love is and what raising a family mean.

@Riri:

Very well spoken Riri…..

groundcontrol @ 10/28/2009 at 2:47 am

I’m not quite sure how anyone is reading into my posts that I am upset. We are having a discussion and if you can’t handle my disgreement with your understanding of Judaism then that is your problem. In fact, I am far from upset. Why in the world would I be upset over Ivanka Trump? She’s a stranger to me.
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I hope you are not denying that there are differences among the different branches of Judaism. Surely you know that they do not agree on requirements for membership in their Temples, on the practice of rites within their Temples including the separation of men and women ((e.g., a non-Jewish mother is invited to stand beside her son during his Bar Mitzvah at a Reform Synagogue), and most importantly on whom is and how one is recognized as a Jew.
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What I pointed out and what remains a fact is that not all Jews still adhere to the tradition that the children of a non-Jewish mother and a Jewish father is not recognized as Jewish. Reform Jews believe that a father is as capable as a mother in rasing their children Jewish – and, of course, they are just as capable. You are simply wrong if you refuse to recognize the very important differences among Jews. Most Jews are not Orthodox. So I am afraid it is not as simple as you would have it.
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And I guess I have to say it again because you have repeatedly ignored the facts – but Ivanka did not undergo the traditionally required 3 year Orthodox conversion process. Now maybe Jared isn’t really Orthodox after all but I thought that he was. You know for some posters who are insistent on some traditions you are conveniently ignoring other traditions to give Ivanka a pass.
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And I do respectfully disagree about the sexist aspects of the more traditional Jewish practices and theory. It is extremely sexist. Many cultures and religions have historically told women that their restrictions and limitations are for their own good and that their say in the important matters is really all about respect for them and their role in the family when it is in fact all about denying them real power.
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“. . .the power is within the woman’s hands and she is getting the respect as the one who influences the spirit and culture of the family.”
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I’m not sure if you can understand that you sound exactly like the fundamentalist Christians who think a woman should be happy because she gets to play housewife and mother.
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I think we have a little Ivanka fan club here that refuses to face reality.
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But Ivanka does look lovely and he is rather nice looking himself. Their fathers certainly are “troublesome” though.

British Latin American @ 10/28/2009 at 9:43 am

Thank you for explaining yourself groundcontrol. Lisa2, Riri, and wow need to back up before they accuse anyone subtly of being anti-semitic or having ‘issues.’

@groundcontrol:

Yes, I agree, Ivanka does look lovely in these wedding photos and hopefully whatever type of Orthodox Judaism they are practicing, it is agreed on before they start having children. With that being said, we ( as I guess I speak for the other posters) are under the impression that they are using the old traditional value unless told otherwise is all.

Just trying to educate some other posters that in this religion how important the religion of the mother is if they want their children to be considered Jewish ( about converting if not being born Jewish). I guess depending on this family, we won’t know for sure what was agreed on until they start having children. Until then, this debate won’t be answered.

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