Some 400 guests attended the Madison, Wis., wedding of Chanie Matusof and Nissi Gansbourg, a grand affair singled out by the Wisconsin State Journal as quite possibly “the first of its kind” in the Midwestern city.

“It is rare,” Rabbi Yona Matusof, the father of the bride, acknowledged to the newspaper. “Just ask the staff here, and they’ll tell you they’ve never seen anything like it before.”

The wedding celebrations included men’s and women’s receptions before the ceremony, and a grand dinner with dancing afterward.

The reporter noted that, in accordance with Chabad custom, the ceremony was held “outside despite a chilly wind.” According to the National Weather Service, overnight lows in Madison reached 29 degrees Fahrenheit. …