Josef and Lea couldn’t afford a big wedding, so instead, they organised a wedding party at their home. Lea comments: "At the time, we lived in an apartment without a bathroom and shared a toilet with the other homes in our block. And there was no warm water in the kitchen. We got married in Malmö’s synagogue on 24 December 1950. We hadn’t thought that this was Christmas Eve but noticed when we came out onto the street that it was difficult to get hold of a taxi. So we had to travel by tram back home to the waiting guests: How people looked at us and my long wedding dress! That was a source of comedy later on during the reception."