I've never blogged a wedding before because I always wind up with way too many favorites to narrow it down! But since I update my blog way more than my website, I thought I would share my most recent wedding here on my blog.
This was my first Jewish wedding. I had never attended, nor photographed a Jewish wedding before this one. I read up a lot on the traditions and the order things would happen in so I could be as well prepared as one could be without ever having attended one before. It was fun and different and I had a great time!
P.S. There's going to be a ton of photos!!
Jamee and Alex have been such a pleasure to work with since the beginning. The love that bonds them together is exceptional and I loved watching them feed off of one another.
The wedding was planned as a beach wedding with the reception to follow at the Pelican Pointe Country Club. Unfortunately, mother nature didn't agree with the plans the bride and groom had made and it stormed the entire day, leading up to the ceremony. So, as a last minute decision, the ceremony was moved into a room of the country club. Despite the set backs, Jamee and Alex had a great time and their love for one another shone through.
Here are a TON of my favorite photos. You might want to grab some popcorn! :-)
The ladies getting ready
Jamee getting the final touches on her make-up
Jamee let me take off with her dress when the rain cleared up for a few minutes and there was this old archway outside against a wall so my assistant and I grabbed it and moved it so we could hang the dress from it to get this shot:
I took a ton of photos of their rings and I narrowed it down to 3 to show you. See, I couldn't choose just 1!
A couple more getting ready shots:
Jamee and Alex signing the Ketubah:
The boys are always ready before the girls so we grabbed a couple of impromptu shots of the boys before the ceremony began:
I have to admit, I was slightly nervous when the ceremony started. I didn't want to miss anything and nobody really knew the order that the ceremony was going to go in. So, I just kept taking pictures. The nerves were a good thing because I was extremely focused! This ceremony went by blazingly fast. I think it lasted about 8-12 minutes total!
The Rabbi blessed everything before passing it on to the bride and groom and said a few words about it's significance.
And then he blessed the glass for the breaking of the glass:
Married at last!!
Boys will be boys - I just love when I can get them all to jump really high!
A couple minutes alone with Jamee and Alex before the ceremony out on the golf course!
Toast time! Jamee lost her father not that long ago and the toasts were both joyous and emotional for her.
And Alex was there to hold her hand:
The best man brought his speech on his cell phone. Notice the bridesmaids giggling about it in the background! So cute!
And then grandpa (whose swagger and style just tickled us all night), gave his toast. (I think he danced with almost every lady in the room that night!)
The girls bustling up Jamee's dress to prepare her for her first dance:
What a beautiful bride:
Everyone prepared me that when the Hora started, I should be up on a chair and that everyone would go nuts. So, up in a chair and bracing myself, I went. This was the most fun part of the day. I have another Jewish wedding coming up this Saturday and I cannot wait for the Hora again!
Alex's mother and father dancing and having a good time:
The DJ got out on the floor and busted a move and taught everyone a line dance:
What a stud muffin!
I thought this was a cute moment. The maid of honor was showing Jamee a photo she had taken.
I don't usually give much direction on a wedding day because I prefer to let moments happen naturally but we were about to leave and I asked Alex to pick Jamee up and run around the dance floor with her:
Hope you enjoyed them! There's tons more photos that include more of the guests dancing, garter toss, bouquet toss, etc. So, if you really want to see more, just go to the client proof gallery on my website at www.PureEmotionsPhotography.com and enter the username: moses2009 and password: wedding
Until next time......