Jewish Weddings

I have always loved photographing Jewish wedding ceremonies.  Deeply rooted in tradition, Jewish weddings are filled with meaningful rituals that make them truly spectacular and unique. If you’ve been lucky enough to attend a Jewish wedding, you will already know some exciting customs, such as both bride and groom must feast from dawn until the marriage ceremony is completed, the couple is not supposed to meet during the whole week preceding the big day, and the groom is the one veiling his bride as a symbol of his eternal commitment, just to name a few. Jewish weddings also involve a ketubah (a marriage contract which often looks like a work of art) read in Aramaic, outlining the groom’s responsibilities towards his new wife, and the breaking of a glass by the groom while everyone shouts Mazel Tov.  All the traditions make for great photos, and guests love to dance and sing in Jewish weddings, enjoying the holiest day in the life of the newlyweds.