I’ve been to Jewish weddings but coming from a conservative/secular background the most Jewish they get consists of a Rabbi officiant, breaking the glass and a hora. Words like “Tish” and “Bideken” were pretty foreign to me. Not to mention all dancing! What made this even more special was the groom’s best friend playing Klezmer clarinet while the couple was having their pictures taken. My heart was melting!
The other fantastical aspect of this wedding was the venue they chose was an old theater that has preserved it’s decorative appeal. I was such a funky and playful spot for their reception. Their wedding was a whirlwind of love, emotion, singing, spirituality and intense dancing that exploded with joy. Through all of it, it was clear that these two were so in love, enamored with each other and more than ready to live a full life together.
I shot this wedding for the wonderful and talented Gulnara Studio.