A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity of shooting with a very talented photographer, David Miller.
The ceremony and reception took place at Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills. It was a gorgeous venue.
David had asked my experience with shooting Jewish weddings because of the many specific traditions and that the reception can be pretty crazy.
He wasn’t kidding!
Before the ceremony, the men congregated in an area and sang and prayed, while the bride was congratulated by all the woman in another area of the synagogue.
After the prayers, Jason and the men danced and sang towards Danielle for their first introduction. Jason pulled Danielle’s veil up to get his first look at the stunning bride. It was a beautiful moment.
They continued their vows in the synagogue and as soon as they were introduced as husband and wife a HUGE celebration erupted.
A partition was placed in the middle of the dance floor while the men danced on one side and woman danced on the other.
Some of the men dressed in funny costumes and danced on each other’s shoulders to entertain the newlyweds.
The woman danced in circle’s and swung a long rope made out of napkins tied together while the bride and groom jumped over it.
It was something I have never experienced before and it was an incredible celebration.
Congratulations Danielle and Jason- thank you so much for letting me be a part of your special day!