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Rahel & Yitzi’s Orthodox Wedding – Quincy MA

 

I don’t even know how to begin summing up Rahel & Yitzi‘s wedding…  family, love, emotion, joy, FUN, energy, party, dancing, lovely, reverent, and wonderful all describe the day!  It was a Jewish Orthodox wedding, so it was very different from your average American wedding in a lot of cool ways.  With all that goes on during an Orthodox wedding, I usually need a little extra help so we ended up with 4 of us photographing this wedding and capturing every moment of the day!  We shot a gazillion images it seemed, but somehow I’ve narrowed it down to a few of my favorites…

Rahel, the beautiful bride

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A happy moment with her sisters, Yonina and Shoshana

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

My second shooter, Glen Cooper, captured this great shot of Yitzi praying during the Tisch

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My take on the same time

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

Love this shot by my assistant Christopher Weigl

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

So much emotion between Yitzi & his father in this series caught by Glen

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The Bedecken is by far, my favorite part of the Jewish Orthodox wedding day!  Rahel & Yitzi hadn’t seen each other all week before the wedding, and in this moment, the groom is presented to his bride by friends and family with dancing and singing!  It was SO emotional!  I was totally crying!

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

The groom then lowers the veil over the bride’s face…

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

He had tears just streaming down his face!  Oh, it was precious!

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

Then the Fathers each bless the bride… more tears…

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

Rahel holding her mother and Yitzi’s mother’s hands

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Then they carried Yitzi off for more singing and dancing before the marriage ceremony (shot by Glen).  Don’t you just love how joyous this is?!  I mean most people are happy for the bride & groom, but these people are THRILLED that these two are getting married!  It’s glorious!

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Jewish Orthodox Wedding

Giving away the bride

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

A cute moment between Rahel & Yitzi, captured by Glen

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

I love the graceful look of her hands holding up the veil in this shot

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

Another great shot by Chris – note the tear in Yitzi’s eye.  I told you it was an emotional day!

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Married!

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

After they had a few moments alone following the ceremony, I took Rahel & Yitzi outside for a few portraits.

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

It started raining again though, so we went back inside for a few more portraits.  Luckily, the Granite Links Golf Club had some lovely indoor space for photos!

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

They’re so cute :)

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

Let the fun begin!!

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

Another unique thing about Orthodox Weddings is that for much of the reception, the men dance on one side of the dance floor, and the women on the other.  It’s cool to see a big group of men dancing and singing together with such fervor!  They’re definitely not messin’ around!   shot by Glen (if you look closely, you can see me in the shot… it’s like Where’s Waldo?)

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This one was shot by my 2nd 2nd shooter, Nicki Pardo!

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

The guests often dance & perform for the Bride & Groom also. This guy was roasting marshmallows for them with a fire on top of his hat… I have no idea how he dreamed that up, but it was definitely entertaining!

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And then there’s always more dancing…

Jewish Orthodox Wedding

Rahel & Yitzi – your wedding was just wonderful!  I’m so thankful to have been a part of it, and to work with your family again!  I’m already looking forward to Yonina’s wedding (one of these days) ;)

To view more of my favorites from this wedding, please check out the album on Facebook!

Comments
 

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Elizabeth says:

Krista – The photos are all beautiful! And I love the fire-hat guy!

Averie says:

these are so beautiful!!!! i love the tradition and emotion. great shots.

Liz Wertz says:

Krista, the sentiment you captured is breathtaking….What a remarkable wedding, what a beautiful couple (oh, the groom with the glistening tear!), and the series of three portraits (his head on her shoulder, the focus on the raindrops shot, and the shot of their feet on the couch are stunning!). Brilliant work.

Emily says:

Beautiful photos. They really capture the emotions of the day.

marklabloo says:

“From a kiss between a bride & groom on their wedding day, to a mother holding her newborn baby. From baptisms in Boston, to churches in Zimbabwe ministering to AIDS orphans. It’s my passion to capture moments between people, and to document the work of God throughout the world.”
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