One of my favorite things about this job is becoming familiar with so many other traditions and cultures. I have photographed several weddings with Jewish elements, but this was the most traditional Jewish wedding I’ve been to and as I found out the meaning behind them I absolutely loved how each of the traditions contributed to the day. Rachel and Daniel did not see each other for a week before the wedding, so the anticipation leading up to their reunion before the ceremony was unbelievable. Rachel sat in a room surrounded by her energetic women, all singing and clapping as Daniel was led down the stairs. When they first saw each other they looked like they were about to burst out of their skin. They were so giddy it just gave me chills. That was MY favorite moment of their day. The ceremony was romantic and solemn under a family heirloom lace chuppah in the barn. Then from the minute they ran into their reception to be greeted by a burst of confetti it was a whirlwind of spinning and crazy crazy dancing. I thought I would be trampled several times. I loved it.
Rachel and Daniel care a lot about their environmental impact and they made many green choices for their wedding like bamboo serving dishes and flatware. I was so happy to learn that they chose Local Color Flowers for their florist. Local Color Flowers sources only from local farms, so their creations are completely seasonal, and I’m always so excited to see what they come up with using only what is available at a given time of year. They never fail to create absolutely gorgeous florals that exactly fit the personality of the wedding. Please check them out, not only because they are excellent florists, but because of their mission as well.