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Breanne and Gregg found me through a personal referral, and because they live outside the area I first met them shortly before their wedding at the synagogue where the events of their big day were to take place. We found a mutual comfort level almost immediately, and when they shared with me their plans for their wedding day I was even more excited to photograph it.
Their day was filled with tradition, friends, and family. Breanne and Gregg began their wedding day with a very emotional first look at the synagogue followed by our photographing the families. Breanne and Gregg then had their ketubah signing and the traditional bedekken and tish which led into the ceremony. The reception that followed was filled with more dancing than I’d been around in a long time.
Here are some photos from their day…
Breanne sees Gregg for the first time on their wedding day.
Gregg reacted emotionally to seeing Breanne for the first time that day.
Gregg took some time to himself, and was soon joined by a groomsman, after his first look with Breanne.
The happy couple after signing their ketubah.
Breanne’s and Gregg’s mothers sat on either side of Breanne during the bedekken.
Meanwhile, Gregg’s tish with (mostly) the guys was being held just down the hall.
The last moments of calm during the bedekken before Gregg and the rest of the tish came dancing down the hall.
A tender moment near the end of the bedekken.
Many of the guest gathered in this small spot before entering the sanctuary for the ceremony.
Gregg looks back at Breanne and smiles before his parents walk him down the aisle.
I loved the look on Breanne’s dad’s face just before walking down the aisle.
A view of the ceremony from the rear of the sanctuary.
Gregg and Breanne exchanging vows under the chuppah.
The newly married couple about to enter their reception.
The dancing went on and on as the reception began.
Gregg and Breanne held aloft during the hora.
There were many heartfelt toasts throughout the night.
The couple’s first dance.
A few details from throughout the day.
There were a lot of people on the dance floor, so we took photos through them.
Everyone was really getting into the swing of things.
Breanne and Gregg enjoying their last dance of the night.
A view of the reception from outside the synagogue.