Jewish Weddings in Florida
Photographing Jewish Weddings & Traditions
A Jewish wedding day is full of special and unique moments that will be treasure by the jewish bride and groom for generations and years to follow. As with any wedding and particularly Jewish weddings, there are many details to a jewish wedding that only a trusted and well experience wedding photographer should only have the honor and privilege of being hired. Couture Bridal Photography has become the most knowledgeable and experienced wedding photographers, specializing in Jewish weddings. Over the years, we have been called upon to capture and create the most unique and spectacular story telling wedding photos throughout South Florida and the Southeaster United States. From Palm Beach to Miami and as far as Orlando, Tampa and Atlanta, Georgia, we are the most trusted and sought after Jewish wedding photographers based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Photographing The Ketubah Signing | What is it and why is it important?
The Ketubah Signing at a Jewish wedding is one of the most important and significant parts of your Jewish wedding day photography. It is the most private and intimate moment between the bride and groom and their closest family and friends prior to the wedding ceremony with the Rabbi. It is a significant honor to be present at the ketubah signing, which signifies you are among the most important people gathered for the bride and grooms wedding in one place – this is perfect time for candid emotional photos of the bride, groom, immediate family and Rabbi. Most importantly, the signing of the Ketubah should be captured.
Photographing Jewish Wedding Ceremonies
A Jewish Wedding Ceremony is a mix of spiritual and religious traditions that are full of emotional moments where candid wedding photography without distracting the guest in attendance is crucial. Our wedding photography style is to photograph a unique mix of wide angle and close up pictures from a various angles, while anticipating the smiles, the emotional and treasured moments that are sure to take place during any Jewish wedding ceremony.
Photographing the Chuppah
The Chuppah is the most important aspect of a Jewish wedding ceremony. Under the cover of a Chuppah, man and woman become one as husband and wife and Couture Bridal Photography is there to capture every detail, emotion and special moment for everlasting memories.
Chuppahs are beautiful and symbolic structures, that also filter the sunlight in most instanced that allow for spectacular portraits. The Chuppah is also the perfect backdrop for your family formals and some creative couples portraits.
During a Jewish wedding day there are usually many other important details to be photographed to commemorate this special occasion. Many couples will have custom Yarmulkas/Kippahs, wine chalices for the Kiddushin, and traditional Tallis that the bride and grooms parents will wrap around them during the wedding ceremony.
JEWISH WEDDING RECEPTION PHOTOGRAPHY
During the wedding reception, it’s our time to make sure we anticipate all of the exciting moments that will take place. For example, if a funny joke is being told, we have one photographer on the person speaking and one on the bride and groom to capture their reactions. If an emotional speech is happening, our cameras are up and ready to capture those tears. And of course, if someone is breaking it down on the dance floor, we’re there as well. Our goal is to tell the story of the wedding reception through the camera lens. Below are some significant Jewish wedding reception moments that are important to us to capture:
Photographing the Blessing of the Challah
Photographing the blessing of the Challah bread is an important and highly symbolic part of the Jewish wedding reception prior to the party getting underway. Typically, an elder member of the family or a rabbi says a prayer blessing the bread, then cuts it and takes a bite. The bread is then cut into pieces and passed, so that each table can partake.
Photographing the Jewish Hora Dance
The Hora dance is on of the most exciting and fun jewish traditions you'll ever witness! . Couture Bridal Photography photographers love the opportunity to photograph this part of a jewish wedding while the bride and groom are carried above the guests heads while in their chairs. Then guests hold hands and dance the hora in a circle with or around the bride and groom. Everyone is expected to join in on the Hora Dance at a Jewish wedding!