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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Shira And Andy's Wedding

I had the pleasure of photographing a great wedding last week.

I love Jewish weddings.  The rich tradition, the tight and bonded community, a traditional and positively ancient understanding of family; combined with usually easy-going people who definitely know how to have serious fun uplift my spirit.

And the fact that the couple is the incredibly fun Shira and Andy is the icing on the cake.  You've met them last January when I posted the blog on their engagement pictures

Wedding of a fun couple

Shira chose a colorful mixture of flowers in bloom

The loving kiss, a warm touch and gratitude that will last forever

We were talking about the family ties... There were two sets of rings during this wedding... The traditional rings of the bride and the groom...

Bride and Groom's rings...

And the rings of Shira's grandparents...

The lasting love herited from the grandparents of the bride in the form of rings

The ceremony and the reception was held at the beautiful Hillcrest Country Club on Pico Boulevard.

Hillcrest Country Club on Pico Boulevard is a gorgeous place for a wedding

A detail shot of the ceremony site.

The about-to-be-combined families ended Shabbat with a lovely Havdalah before the wedding ceremony.

The families ended Shabbat with Havdalah before the wedding ceremony

The wedding party was also a bunch of fun people, some family members, some close friends.  These are the people, along with the couple, that make my job so much fun ladies and gentlemen!
The fun peeps the photographer would like to have fun with

The ceremony was absolutely wonderful.  It took place under a gorgeous sky with some clouds dancing with the sunset causing slow color changes...

Wedding Ceremony under the blues sky at Hillcrest Country Club

Following the ceremony, while Shira and Andy caught their breath, they offered the guests a delicious gin gimlet they named "Shirandytini".

A delicious gin gimlet offered to guests by the bride and groom

Shira's attention to detail was obvious in this wedding.  The cake was yet another beautiful piece of art completing the night while it matched the bouquets in a colorful fashion.

Following the Hora and some dances before dinner, I witness something I often do during weddings... A moment when the couple only see each other.... Nothing and no one around them exists...

It's always fun to photograph the Hora!

The couple got lost in each other's eyes, even if for a moment, while the party was going on full-speed around them

Following the lovely and funny speeches given by the Best Man and the two Maids of Honors, the couple raised their flutes...

Champagne toast following the speeches of Best Man and Maid of Honor

The cake cut... I wish these guys will never stop laughing!

I had to take the couple away from all the fun an dances in order to snap a few night portraits.... Under this ridiculously well lit tree offering itself as a gorgeous background... Fairy tale pictures...

So much to look forward to!

Shira and Andy offered their guests a compilation of their favorite songs for coming to their wedding.  I was also a lucky recipient of this musical gift.  The couple's great eclectic taste of music shortened my drive back home at the end of the night.

The newlyweds gifted CDs to their guests

The bouquet was perfectly tossed! Good job Shira! (It's not as easy as you think!!!)

Andy's brother caught the garter... His girlfriend caught the bouquet.... I would love to see you guys again too!

This sums up how fun the night was....

However, I will be ending this week's entry with another kiss...  This was literally the last photograph I took that night... The martini shot as they call it in Hollywood...  I wish you a prosperous, healthy and happy life together Shira and Andy!  And I hope our roads will cross again!

The last shot of the night...

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