Ezra got hoisted up onto a chair as his friends dance to the music and raised and lowered him up and down.
Some of my favorite weddings were from the summer and here is a selection of some highlight photos from the Jewish wedding of Ezra and Laura at the Seattle Tennis Club in August. I really love witnessing the dancing of the Hora. It often makes for such great photos as these two which I will start off this blog post with.
It is traditional at Jewish weddings to include a section of Hebrew music and dancing known as a ‘Hora’ which comprises a medley of popular Jewish tunes, including Hava Nagila (‘come let us be glad’), and Siman Tov U Mazleltov (‘may good luck come to us’).
During this section of the dancing it’s also traditional for the guests to dance together in a big circle, with the newly married couple hoisted into the air on chairs .
Laura has her turn being hoisted into the air.
Ezra and Laura’s Wedding at The Seattle Tennis Club. First Look
Here is Ezra getting the first look of his bride to be Laura from all angles at the entrance to the Seattle Tennis Club on a extremely rare rainy Sunday in mid August. What a beautiful dress.
Laura and Ezra’s spirits remained high all day despite the fact that the wedding which was supposed to take place outside on the grass, got moved indoors due to the constant rain. We were hoping it would blow away but it never did. The chance of a sunny day for their date was supposed to be 99.7%.
Laura and Ezra’s spirits remained high all day despite the fact that the wedding which was supposed to take place outside on the grass, got moved indoors due to the rain all day.
Ezra waits and watches as his bride Laura comes walking down the aisle at the start of the ceremony at the Seattle Tennis Club
Laura get walked down the aisle with her father and mother at the Seattle Tennis Club.
Laura and Ezra exchange vows in a Jewish wedding ceremony in a Sunday wedding at the Seattle Tennis Club.
Laura and Ezra Kiss near the end of the ceremony at the Seattle Tennis Club.
As the rabbi looks on, the traditional breaking of the glass marks the end of the Jewish wedding ceremony of Laura and Ezra.
Ezra and Laura during their first dance out on the dance floor just after they made their appearance at the reception. they look so great together out there.
Laura dances her first dance with her Dad, Steve as a married daughter.
Another wonderful photo of Laura dancing with her dad Steve surrounded by their family and friends all dancing.Wedding photography by wedding photographer Daniel Sheehan, a Seattle photographer who specializes in people and portraits and travels everywhere to shoot weddings in a photojournalist style that is real, straightforward, subtle and unobtrusive. Daniel was named among the best Seattle wedding photographers by the Wedding Photojournalists Association.
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