Edgewater Hotel Wedding Jewish Wedding of Bonnie and Michael

The The Edgewater Hotel, on the waterfront very close to downtown Seattle, Bonnie and Michael were were married In a Jewish ceremony. Family and friends joined them to participate in . The Jewish ceremony by definition is a wedding ceremony that follows Jewish law and traditions. Wedding ceremonies may vary somewhat, but the common features of a Jewish wedding include a ketuba (marriage contract) signed by two witnesses, a wedding canopy (chuppah or huppah), a ring owned by the groom that is given to the bride under the canopy, and the breaking of a glass. Bonnie and Michael’s ceremony had all of these and was a touching and moving to witness.  Their celebration was filled with joy and afterward  lots of dance including everyone dancing the Hora a popular dance form, which is conducted practically on every Jewish wedding. During this dance, Bonnie and Michael were lifted above the shoulders of guests. While sitting on chairs. A wide circle of guests formed around them, dancing clockwise and counterclockwise. Their day was filled with a lot of love and laughs.

Below are a few of my favorite images highlighting their wedding day. Although I shot a lot of color, they and I really liked the way the pictures look in black and white. There is a certain timeless look. I am looking forward to shooting more black and white film weddings this year. I just booked one where the couple really like black and white, so I am planning to shoot about half of the images with my pair of Leicas.


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