Rachel & Ben’s West Hartford Wedding.

Rachel & Ben’s West Hartford wedding was a blast, not only for me as the photographer, but for everyone who attended.  Rachel and Ben were married on a beautiful day this past September.  When they told me that they were having a traditional Orthodox Jewish wedding, I was thrilled!  The traditions are so rich and beautiful and I was very excited to photograph it for them.  The weather was brutally hot and humid, but we had a wonderful air conditioned Temple to celebrate in.

Rachel and Ben, with the help of the amazing congregation at the Beth David Synagogue in West Hartford, CT, created a lovely day with family and friends in attendance from near and far.  The whole feel of the day was one of warmth, love and happiness.  Once the dancing and entertainment began – was wild and fun!

I met Rachel, a very talented opera singer and teacher, through the photographic work I do for the Hartford Opera Theater at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, CT.  Rachel and Ben (a lawyer in Hartford) moved here a few years ago.  They love the congregation at Temple Beth David so much that they decided to get married there, even though their families and many friends live in other parts of the country!   Here are some highlights from the day.

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Bridal Headpiece Borrowed from Rachel’s Grandmother




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Make up and Hair by Mary Kathryn Withers

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Busy in the dressing room.

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Rachel gifting her brides maids.

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Arriving at Temple Beth David.

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Ben arrives separately at the Temple.

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The men getting ready to sign the Ketubah, marriage contract.



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The Groom sees his bride for first time and veils her, the Bedeken

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The Ceremony begins. Rachel with her parents, and father’s kiss.

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Entering the reception at Temple Beth David.

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The Dancing Begins!

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More Wild Dancing!

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Dancing and entertaining the Bride and Groom.

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