For Jennifer and Eli’s wedding we were actually contacted by the groom, looking to have their wedding day documented. The wedding was a fairly traditional Jewish ceremony, complete with a Ketubah ceremony prior to the marriage ceremony, and a lot of Hebrew throughout the ceremony. Can I just say how much I love experiencing Jewish customs and the Hebrew language?
I met with Jennifer and Eli in a small Starbucks prior to the wedding to go over what elements they wanted to include, as well as to be able to build a personal connection that allowed them to get to know me, as well as for me to get to know them. Of particular note was finding out that the couple has a three-legged dog they love and they are both huge board game fans – both details that became a part of the day and their wedding film. We went over the location, traditions to be aware of, and a few ideas they had for the day. On the day of the wedding I was present nearly the entire time, from bridal party preparations through the reception.