Thank you so so much! Some really special photos and memories captured so beautifully!
Jewish weddings are one of my favourite types of weddings to photograph, I don’t get the opportunity to shoot many of them, but when I do I absolutely love it. So I was so happy when Olivia & James’ chose me to photograph their Jewish wedding at Bevis Marks / Banking Hall in London.
I started my day at Olivia’s family home to capture her getting ready along with her family and bridesmaids. I then made my way to Bevis Marks Synagogue in the City of London to document James’ Tisch ceremony, which was brilliantly fun and lively. During the Tisch, Olivia arrived to the Synagogue and was ushered through a different entrance to hide from James before their Bedeken ceremony. I love this tradition at Jewish weddings, James unveiled Olivia in the aisle of the Synagogue with everyone watching, and they couldn’t keep their emotions in check and both broke out in happy tears, it was so emotional and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room at this point.
James then led Olivia into the Chuppah for their wedding ceremony. It was a beautiful serene ceremony, full of emotion and joy. Once James smashed the glass, everyone jumped up and started congratulating them both whilst bouncing around, I love how Jewish weddings go from emotional and calm to crazy and raucous in a split second.
Everyone then made their way to Banking Hall for their wedding reception, whilst I whisked Olivia and James away for a few portraits around the City of London. Olivia and James then waited for everyone to be seated in the main reception ballroom, before making their grand entrance which followed straight into Israeli dancing. Total chaos, everyone just going bonkers, trying not to get elbowed in the face is a game I like to play especially whilst trying to get close to document it all, and its probably the main reason I love Jewish weddings. Its just so much fun, and pure energy.
The evening was absolutely brilliant and made even more amazing thanks to XS Showband, who played all night long keeping everyone on their feet. I think the only time people actually sat down on their chairs was during the speeches, which were brilliant, warming and funny. It was just a truly incredible day.
I feel so lucky to have been a part of Olivia and James’ wedding in London. Thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your wedding at Bevis Marks / Banking Hall.
Here are some of my favourite moments from Olivia & James’ Jewish wedding at Banking Hall in the City of London.
I had an amazing time shooting a Jewish wedding at Bevis Marks Synagogue with a reception at Banking Hall in London, it was the perfect setting for any Wedding Ceremony. If you’re planning on having a Jewish wedding in London, or anywhere else in the world, then please get in touch. I’d love to hear all about it and have the opportunity to be your wedding photographer.