25 Jul Jewish Wedding in The Cotswolds
In May we had the pleasure of working on a really beautiful Jewish wedding in the Cotswolds for Miriam and Josh. I thouht I would share a few images of this lovely day. Miriam came to me about a year before her wedding, but was keen to plan much of the day herself so I gave her a bot of advice about a few things and off she went. Then towards the end of the year, Miriam emailed to ask if we would help with the rest of the plans. Now I knew who was shooting the day, Paul Rogers, so I said yes immediately. Paul and I have worked together many times before, he has even recommended me to his clients. That doesn’t happen very often when the wedding photographer recommends a planner.
We had an amazing marquee and catering company, JB Marquees and Hibiscuss food respectively. Miriam wanted help with the flowers, hair and make up and a videographer and making the whole thing come together. I got in touch with some of my favourite suppliers, who I knew could deliver exactly what they wanted. Huge thanks to Cat Parnell, Ollie Denny and Paula Rooney.
I have to tell you, I love a Jewish wedding. This was a Jew-ish wedding, what I mean by that is, Miriam is Jewish and Josh is not. I absolutely love interfaith weddings and the chance to mix two cultures and religions. I have to say this was the most beautiful of Jewish blessings by Rabbi Marsha, who had travelled from the US and has known Miriam almost all her life.
I must also say thank you to the Giardino strings, who not only played beautfully through the ceremony, they entertained through drinks and played some of the Hora.
This was a day of real celebration, a big wedding, 220 guests on one of the hottest May bank holidays I can remember. This did allow us to have the ceremony in the orchard and Miriam’s parents house and then a reception in the most amazing marquee. It was quite a party.