Rain or shine – how about both? Maya and Reuven did not let a little rain get in the way of their colorful and lively garden wedding at Quail Hollow Resort in Cleveland. Though the random sprinkles throughout the afternoon kept them indoors for the ceremony, they still gorgeous sunset portraits outside.
Orthodox Jewish weddings are just oh so filled with song, dance, and tradition!
Maya and Reuven exchanged letters just after they got dressed, before they saw each other. Reuven couldn’t keep it to one simple letter, so he wrote her a book over the course of a month! Maya was overwhelmed with emotion. What a special moment.
They did separate portraits of each side before the tisch, ketubah signing and kabbalat panim began, culminating in the bedeken ceremony in the resort lobby. The chuppah ceremony soon followed, with the guests joining Maya and Reuven on their dance down the aisle after breaking the glass.
When the skies cleared, a beautiful warm light set in over the grounds at Quail Hollow. It was heavenly.
And I love the bright colors of their flowers, and I am especially blown away that Maya made her dress herself!
Continuing on to the tented reception, Maya and Reuven raced in as they were announced and danced straight into a 45 minute hora. Full of dancing, singing and plenty of shtick – there were flips, table surfing and sumo wrestlers!
Photographer: Amy Ann Photography//Reception Venue:Quail Hollow Resort