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Blair and Josh, Married! | A Wedding at Young Israel of Brookline

When I entered Young Israel of Brookline, Blair was by herself. Downstairs, the reception room was humming with excitement as the staff was setting up the gorgeous room with the green details that you will see later. Calm and cool, but excited at the same time, Blair stepped into her dress and I helped zip her up.

Also, Blair and Josh met in Brookline! You’ll see at the end of this post that a lot of the vendors used in this wedding are all local to Brookline. I technically am a Brookline resident as well if you count my condo. Talk about local sourcing =)

I chatted with Josh outside, and then came the First Look

As part of a Jewish wedding, there is the signing of the ketubah. In this case, all the men gathered upstairs as the rabbi explained the solemn significance of what was about to happen. This rabbi was wonderful, when he spoke I am reminded of all that I learned back in Sunday school and how important names are

This is the first Jewish wedding I’ve shown on my blog though I’ve photographed another one before, so I’m being a little more descriptive than normal. At the beginning, the bride walks around the groom seven times

This is Blair’s aunt. She is blind, but I think this photo says it all

The cocktail hour was a delicious deli-themed cocktail feast for the guests. There was a hot dog station, a live deli station, mini hamburgers, sushi, and other delicious things

Thank you Blair and Josh for letting me document your special day, and thank you to my 2010 couple Laura and Scott, it was great running into the two of you!

 The vendors:

Venue: Young Israel of Brookline, MA
Catering and cake: Catering by Andrew, Brookline, MA
Dress: Vera Wang
Rings: Long’s Jewelers
Tuxedo: Jos A. Bank
Florist: Kabloom, Brookline, MA
DJ or musician(s): Mike Amado, Entertainment Specialists
Uplighting: Advanced Lighting & Production Services, ALPS, Randolph, MA
Officiant: Rabbi Posner

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Shang Chen Photography has rebranded to Saavedra Photography
she takes photographs of celebrations of love and life
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July 12, 2011 - 4:14 pm

Emma Haha, I love the bride’s expression when she’s about to be lifted…

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