Wedding at Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue
Natalie and Aaron got in touch for their wedding at Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue just before the COVID pandemic in early 2020 after finding my work on the superb Smashing the Glass blog. It’s the number one website for brides and grooms planning their Jewish wedding, and I’ve photographed many amazing weddings after clients saw my work there. Initially the plans were for a traditional Jewish wedding with a chuppah and a dinner dance to include some Israeli dancing. But as the pandemic situation became clear, and after several postponements, we finally arrived at a smaller wedding at HGSS, but with fewer guests and, sadly, no Israeli dancing.
Jewish Wedding Ceremony
My coverage started over at Natalie’s parents house where she was getting ready with her bridesmaids. Meanwhile, fellow wedding photographer Emil caught up with Aaron and his family getting ready at The Manor hotel in Elstree. Once everyone was ready, we all headed over to Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue where Aaron and the groomsmen were meeting for the Tish. Aaron then headed down to the chuppah to wait for Natalie to arrive for the bedekken ceremony in the aisle. After a lovely ceremony, guests headed outside to welcome the newly-weds through a floral arch with confetti.
Family Group Photos and Wedding Portraits
We took some time for a few family group photos and some natural portraits in the nearby park, before the guests settled down for the wedding breakfast and speeches. Even with smaller weddings, I’ve really enjoyed being able to tell a story of the day, much like the pre-COVID full wedding days. Enjoy Natalie and Aaron’s preview slideshow above, and if you were a guest at this wedding, you can register here to be notified when the full set of photos is ready. You may also enjoy this Essendon Country Club wedding, or maybe some award winning Jewish wedding photography.
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