A Beautiful Wedding at Temple Beth Emet (and other Temple Wedding Advice)
Wedding Photos from a Jewish Wedding in South Florida.

A Beautiful Wedding at Temple Beth Emet (and other Temple Wedding Advice)

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What a lovely couple to work with! I had a great time photographing Samantha and Sheldon’s South Florida wedding at Temple Beth Emet. Gabriela Sousa Events was hired to assist in planning and executing this event and Gabriela was a great help – wonderful to work with!

Wedding Pictue from a South Florida Wedding.
Bride and Groom share a romantic moment.

We started by getting some amazing photos at a private residence and nearby grounds at the Windmill Ranch Estate. This actually turned out to be a great place to shoot – with wonderful greenery, stables and some unique areas we were able to use as backdrops for our photos.

Wedding Couple shares a kiss on their wedding day.
Bride and Groom Kiss outside an old horse stable.

After the initial photo session, we headed over to Temple Beth Emet for the ceremony and main affair. A terrific team of vendors was assembled to put together a most beautiful and festive temple wedding. Renee Bouer of Haute Cuisine Catering handled all the food for the event. As always, she did a perfect job. Private Stock provided the music for the event and had guests on the dance floor all night! J. Morgan Flowers did a superb job to insure that the wedding looked absolutely amazing and Bombshell Makeovers made sure that the bride looked her prettiest.

This walking bride and groom shot was shot using a modified infrared camera.
Wedding Infrared Walking Shot

 

South Florida is home to many temple weddings – and I have seen the gamut of these. What is very important to remember when planning a temple wedding is that in most cases people like to begin their wedding day at another location close by. It is usually somewhere where the bride (and perhaps groom) can get ready in separate rooms, but then come together for a “first look” before launching into taking the bride and grooms photos, family photos, bridal party pics etc.  While we can shoot some of this at a temple location, most people seem to prefer doing the bulk of the photos elsewhere. Of course, if photos under the chuppah are desired, then we would obviously be shooting those at the temple. Also, we can easily shoot many photos in the ballroom providing the décor is ready when we arrive. This is usually a great backdrop for a host of photos.

I just loved the old fence and had to shoot this!
Infrared Wedding Photograph with Split Tone Finish

In this weddings case, they were able to start at a home that had adequate shooting areas in and around the development. This is not always the case. Many people must book hotel rooms and use the hotel’s lobby and grounds to shoot some of their photos before they arrive at the temple. With this in mind, you should carefully examine the hotel options in the area where you are getting married and try to pick a hotel that will suit all your needs. Price of course is usually a factor, but the look and ambiance of the hotel should also be a consideration if you are planning on doing a good number of your photos there. Also, the weather in South Florida can be unpredictable, so if it rains you want to make sure there is a decent alternative place to shoot in the location you pick. If not, plan on getting to the temple early and have your florist make sure the ballroom is ready so that you can use that for photos. After all, it is flowers that you paid for and arrangements you chose, so it really is an excellent place to use as a background for some of your photos.

Jewish wedding ceremony decor.
Temple wedding decor

We were thrilled to have been a part of this great wedding and would like to thank everyone involved for making it such a successful event!

By handing talits from past relatives bridal couple feel their past relatives are watching over as they get married. It's a very moving and meaningful way of incorporating others into a wedding.
Wedding photos from a Jewish wedding in South Florida.

It is very popular for the wedding huppa to be decorated with with the tallits from past relatives.  Click for more Tallit info

Love the color socks. Sepia wedding photo with socks left in color.
Cool socks at weddings have become very popular.
Bride and sister hug
Sis gets a hug after her fantastic emotional toast.
People are always looking for ways to make creative place card displays. This one was very creative.
Here is an interesting way to display guests’ table numbers.
I just love the drink cards.
Special drinks that honor the bride and groom have become all the rage at wedding receptions.
This cookie wedding cake was very cool and tasty.
Wedding cake shot
Keeping the wedding guests informed about the cake.
The bride and groom decided on a unique cake made from cookies.
Close up of the couple’s cookie wedding cake.

 

The dance floor was jam packed at this wedding.
A big kiss during the reception.
The big dip is a perfect to end this wild South Florida Wedding!
Perfect dip at the end of the bride and grooms first dance!

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