Arielle and Alon first won me over via Skype. They won me over again over drinks out of mason jars, at a restaurant that serves fish and chips with mushy peas (I still have to go back and order them – yum!). Some couples are just guaranteed to be fun. They’re not afraid to laugh, know how to have a good time, and don’t sweat the small stuff. I was so excited to work with these guys, right around the corner from my house at Gibbet Hill.
I met Arielle there for a superman-style wardrobe change. Then we were outside for their first look, back in for their gorgeous ketubah signing, and back out again for the ceremony! Their chuppah was made out of grandpa’s bow-ties, and they each got a glass to smash at the end. Friends and family participated by reading the 7 blessings. I just found out from Arielle that one of my favorite shots of her walking down the aisle – all smiles and laughter – was right after she tripped! How magical, what the camera can do.
Arielle and Alon both work in medicine, so there was a slight theme to their decor. Table numbers were prescription slips, name tags had pill bottles and their guest gifts were decorated with a cute stethoscope graphic. Even the bar featured drinks that the doctor ordered.
Arielle’s one request post-wedding was to keep the embarrassing outtakes from the dance floor. I didnt find many, at least not by my standards. While some may not love their expressions as they feel the beat, I think that they mostly look like they were having an amazing time. Or, maybe, they were amped up on sugar from the delicious DONUT BAR!
Congratulations, Arielle and Alon. Thanks for an awesome time!