To be an expert Jewish Wedding photographer means to be able to share the feelings all over the day. It is important to know perfectly how one of the most important rituals of Jewish culture takes place. All the ceremony is full of meaning and every time I am part of a real magic. I do my best to seize the ideal moments and catch the emotions with my pictures.
Jewish Weddings in Italy are always really well done events, where the organizations take care of each particular, in accordance with Jewish laws and traditions.
Jewish Wedding in Italy: the story of the emotions
Emotions start right form the first moments. The preparation period of the participants is full of waiting. I love to see, and to impress in pictures, their nervousness and the enthusiasm in anticipation of the day.
So, let’s get to the heart of the Jewish wedding ceremony. The groom is ready, standing in front of the rabbi and waiting for his love. In these moments the spirituality of Jewish culture is stronger than ever. It is possible to fell on the skin the emotion, between the game of looks and the soft touches of hands.
The Jewish Wedding goes on with the signing of the marriage contract, the ketubah, which is signed by two witnesses. The couple engages to their new life together. Seize the real meaning of the gestures made by the spouses is the most exciting part of the work as Jewish Wedding photographer.
Every element is in accordance with Jewish law. A traditional Jewish wedding ceremony takes place under a wedding canopy, called Chuppah or Huppah. It symbolizes the new home being built by the couple when they become a family, husband and wife.
It’s time to drink from the blessed cup, then, in vtraditional Jewish Wedding ceremony, the groom places the ring on the bride’s right index finger, reciting the blessing: “Behold, you are consecrated to me with this ring according to the law of Moses and Israel”.
The ring ceremony is a good opportunity for couples to include a part that is not typical of a traditional Jewish wedding, but that they always love to do: the exchanges of the vows.
Jewish wedding breaking glass and the celebration of joy
At this point the groom breaks the glass.
The Breaking of the Glass has many meaning: it symbolizes the destruction of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem. Couples include this tradition in their wedding ceremony as it symbolizes also the absolute finality of the marital covenant.
The final blessing, immortalized by the photo to remain forever as a reminder of the promises made, seals the marriage pact.
The celebrations after the wedding represent all the joy and enthusiasm to celebrate the new family that was formed. Jewish wedding is a moment of joy, where typical dances and music are mixed with the modern ones chosen by the spouses. A Jewish wedding in Italyfinds its ideal setting. It will be for the mild climate, for the tranquility of the locations in the countryside, or by the sea, or for the welcoming spirit that reigns in this territory.