Ariella and David | September 6, 2015
The Gardens at Elm Bank Wedding Photos | Wellesley, MA
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e always enjoy photographing weddings. There’s so much love in the air and the bride and groom always spend so much time carefully planning all the details for the big day. It was not any different for Ariella and David’s wedding, either!
Ceremony and Reception – The Gardens at Elm Bank Wedding
Both the wedding and the reception were held at the Gardens at Elm Bank and was catered by Margerie Gussak. They danced to their first song “Under the Sky,” a beautiful Hebrew song.
We are always curious as to how a couple ends up meeting – whether or not you believe in fate – it always seems to be perfectly timed and planned. These two met in college. Ariella’s freshman roommate and friend in college is his cousin. The two first met one weekend when Ariella went to visit her friend during college. It was a while before the two made it official by putting the “together” label on it though.
Equally important, we always want to know how the groom proposed! David and Ariella went to Florida for the weekend. Ariella is pretty positive the ring must have been burning a hole in David’s pocket because he did not even wait until she had put her suitcase down in the room to propose! “It was lovely though and it was nice to have the whole weekend to enjoy it,” Ariella said.
When I asked Ariella what her favorite moment from the wedding was, she said: “There are so many! My mom wrote a song about us to the tune of Taylor Swift’s ‘Story of Us.’ She printed out the words and had the whole wedding sing the chorus with her.”
You could tell they were really surrounded by family and friends who loved them and they even offer that as one of their pieces of advice to couples planning their weddings: it is important to remember that as much as this is one of the biggest days in your life (maybe the biggest so far), it is also one of the biggest days in the lives of your close family and friends. They will also have hopes and expectations for the day. People will tell you that it’s all about you but it’s really about you and the people you are closest too. Let that make it more special, not less.
As for us, two of our personal favorite moments of the wedding were the Jewish tradition of the Kabbalat Panim and the Horah. We love when couples’ intertwine their cultural roots an make their wedding all the more meaningful.
Okay, enough talk. Let’s move along to the photos! Enjoy!
It wouldn’t be a Jewish wedding without some horah dancing!
Venue | MA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY (GARDENS AT ELM BANK)
Wedding Coordinator | ELEGANCE AND GRACE WEDDINGS
Florist | ILA FLOWERS
Entertainment | GROOVIN YOU ENTERTAINMENT
Catering and Cake | MARGERY GUSSAK CATERING
Invitations | TOBY DONDIS
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