The day Jenna Nadelman and Blake Esrechowitz chose to celebrate their union, started with the hint of celebrations chiming in the wind. Everything about this day was special. Excitement and anticipation was creeping in to the toes of everyone about to share this Kiddushin – the jewish word for Betrothal ceremony.
I started the day with Blake and his 14 groomsmen over at Zevenwacht Estate. The strong brotherly bond between all these men was really something incredible to witness. Most of them childhood friends supporting and celebrating their friend’s glorious day.
I then made my way to the most beautiful, most calm and caring bride, Jenna. The girls chatting, laughing and getting excited for the big event.The first tradition was the Bedeken Ceremony. An age old jewish unveiling ceremony. After spending a week apart without any verbal contact, the groom and bride see each other for the first time before the wedding ceremony. This is where the groom lifts the veil of his most beautiful bride to make sure, that he will indeed be marrying his love.
I had so much fun experiencing all the traditions that were to follow – the breaking of the glass, seeing most beauitful Chuppa made by the groom’s mom, under which they recited the seven blessings. The hora dances were possibly the most fun I’ve experienced at a wedding! My goodness! So much excitement, love, laughter and emotions!This was certainly a wedding I’ll remember for years to come! Loved every second of it.
To Blake & Jenna – MAZEL TOV!
To all the amazing vendors who contributed to this very special celebration: Thank you!
Cinematographers and story tellers: Latsky Multi Media
Hair & Make-up: Vanessa Kroeger
Groom Prep: Zevenwacht Estate
Ceremony: Blydschap Farm
Entertainers: Larry Soffer Magician & Mentalist
Amazing Sound and Lighting: Legacy of Sound
Decor: Something Borrowed