Jewish Wedding Photographer Harrogate | Old Swan hotel | Part Two
Jewish Wedding Photographer Harrogate. Part Two! So, at the end of Part One Dalya & Josh were danced and sung down the hallways of The Old Swan Hotel to sign the marriage register. I joined them for this and then left them to have some time alone together. Meanwhile my lovely assistant Bhavna was capturing the guests enjoying a drink in the gardens.
I documented the rest of the day solo, staring with some portraits of Dalya & Josh in the early evening sunshine. We then whipped through a few family line ups and I nipped inside to photograph the ballroom set up for the wedding breakfast and the evening reception.
Dalya & Josh got the party started with a confetti gun entrance and then the Israeli dancing (Round 1!) began. It was madness! Completely standard for Jewish wedding, but I had never seen such a packed dance floor! It was amazing to see so many people join in and create so much mayhem and noise. After a while everyone took their seats for the Father of The Bride speech, and the wedding breakfast. Then there was Israeli dancing Round 2 where things got even crazier before Josh’s brother, Dalya’s best friends. and then Josh himself gave some very funny and moving speeches.
Once the speeches and blessings were done Dalya & Josh got up for their “first” dance (probably not the right expression here since they’d been dancing for hours :-D) and soon beckoned everyone else to join them I stayed to capture yet more dance floor action and then left them to party the night away (which I’ve no doubt they did in spades!).
Enormous thank you to Dalya & Josh and their families for trusting me to document such a special day. And to Bhavna for her second shooting skillz, and Juliet Shenderey of Shenderey Events – wedding planner extraordinaire! – for keeping the day running smoothly. If you’re looking for a photographer for your Jewish wedding at The Old Swan, or anywhere else for that matter, please do get in touch! x