Jewish Wedding Photography Harrogate at The Old Swan Hotel | Dalya & Josh | Part One!
Jewish Wedding Photography Harrogate. Dalya & Josh were married at The Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate on a sunny Sunday in September. This was my first Jewish wedding and I absolutely LOVED it. All of it! Dalya & Josh’s friends and family were so welcoming, and the whole day was full of noise, laughter, and just so much emotion. It was wonderful to see and an honour to capture.
I spent the morning with Dalya and her mum and sister getting ready at the hotel, and then followed them down to wait for the Bedecken. The wonderful Bhavna Barratt was assisting me for the first part of the day, so she joined Josh and the men for the Ketubah signing whilst I was with the girls. Then we dashed into the Grand Ballroom to catch Josh and his parents walking down the aisle to the Chuppa, followed by each of the grandparents, and finally Dalya and her parents. The Chuppa itself was a thing of beauty, constructed from silver birch trees and decorated with garlands and pomanders of gypsophila.
Once the glass was broken, Dalya & Josh had their first kiss as husband and wife, and then all heck broke loose with family and friends crowding around the newlyweds to congratulate them. Hugging, tears, smiles, laughter and just, NOISE! It was so different to the ceremonies I’m used to, and I loved being able to just jump right in and photograph it all. Then the signing and dancing started and everyone piled out and down the hallway so that Dalya & Josh could sign the legal documents and have some time alone together, whilst the guests headed off to enjoy some drinks and canapés in the garden.
And that’s where Part One finishes. Stay tuned for Part Two! x