Paramount EventSpace

Paramount EventSpace offers an outstanding wedding experience. Their event packages are completely customizable. For this reason, Paramount EventSpace itself is a blank canvas for any event. And this couple transformed the venue into a beautiful Jewish wedding with a little heavy metal music mixed in. The music was perfect for this groom’s personality. He walked down the aisle to a metal/ballad cover of Blink 182’s Small Things. The traditional Hora was set to a death metal song I couldn’t even recognize. Even the table numbers were labeled by his favorite bands.

The groom also happened to be a photo enthusiast. He had big plans for an outdoor photo session with his bride and friends. However, due to the rainy day, the majority of their photos moved indoors.

Jewish Wedding

Ceremony

Like a cake, the basic ingredients of a Jewish wedding stay the same. But everyone has their own personal take on the recipe. The foundations include the Ketubah, ring exchange and the seven blessings. The Ketubah is a signed and witnessed marriage contract. The ring represents an exchange of something of value. And the seven blessings each thank God in a different way.

There are so many variations to this structure. For example, when I work more conservative Jewish Orthodox weddings, they have a Tisches. This is a separate pre-party before the ceremony where the men and women celebrate separately. This couple had a bedecken. It’s a veiling ceremony where the groom veils his bride before the ceremony begins. The ceremony itself happens in a chuppah. Traditionally family members hold up the Chuppah, however in this case the family was too big. And an equally big chuppah would be too heavy to hold up.

While the first kiss would normally be the highlight of most western ceremonies, with Jewish weddings it is the breaking of the glass. The breaking of the glass serves as a reminder of all the struggles Jewish people have faced in the past. It’s loud noise also serves to scare away any demons who may be lingering over the wedding day. This is very similar to Greeks breaking plates, or Muslims making their war cry.

Reception

The reception is often kicked up with a group dance. The couple dances with their families in large circles slowly working their way through the crowd. The highlight of this event is the famous chair lift. The bride and groom each sit in a chair lifted by their family members. This particular couple opted out of this tradition but still participated in dancing throughout the night. The bride will also be a bridesmaid at a wedding I’ll photography next year.

The second shooter for this wedding was Michelle Paquot.

 

happy bride prep
bride prep details
bride prep all dressed
first look at Paramount EventSpace
first look at Paramount EventSpace
formal wedding portrait at Paramount EventSpace
happy bride at Paramount EventSpace
under the veil at Paramount EventSpace
wedding couple at Paramount EventSpace
bride and groom at Paramount EventSpace
wedding couple at Paramount EventSpace
wedding couple at Paramount EventSpace
bride and groom at Paramount EventSpace
groomsmen at Paramount EventSpace
bridesmaids at Paramount EventSpace
bridesmaids at Paramount EventSpace
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bridal party at Paramount EventSpace
groom's family portrait
bride's family portrait
bride with flower girl
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flower girls and ring boy
groom and ring boy at Paramount EventSpace
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wedding reception decor
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