A Stunning Jewish Sunset Wedding Ceremony | Brittney & Zach
Brittney and Zach’s original wedding day plans changed like most couples this year but they decided to make the most of it and still move forward with their destination wedding in Charleston, SC. They had a beautiful traditional Jewish sunset ceremony and decided to hold their reception party at a later date.
When they first inquired with us we knew they were going to be fun pair! Their response to “Tell us your love story!” was so rememberable:
“It all started with a swipe…swipe right that is:) We met about 4 years ago and there hasn’t been a dull moment since. Seriously, not a day goes by where my cheeks don’t hurt from laughing at my now fiancé’s ridiculous “dad jokes”. Not only does this man make me laugh uncontrollably, but he’s also a hopeless romantic. We got engaged at the Atlanta Fox theater inside the Egyptian ballroom with our fave Frank Sinatra playing in the background. Needless to say I was speechless and completely blown away. Now, I knew he was up to something since the day started with a scavenger hunt of clues at all of our favorite spots around the city, so I wasn’t completely caught off guard but the day itself took my breath away. It was the PERFECT proposal”
It was a classic & absoutely stunning black tie ceremony! Brittney wore a stunning strapless ballgown with beautiful detailing on the front. The couple decided to do a first look inside the venue.
Right after Zach saw Brittney for the first time he got a little emotional, looked over at us and mouthed the words “I hit the jackpot”. * Cue all the “awwww’s !” *
Shortly after their first look we headed around downtown Charleston with a white vintage Rolls Royce for some newlywed couple images. Zach surprised Brittney with a personalized embroidery on his tux “lette vie avec toi est belle 9/12/20” which is French for “life with you is beautiful” along with their wedding date.
Once bridal party and family images were completed everyone headed inside to do the traditional Jewish Ketubah signing. It was a beautiful and emotional signing ceremony among immediate family and their Rabbi. The groom’s mother was too emotional with happy tears to finish her part of the reading and needed some assistance. We got a bit choked up too! It was such a sweet moment!
In a traditional Jewish sunset wedding ceremony the cocktail hour takes place before the ceremony. While guests arrived the bride and groom hung out inside the venue. They had a private first dance while Frank Sinatra played on the speakers and little did we know that while Tim was photographing the bride and groom Kailee was photographing the groom’s parents dancing to the same song at the same time during cocktail hour. We loved seeing that as we went through their images after the wedding!
The couple snuck out onto the balcony to get a peak at everyone enjoying cocktail hour before the ceremony began. The ceremony was filled with beautiful greenery and white florals on the Chuppah, string lights, light blue kippahs for the men and the traditional breaking of the glass. Once pronounced husband and wife they exited the ceremony with a fun petal toss. Their guests signed their white globe guestbook, watched them cut their cake and left the venue through celebratory sparklers!
Check out some of our favorites from their wedding day below!
xox Kai & Tim
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Photography: Kailee & Tim Shields; Kailee DiMeglio Photography
Venue: King Street Hospitality The Gadsden House
Planning & Coordination: King Street Hospitality
Rabbi: Scott Colbert
Florist: Pretty Petals of Charleston
Hair & Makeup: Ash & Co Bridal
Cake: ABCD cakes
Rentals: Ooh! Events
Ceremony Music: Beste Toparlak
Video:Southern Palms Studio
Lighting: Lowcountry Entertainment
Vintage Car: Low Country Valet
Film lab scans: The Find Lab