Thursday, March 22, 2007

Jennifer & Adam

Connie and I photographed our first ever vow renewal ceremony and reception on Sunday for Jennifer and Adam. They are such an amazing couple. After 6 years of marriage and their 2 year old son, Ethan, they decided to renew their vows to each other with a Jewish ceremony at Shearith Israel.

The major difference from a traditional wedding was that they weren't under the normal stress that most couples and families are. Questions like, "Do you have the rings?", weren't asked with cringed faces anticipating a poor response. Instead there was laughter, a lot of laughter, Florida basketball updates, direction-giving to lost relatives who somehow managed to circle all of Atlanta on I-285, Ethan running around during the ceremony, Rabbi Norry pouring shots of whiskey for everyone after the Ketubah (marriage contract) was signed, and the most beautiful vows I've ever heard. It's so amazing how years of marriage will change the types of promises made and the way that a couple will describe their love. It was apparent that their love has grown so much stronger since they were first married. Jen's vows were so beautiful that my eyes started to well up and I was forced to stop shooting for a moment so I could see.

Their dinner reception was at Muss & Turner's in Smyrna. Ryan Turner's beautiful restaurant was the perfect host to Jen and Adam's small gathering. The intimate ambiance, delicious food, and, from what I heard, great wine tasting all complemented the celebration for Jen and Adam.

Here are some of my favorite images.

walking down the isle...

... the Jewish tradition of the bride circling the groom seven times at the start of the ceremony

Ethan was having a blast running around while the ceremony took place....

...the celebration continued to Muss & Turner's

Click here to see their slideshow.

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