Wedding Photographer Hertfordshire – Hunton Park – Christian Catholic and Jewish Wedding
Rachel and Vincent got married at Hunton Park in Watford Hertfordshire, a fantastic location with incredible architecture and relaxing country setting, just a dream spot for any wedding photographer Hertfordshire. As a London wedding photographer I was satisfied with how easy it was to reach it.
I am always pleased to be asked to photograph a wedding, but I was especially excited to be invited to photograph Rachel and Vincent’s interfaith Catholic / Jewish wedding at Hunton Park in Watford Hertfordshire.
It was the most beautiful day which started out with the groom and his family and friends getting ready in Golders Green. The Catholic ceremony was held in St. Edward the Confessor Church in London. Afterwards the wedding ceremony moved to Hunton Park in Watford Hertfordshire where the Jewish wedding ceremony was held. The ceremony took place under the Chuppah, as is traditional in Jewish weddings. The couple were given a brand new wine glass out of which they shared a sip of wine. The guests then shouted “Mazel Tov!” while the groom smashed the glass by stamping on it. For obvious reasons, the glass was wrapped up before being smashed. Let’s be honest, Jewish weddings are known for their dancing. If there’s one thing that most non-Jewish guests know about a Jewish wedding, it’s that someone is going to be lifted on a chair and there’s going to be some crazy dancing – The Horah. I really enjoyed it as a photographer and as a witness, I adored this part of a Jewish wedding. It was a hundred miles per hour, there was always ten things you could be capturing.
The Torah commands Jewish people to: “Love your fellow as yourself; show cheerfulness and love to others on their most special day so they can be happy; and celebrate in their joy as though it was your own.” This words describe really well the experience of this day. Please see my photos from this beautiful wedding celebration.
Congratulations Rachel and Vincent and thank you for choosing Shamack Photography to be your Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer.