April 8, 2022
Everyone in the room was singing their hearts out.
Sam was waiting at the front table smiling as big as ever, singing the loudest and the Ketubah was right next to him, laying on the table waiting to be signed.
The energy was electric!
The love in the air was intoxicating and the support from their community was unflappable!
And then Amanda walked in….
Everyone turned, the smiles grew wider, the singing got louder, the love felt even bigger! Sam’s eyes never left Amanda as she walked towards him. Amanda looked like she was floating on love and joy as she made her way to Sam.
So much love. So much admiration and so much warmth. I started crying immediately!
As I witnessed them signing their Ketubah, I took a quick peek around at all the faces that made up their world. And I was in awe. Every single person there had a twinkle in their eye as if they were watching their best friend getting married. Every single person there had such an intimate and strong relationship with Amanda and Sam that it filled the room with a life of its’ own. But that is just Amanda and Sam for you. Two people who love with all their hearts. Two people who give with everything they have and two people who make an incredible couple that touch so many peoples lives.
You could tell that this wasn’t just any wedding day, this was Amanda’s and Sam’s wedding day! They put their love and soul into every decision, every detail and every moment. All they wanted to do was celebrate their love and commitment to one another with their friends and family and let me just say it was a CELEBRATION!! With the help of Arielle Davis and EBE’s Band, Rio, the party never stopped! Amanda and Sam were on the dance floor, hand in hand, surrounded by their family and friends, living their best lives the entire night and I couldn’t be more happy for them!!
Amanda and Sam, you touched my heart in a way I cannot even begin to express. I am so honored to not only call myself your wedding photographer and your new friend but also a long lost relative (for everyone else reading this, Amanda and I found out when we first started talking about wedding photography that we are actually related! How lucky am I?)! I feel lucky that photography has brought us together and I cannot wait to see where life takes you two!!
My blessing and wish for you is that you always feel the love and the support from one another and your community that you did on your wedding day and that you never stop dancing!!! Cheers to you Amanda and Sam, love, happiness and health until 120 +!!!
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Temple Beth Sholom
Videographer: Allure Films | @allurefilms
Live Painter: Aliyana Gewirtzman | @aliyanagee
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I'm Yael, an award winning wedding photographer based out of South Jersey serving fun loving, warm hearted, madly in love couples who want to be totally present, cherish every moment of their wedding day and walk away with photos that make them feel the magic each and every time they see their wedding photos.