Robin and Ilan

A Whimsical Whirlwind Wedding

This wedding was a bit of a mystery to me. The mother of the groom booked me online from Toronto, and I didn’t meet Robin and Ilan until the day before the wedding when they came to town. Upon meeting them, I learned that the bride indeed was very low-maintenance (as her mom had assured me via email), they had no wedding party, their friends and family were really down to earth, and that this was going to be a really fun Jewish wedding with two really long crazy horahs! What’s not to love about that?

The day was a whirlwind of excitement rich with authentic Jewish traditions; Orthodox Canadian style. We had a blast trying to keep up and capture it all!

We loved working with Shelly from Blue Sky Films, the staff of Dahan Catering, the rockin’ band Kol Chayim Orchestra and the Newton White Mansion. What a fabulous day!

-AR and DSS

Robin’s flowers were so pretty and simple; a felt button flower or two, created by Megan Hunt, nestled into each group of white gerber daisies.

Robin looked gorgeous lounging on this chair!

Here is David’s shot from another angle!

The B&G greeted their guests in separate rooms during the Kabbalat Panim.

Robin dresses Ilan in a ceremonial robe…

…while Ilan veils his bride during the “Bedecken.”

The horahs were totally insane …. after about 15 minutes they morphed into a conga line, then onto cheerleading, charades and body surfing!

Second horah action by David!

Ilan’s cousin’s toast was outrageous and so belittling. (Oy! What a schmuck!)

The boys enjoying cigars and a fine array of whiskey.

Dave’s take on the aforementioned whiskey selection. Nice!

Andy Sheldon - Great shots. Looking forward to the whole collection. While giving credit, we should mention the excellent band, Kol Chayim.
April 5, 2009 – 11:45 AM

Amy Sheldon - I would say the horahs became viral – possibly the best horahs ever (IMHO).

Can’t wait to see all the other shots.
April 5, 2009 – 12:10 PM

Amy Sheldon - Oh and a correction – the shot labeled "the B&G greet their guests during the yichud" should be "the B&G greet their guests during the Kabbalat Panim".
April 5, 2009 – 12:11 PM

Yoni (the ocusin) - I have to assume you’re not trying to be punny with the use of the term "belittling" in my speech….same for schmuck!

I could have used that line – where were you when I was thinking about the toast?
April 7, 2009 – 12:50 AM

princess lasertron - Hi there! I’m Megan and I designed the felt flowers in Robin’s bouquet. I was wondering if I could have permission to use your photos in a post on my webpage, giving you full credit?
April 17, 2009 – 6:00 AM

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