Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY

I don’t think anyone could have prepared me for the roller coaster that is having three children.  As our third son’s due date was drawing nearer, we assumed that we would have everything under control, and everything - including our presence on social media and with blogging - would stay as consistent as it had been. As you can guess, that is not exactly what happened!  Three months later, though, we are back at it!

What better way to jump back into our blog then with this beautiful beach wedding! Talya and Michael took in the warmth and sunshine at the beach and you can see it in the glow on their faces. It’s no surprise that Spring, Summer and Fall weddings are favorites around here.  Although there is a magic to a winter wonderland wedding, give me Spring flowers, Summer sunshine and Fall foliage any day and I’m a happy camper!

Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Ring invitation reception
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Prep Makeup
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Prep Makeup
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Prep Letter
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Prep Makeup Gown
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Prep Gown
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Portraits
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Portraits
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Portraits
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Groom Portraits
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Groom Portraits
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Groom Portraits
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits Couple
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa
Talya and Michael's Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride and Groom Portraits family ceremony reception chuppah chuppa

Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

There were so many details and moments of Abby and Miles’ wedding day that made me wonder if I had walked into a fairytale. From the way everything looked, to the absolute magnificence of Abby’s gown, and most importantly- though it may sound cliche- Abby and Miles’ adoration for each other was so blindingly clear, it just seemed like a storybook love! Then there was the venue! Nicotra’s Ballroom, on its own, is an absolutely beautiful location, with gardens and gazebos, and the most wonderful staff.  What took it from beautiful to magical, though, was Varda Thurm and her incredible talent with the flowers from Jerusalem Florist. The ceremony room looked and felt like a garden, yet is in a permanent tent. It was decorated with magnificent flowers, and the Chuppah area was made to look like it was in middle of a forest, and it was all put together fresh that day! Varda was a powerhouse all through the day, keeping everything running smoothly and injecting everything with her incredibly creative mind. The entire wedding day, from the very first moment of preparation to the energetic dancing to the DJ at the very end, was an epic proclamation of Abby and Miles’ dedication and love for each other.  It was an honor to be there to capture it!

Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride prep makeup hair
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride prep hair makeup
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz groom prep father
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz groom prep suit tux
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride portraits
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride portraits
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride portraits
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz groom portraits
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Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom first look
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom first look portraits
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Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz groom walking down isle
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz groomsmen
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride walking down isle
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride walking down isle gown
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom ceremony chuppah
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom chuppah
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom ceremony chuppah
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Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom chuppah ceremony smashing the glass break
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz chuppah bride groom
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz groom father of the groom
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride father of the bride
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom married chuppah
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz dancing bride groom
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride dancing
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz dancing groom
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz groom dancing
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz dancing
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz dancing
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz dancing
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz  dancing
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz wedding cake
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom cake
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Abby and Miles' Modern Jewish Wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz

Wedding Team:

Venue - Nicotra’s Ballroom
Event Planner - Varda Thurm
Flowers - Jerusalem Florist
Music - Aaron Teitelbaum
Food - Michael Schick
Video - Creative Image Productions
Photo - Chaim Schvarcz, Yehuda Joffe, Lin Pernille

Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY

It is not often that I manage to get a blog post out a few days after I have photographed a wedding, but I am so glad I managed with this one! Yoey and Aaron got married just a few days ago, on Memorial Day, at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor. I have captured a bunch of weddings at this venue, and the beautiful ceremony area never ceases to amaze me! Anthony’s Pier 9 transformed part of their venue into a rainforest-jungle-gardenesque space with trees and waterfalls, it is really something special.  What I did not know about, until this wedding, was that there is a wonderful park called Plum Point Park right near the hall, and we thoroughly enjoyed taking some beautiful photos there!

Yoey and Aaron were the sweetest couple to capture, full of personality yet relaxed enough to go with the flow of the portraits, which allowed for some really spectacular moments captured! These two definitely enjoyed every moment of their special day, right up until the very end.  After all of the usual wedding moments, ceremony, eating and dancing, the evening ended off with an epic dance party. DJ Ben Black, who is married to Aaron’s mother, DJ’d this awesome part of the wedding, which included incredible music, a dancing robot-smoke machine, and amazing dancing.  What a way to end a really incredible wedding day!

Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Gown Dress Flowers Portraits
Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz Bride Portraits flowers gown outdoors
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Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz groom suit portraits
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Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz groom family portraits
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Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom chuppah ceremony
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Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz smashing the glass chuppah ceremony
Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom dancing
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Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride dancing
Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride dancing
Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz dancing
Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz dancing groom
Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz dancing loud music
Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz mother son groom dance
Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom dance
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Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom dancing
Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom dancing
Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom dancing
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Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Yoey and Aaron's Memorial Day Modern Jewish Wedding at Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY Photos by Chaim Schvarcz bride groom dancing

The Wedding Team:

Event Planner- Yoey Sacks - The bride!
Venue and Food- Anthony’s Pier 9
Photography - Chaim Schvarcz and David Zimand
Florist- Flowers by David Anthony
Musical Entertainment - Rhythm 5 with Avrami Cohen
Videography - Halo Studios
Hair Stylist - Katy Kelly
Makeup Artist - Alana Schmidt
Gown Designer - Maggie Sottero

Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey

Every wedding that I have photographed elicits a different feeling, when thinking back on it.  Some have one steady energy all the way through, like a constant stream of excitement.  Others are a wave of different emotions, varying hour by hour, and I can recall feeling them all.

Josh and Michelle’s wedding triggers a deep warmth, a feeling of devotion.  Their wedding was one of the most stirring I have photographed, if only because of how deeply you could see and feel the love that the two of them share.  

The ‘first look’ on the wedding day is always a personal favorite, and this one was no exception. Josh and Michelle could not stop gazing at each other, reveling in the fact that their wedding day was finally here, and they could begin their lives together at last. When it was time for the Chuppah ceremony, it felt as though their emotions reached an apex.  It was hard to keep my eyes dry as I watched Josh and his father share a deep and heartfelt moment.  When Josh smashed the glass, he and Michelle embraced, and there was a collective sigh from everyone watching, witnessing the beginning of this great love story.

Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Prep
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Ring, Detail, Bride, Shoes
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bridal Shoes
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Groom, Prep
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Groom Portraits
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride Portraits
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride Portraits
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride Portraits
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride Portraits
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride Portraits
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Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride and Groom Portraits, First Look
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride and Groom Portraits, First Look
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride and Groom Portraits, First Look
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride and Groom Portraits, First Look
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride and Groom Portraits, First Look
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride and Groom Portraits, First Look
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride and Groom Portraits, First Look
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Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Bedeken, Groom
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Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Chuppah
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Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Chuppah, Bride Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Chuppah, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Chuppah, Bride, Groom
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Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Dancing, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Dancing, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Dancing, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Dancing, Bride, Groom
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Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Dancing, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom

The Wedding Team

Venue: Congregation Keter Torah
Photography: Chaim Schvarcz and David Zimand
Videography: Creative 1080
Caterer: Main Event
Florist: Papaya Events
Gown Designer: Hayley Paige
Musical Entertainment: Neshama
 

Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY

Judaism is full of a variety of religious views, traditions, interpretations and origins, each beautiful and respected in its own way. Jewish weddings, no matter how religious, will always contain some form of tradition.  Having a Chuppah, signing a Ketubah, smashing the glass, and so many other traditions, small and large, can add up to a very meaningful and personal wedding experience.

Sam and her family are Ashkenazi Jews, Yishai’s family are Sephardic Persian Jews, and some of their traditions could not be more different.  The melding of these two families and their customs made this wedding as distinctive as it could be, and even more beautiful to watch and be a part of.

Yishai and Sam are so easygoing and kind to each other and everyone around them.  They are personable and fun, and they spent their time not just welcoming their guests, but entertaining them, in the relaxed and humorous way that they seem to take on life.  I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of photographing their wedding, and I believe that all of the joy and love between these two comes through in every photo.

Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Prep, Bride Prep
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Rings, Engagement Ring
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Wedding Gown, Bridal Bouquet

This beautiful and detailed dress was handmade by the bride and her mother, together. How amazing is that?

Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Portrait
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride Portrait, Shoes
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride Portrait, Shoes

These shoes give a small look into Sam's personality.  Fun, different and not afraid to stand out-in the most awesome way! I knew to expect my wife to ask me where these shoes were from immediately upon seeing these photos. Just as I was not surprised when she asked, she was not surprise to hear that I had no idea.

Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bridal Party, Bridesmaids
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Groom, Prep
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Groom Portrait
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Groom Portraits
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Groom, Bedeken
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bedeken
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom, Bedeken
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom, Bedeken
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Groom, Chuppah
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom, Chuppah

I absolutely love the outdoor Chuppah at Crest Hollow Country Club.  It makes you feel like you are standing in your own secret garden.

Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom, Chuppah
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Chuppah
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom, Chuppah
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom, Chuppah, Dancing
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom, Dancing

This was actually my favorite moment of the day.  According to Sephardic tradition, a groom greets his bride on her way to the Chuppah, and together they walk the rest of the way.  Yishai didn't stop there.  He danced his way to Sam, and together, they danced toward the Chuppah, and towards the rest of their lives.

Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom, Chuppah
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom, Chuppah
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, New York Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom, Chuppah
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, New York Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom, Chuppah
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, New York Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride Groom
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom, Wedding Dancing
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom, Wedding Dancing
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Dancing
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom, Dancing
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Grooom, Dancing
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom, Dancing
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Groom Dancing
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom, Wedding Cake
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom, First Dance
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom, First Dance
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Father of the Bride, Father Daughter Dance
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Father of the Bride, Father Daughter Dance
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Dancing
Sam and Yishai’s Modern Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Mother of the Bride

You know it's a good night when the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom are dancing (and drinking) together!


The Wedding Team:

Venue: Crest Hollow Country Club
Photography: Chaim Schvarcz and
Caterer: New Star Caterers
Music: Nafshenu Orchestra
Gown: Handmade by the Bride + Mom
Flowers: Fran Campbell
Hair: April Hillis from April and Company
Makeup: Bride + Bridal Party