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Jessica and Derek’s Beth Shalom Jewish Wedding is FILLED with significance and moments I’ll never forget. When I got home, I shared with my wife Jaime how special it was. If you look closely at their photos, you’ll see so many looks, glances and candid realness. This is a couple in love. This is a couple who were formed by their family and friends who are there celebrating with them. The result? PURE JOY. Every single part of their day they are present and living in.
Their wedding planner (none other than the amazing Natalie Berger) is seasoned and established. She knew what vendors to work with to make it fully Jessica and Derek. There is something so significant about a Jewish Marriage celebration. Jewish weddings take place on Sunday’s and often times, the receptions take place in the synagogue as well. Beth Shalom is a gorgeous place — for both the ceremony and the reception! We had a blast taking photos, during the first look and more. Check out Derek’s reaction to seeing Jess for the first time — it’s priceless. 🙂
I am especially grateful that Jessica took the time to leave the review below —
Dray was incredible and his brother Aaron too! They were easy to work with and extremely communicative. The photos we’ve seen so far all look beautiful! They made us feel comfortable, and we would strongly recommend them as a photographer for anyone in the area!!-Jessica (the bride)
Beth Shalom Jewish Wedding Vendors
Photography: Steven Dray
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Congregation Beth Shalom
Event Planner: Natalie Berger
Florist: Ronna Levin- Squirrel Hill Flower Shop
Wedding Dress Designer: Allure Couture
Wedding Dress Boutique: Max Bridal
Hairstylist Name: Studio E
Make-up Artist Name: Lisa Johnson
Paper Goods Company: Steve Schwartz