Epic! There is no better way to describe Cindy and Ryan’s rock ‘n’ roll-themed wedding. The wedding had everything, right down to the VIP passes to show you to your table. It was a night to remember for all who attended!
As I got to know Ryan and Cindy, it was clear that they shared a very special connection. As we met throughout the year leading up to the wedding, we would share stories. Several dealt with the craziness that comes with planning a wedding. Others dealt with the general craziness of life. As we talked, their strength and love for each other showed. You could tell that they relied on each other and worked as a team to tackle whatever life threw at them.
Cindy was an absolutely stunning bride.
Following Jewish tradition, Cindy, Ryan and a few witnesses signed a ketubah. A ketubah is a symbolic “marriage contract”. I had the incredible honor of being one of their witnesses.
The wedding was held at the beautiful Durham Arts Council in downtown Durham. I love how bright and open this place is.
There was a chance of rain all day. As the ceremony was wrapping up, I could see the dark clouds moving in. I may or may not have done a little rain dance. Thank goodness it held off just long enough for us to snap a few bridal party photos.
Love this idea!
Another fabulous Jewish wedding tradition is the performance of the Hora dance. The couple is lifted up into the air on chairs as their guests dance around them.
In case you ever need to know how to tie a real bow tie, this guy is giving lessons.
This photo makes me so happy. What movie am I thinking of?
When we sat down with Ryan and Cindy to go over what they were looking for in terms of photography, Cindy brought up this “crazy” idea. Would we be able to create a photo booth-type setup that could fit their rock ‘n’ Roll theme and have a photographer stationed there for a little while to take photos? They had the props. We had the backdrops and lights. The result was awesome!
Cindy and Ryan, it was a pleasure and an honor to be a part of your big day! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!