Omni William Penn Wedding

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I absolutely love Jewish weddings.  There is such a marvelous energy – you can feel it in the atmosphere.  Following suit, Andrea and Michael’s Omni William Penn wedding was a wonderful whirlwind of a day.  From the bedeken and signing of the ketubah on through the ceremony and reception it was non-stop action.  The landmark art deco Urban Room at the Omni William Penn provided an elegant and timeless atmosphere.

My friend Annie O’Neill joined me again and made some amazing pictures.  I’m so grateful to be able to work with such a talented friend – it pushes me even harder to be as good of a photographer as I can be.

Bedeken and Ketubah

Andrea’s mom and Michael’s mom escort Andrea to the bedeken:

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Michael shares a laugh with the rabbi while signing the ketubah.

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Andrea’s sister wishes her well.

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Michael arrives escorted by his dad (left) and Andrea’s dad.

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Andrea’s dad gives her a kiss.  What a lovely, emotion-filled moment.

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Michael puts the veil over Andrea’s head.

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Ceremony in the Monongahela Room

Michael is a really smart guy.  He works with artificial intelligence, so the greeter outside of the ceremony was computer generated.  Nice bow tie.

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Andrea joins Michael beneath the chuppah.

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The glass is broken – Mazel Tov!

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Portraits

Being a winter wedding, it was cold and snowy outside.  So we went down to the beautiful hotel lobby for some portraits.

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Reception in the Urban Room

Andrea and Michael join the reception.

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The Horah is my favorite part of the reception.  I love the expressions on the folks being lifted in the chairs.

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The couple sits as their friends dance around them.

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Andrea’s niece made a jump rope out of napkins and showed off her skills!

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First dance.

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Towards the end, their parents joined in.

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Andrea dances with her dad while Michael and his parents look on.

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Michael dances with his mom.

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So there you have it.  Another great Omni William Penn wedding! Here’s another winter wedding you’ll enjoy.