The Riverview | Connecticut Wedding Photography | Rachel and Danny

Rachel and Danny were married at The Riverview in Simsbury, Connecticut this May. They had a beautiful day, surrounded by so much love and emotion. It was a photographer's dream come true! They incorporated some of their Jewish traditions into the day, as well as some gorgeous, classic details.

Details :: Ceremony and Reception Venue - The Riverview | Florist - Dragonfly Event, Marcy Green | Band - Big City Band | Ceremony Musicians - Golden Scroll Soloists | Wedding Favors - Carman Brook Farms (Maple Syrup) and Admire Design (Tags) | Paper Products - Admire Design | Wedding Dress Designer - Anna Maier, Ulla-Maija Couture | Bride's Jewelry - Earrings by Kate Spade | Wedding Bands - Boston Platinum | Bride's Shoes - Jimmy Choo | Hair Stylist - Christina Fiore | Makeup Artist - Naomi's Studio and Salon, Stephanie Mesmer | Bridesmaid's Dresses - Lela Rose | Groom's Suit - Vera Wang | Videographer - MV Film Productions

Bride and Groom Portrait
Anna Maier Wedding Dress, Jimmy Choo Wedding Shoes, Judith Leiber Purse
Bride getting ready on her wedding day

I mentioned all of the emotion shown during the day already and the photo below is a great example. I love Rachel's Mom's reaction when she sees Rachel in her dress for the first time.

Bride's Mother's reaction to Bride in her wedding dress

Rachel and Danny decided to do a first look. This is when the bride and groom see each other for the first time before the ceremony. A first look gives the bride and groom time to do all of their portraits beforehand so they can immediately join the party after the ceremony!

Bride and Groom's first look on their wedding day

How amazing is Rachel's one shoulder dress? Love this lacy detail!

Anna Maier Wedding Dress detail and bride's bouquet from Dragonfly Event
Wedding Party Portrait on The Flower Bridge
Bride and Groom Portrait on The Flower Bridge
Blue and White bridesmaid bouquet and Groomsmen detail

Rachel and Danny signed the Ketubah before the ceremony, which was one of many Jewish traditions they honored during their wedding day. I love quiet moments like these where only the bride's and groom's closest friends and relatives are surrounding them and supporting them to witness this beautiful part of the day.

Ketubah signing at wedding

Then Rachel and Danny left each others sides so that Rachel could take part in the time honored tradition of the Tisch. Here Rachel is celebrated by her friends and family while she waits for Danny to come to her.

Bride tisch at wedding

Danny's friends and family marched down the hall, singing and clapping, to bring Danny to his bride.

Bride Tisch wedding
Groom Tisch wedding

Finally, they were off to begin the traditional wedding ceremony under the Huppah...

Wedding ceremony flowers, huppah, program and kiddush cup
Jewish wedding ceremony at The Riverview in Connecticut
Jewish wedding ceremony at The Riverview in Connecticut
Jewish wedding ceremony at The Riverview in Connecticut
Jewish wedding ceremony at The Riverview in Connecticut
Jewish wedding ceremony at The Riverview in Connecticut and breaking of the glass
Jewish wedding ceremony at The Riverview in Connecticut
Bride and Mom portrait at the wedding
Wedding reception details, centerpieces, cake, maple syrup favors and placecards
Bride and Groom first dance at The Riverview in Connecticut

One final and super fun Jewish tradition, the Hora, had everyone dancing and laughing.

Hora at a Jewish wedding reception at The Riverview in Connecticut
Hora at a Jewish wedding reception at The Riverview in Connecticut
Dancing at a Jewish wedding reception at The Riverview in Connecticut
Night portrait of a bride and groom at The Riverview in Connecticut

Congratulations to Rachel and Danny! Thank you for asking me to be part of your amazing wedding day!