sean, carey & the yichud guardians, canon digital rebel xt
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I learned much about Jewish traditions while helping Sean & Carey coordinate their wedding. The one I fell in love with most was the Yichud.
The "Yichud" is a respected moment in time immediately after the ceremony where the Bride & the Groom escape to a place of quiet which allows them to gaze into one another's eyes and reflect on the moment they just shared together. A time to meditate on each other and the escalation of their senses.
People that are blood related are chosen to guard this sacred moment so that they can marinate in it alone without distraction.
I caught a moment through the window of the building because I knew they would want it captured. Then I quietly walked away and had my own moment of meditation and reflection on one of the most touching ceremonies I have ever been blessed to witness:
vows, canon digital rebel xt