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Monday, August 7

Yichud


sean, carey & the yichud guardians, canon digital rebel xt
(click image for larger view)

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

15 Comments:

Blogger Goddess of Leonie said...

SUCH beautiful photos dearheart...

what a blessed occassion!

thank you for sharing these sweet little moments of love...
really beautiful photos ;)

August 7, 2006 at 5:25:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ruby said...

i haven't heard of the "yichud" before; how beautiful!! glad to hear you had such a gorgeous weekend!

August 7, 2006 at 5:26:00 PM PDT  
Blogger b/sistersshoes said...

"And she said while swooning..."

Ahhhhhhh love

xxd

Great photo's Den :)

August 7, 2006 at 5:32:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Yolanda said...

Looks as though they had a lovely wedding.

August 7, 2006 at 8:02:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Stef said...

absolutely beautiful photos - what a treat!

August 7, 2006 at 9:31:00 PM PDT  
Blogger gkgirl said...

ahhhhhh...
now that is a beautiful
tradition...wow.

and you captured it well..

so beautiful.

August 8, 2006 at 4:33:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Jen said...

BEAUTIFUL photos. excellent composition! nice work :)

August 8, 2006 at 6:47:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Emily said...

ok, delurking here....

When I got married 5 years ago this week, the synagogue had a special room for the yichud. We got to eat our dinner and snuggle alone in there. It was the most special part of the whole day!

August 8, 2006 at 6:57:00 AM PDT  
Blogger deirdre said...

What a lovely tradition. They look so happy.

August 8, 2006 at 7:52:00 AM PDT  
Blogger liz elayne said...

so beautiful. this just fills my heart with such joy.

August 8, 2006 at 8:53:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous amystery said...

This is so beautiful and moving. You captured an amazing moment for these two. Thank you for sharing it, it lifted the fog on my day a bit.

August 8, 2006 at 9:47:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Romina Bacci said...

WHAT BEAUTIFUL, SWEET, ROMANTIC pictures!!

the last one is a.m.a.z.i.n.g,
the expression on her face....
you really captured their souls

another thing in my to-do-list:
-renewing vows in the beach!!
(and you taking the pictures girl!)

August 8, 2006 at 10:49:00 AM PDT  
Blogger a m y said...

great photos! how gorgeous!

August 8, 2006 at 11:02:00 AM PDT  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

how wonderful!

August 8, 2006 at 11:36:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Madeleine said...

i remeber when you showed us the photo of this couple before, and the look in their eyes was pure lightning bolts.

they look so happy and in love....i'm swooning.

i'd love to know what they were saying to one another to make her laugh!!

August 10, 2006 at 2:12:00 PM PDT  

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