Lucy and Benjamin’s wedding at Exeter synagogue was our first time experiencing a Jewish ceremony and we really enjoyed the experience. It’s always fascinating to find out about the wedding traditions of different cultures and religions! Lucy and Benjamin’s day was a wonderful mix of tradition and warm, down to earth family spirit.
Lucy is originally from Australia and Benjamin’s family have roots in France, and it was a privilege to be there to document their family and friends coming together from all over the world to share this special moment with them. We loved their cake, which was decorated with a cute French cockerel and Australian kookaburra, a quirky nod to the couple’s roots!
We were very impressed by Lucy’s wedding ring – Ben, an engineer by trade, designed and crafted it himself by reverse engineering Lucy’s grandmother’s ring! The ring was 3D scanned, printed and then cast in platinum. Overall, this made it oefinitely one of the most unique and special wedding rings we’ve had the pleasure of photographing!
After the ceremony at the synagogue in Exeter, we whisked them away to Rougemont Gardens for a quick portrait shoot before heading on to the reception at the Exeter Guildhall.
The natural, genuine emotion and happiness these two showed throughout the day was incredibly touching and we wish them all the best for their new life together!
Here are some of our personal favourite images from the day. We hope to get more opportunities to photograph Jewish weddings in the future!