This Jewish wedding in Marbella is another of the great experiences that I fondly remember from my work as an international wedding photographer in Málaga.
Traditional Jewish weddings are full of rituals, which made this a very beautiful and a very special wedding. This international wedding was held at the Finca de la Concepción, undoubtedly one of the best places to get married in Marbella, an amazing villa ideal to get married in Spain.
For her big day, the bride got ready accompanied by some of her best friends at the H10 Andalucía Plaza Hotel Puerto Banús, in Marbella.
Kat, the bride, chose a white lace dress with a V-shaped neckline and finished her look with a classic pick up and the traditional veil. The touch of style to the look of the bride was given by the shoes: the fabulous Wifey by Sophia Webster.
Austin, the groom was super smart with a black suit, classic dress shoes and the traditional Jewish hat, the kippa. Once ready, we went to the Finca de la Concepción in Marbella where the wedding ceremony and the wedding dinner took place.
As I was saying, it was a wedding full of rituals and symbolism. First the groom made his entrance accompanied by his parents, then the flower kids, then the bridesmaids and finally, the bride on the arm of his father.
The wedding, as mandated by Jewish tradition, took place under the jupá, which acts as a bridal pallium that symbolizes the house that the couple will build and share once they are married.
It is tradition also that the bride, the kalá, circle the groom, the jatán, seven times; as seven are the days it took to build the world, these laps represent the construction of the new couple’s world.
Once the blessings of commitment (Kidushin) were made, the groom gave the ring to his fiancée, by which both officially became husband and wife and then proceeded to read the ketubah, the marriage contract, which is read in the text original in Aramaic. As you can see in the pictures, the ketubah is a signed document that has a careful design as it is usually preserved, framed and displayed at home.
The seven blessings (Sheva Brajot) are then performed on a second glass of wine. This wine is drunk again and then they broke the glass. The whole ceremony of this Jewish wedding in Marbella was enlivened by the violinist Quike Navarro.
When the wedding ceremony finished, an outdoor cocktail was held to celebrate the Seudá, the Jewish festive meal, in which apart from eating, many dances and juggling were performed as you can see in the wedding photos. They celebrate the link and “bring joy to the celebration”. It was also a very moving moment when the guests made their speeches, especially the ones that did the father of the bride, the father of the groom and the best man.
For the wedding photos of the newly wed we went to some of the most beautiful spots on the villa. After that, the wedding celebration started and with that, all the dancing and celebration of this very special wedding.
The lovely wedding decoration of this Jewish wedding in Marbella was made by Fiesta Sol and the careful floral wedding decoration was made by Unique, Roberto Silvosa.
Thank you to this lovely couple for choosing me to photograph their Jewish wedding in Marbella. It was quite a very nice experience and I am very happy with the result. If you want to get married in Marbella, contact me, I will be very happy to be your wedding photographer in Marbella.