Our lovely guest blogger, Naomi of GENERATIONS videostories, has one more amazing clip to share with you!
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Jen and Aaron were both doctors who met in Boston while in medical school. Jen was from New Orleans, where her father was the rabbi of the largest Jewish temple in the city. Originally, their fairy-tale wedding was to have been held in New Orleans; but when their carefully planned celebration (and their deposits!) had been swept away by hurricane Katrina, they decided to go ahead as scheduled. Their wedding was relocated to The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, where over one hundred of their friends and family from all over the world convened for a fabulous weekend celebration.
White roses from Winston’s decorated every room, from flower-laden chuppah at the Brookline Temple where Jen’s father officiated the ceremony to the cocktail and buffet tables at the reception. The groom, who looked as comfortable in tails as in a t-shirt, helped his dad and all his groomsmen tie perfect bow-ties. Sacramental kiddush cups were brought to be used during the ceremony – one had come all the way from Europe from a grandparent, and one from New Orleans with Jen’s father. Aaron wore the same yarmulke his father had worn on his wedding day, and was married with his late grandfather’s enormous wedding ring. Jen had a patch of lace from her mom’s wedding gown sewn into the underskirt of her new gown.
This whole family was fabulous on camera: Everyone was full of stories about the couple, the day, the courtship, marriage… it couldn’t have been better. Aaron, for all his tie-and-tails sophistication, was one of the funniest grooms we had ever met. Throughout the reception, he swigged on his own personal bottle of bubbly. Everyone cried and laughed on camera within inhibition.