Ruth + Ben | Married!! | St. Andrew Orthodox Church

It was such an honor to photograph Ruth and Ben on the day they married each other. It was the type of day that I just love to photograph: a couple truly in love, in an intimate gathering of close friends and family to witness and celebrate their sacred ceremony.

There are several symbolic actions in orthodox ceremonies. The candles that Ruth and Ben held to symbolize their spiritual willingness to receive Christ. There are the crowns which are “signs of the glory and honor with which God crowns the couple during the sacrament. Some interpret the crowns…to refer to the crowns of martyrdom since every true marriage involves immeasurable self-sacrifice on both sides”. There is the “common cup of life [which] denotes the mutual sharing of joy and sorrow, the token of a life of harmony.”

 

orthodox wedding_0004PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0002PINIMAGEorthodox wedding_0003PINIMAGE

The wedding day, July 14, 2013:

orthodox wedding_0012PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0009PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0008PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0007PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0013PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0019PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0011PINIMAGE Red lipstick bridesmaidPINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0015PINIMAGE Alure Salon makeup artistPINIMAGEAlure Salon makeup artistPINIMAGE Hairspray on makeupPINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0021PINIMAGE | Eyelashes |PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0022PINIMAGE

orthodox wedding_0023PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0024PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0025PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0026PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0027PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0028PINIMAGE

orthodox wedding_0040PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0042PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0044PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0046PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0045PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0047PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0048PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0049PINIMAGEorthodox wedding_0050PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0052PINIMAGEorthodox wedding_0051PINIMAGE St. Andrew Orthodox Church, Lexington KYPINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0053PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0054PINIMAGEorthodox wedding_0058PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0056PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0057PINIMAGE wedding colors yellow turqiosePINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0060PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0061PINIMAGE

orthodox wedding_0036PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0035PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0038PINIMAGE

orthodox wedding_0030PINIMAGE Hunt Morgan House wedding receptionPINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0031PINIMAGEHunt Morgan House wedding receptionPINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0078PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0076PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0077PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0064PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0075PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0081PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0067PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0066PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0068PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0069PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0079PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0070PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0071PINIMAGE

orthodox wedding_0073PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0072PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0074PINIMAGE orthodox wedding_0080PINIMAGE

Venue: St. Andrew Orthodox Church, Lexington

Reception: Hunt Morgan House, Lexington

Back to TopEMAILPOSTFacebookPOSTTweetPOSTSubscribe