Joyful Same-Sex Orthodox Jewish Wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club

I’ve been to countless Jewish weddings and many same-sex weddings, but this was the first gay Orthodox Jewish wedding that I had the honor of attending and photographing. It was revolutionary in a way, since it was one of the first of its kind. Still, the fact that it was a gay Orthodox Jewish wedding couldn’t overshadow something else that happened that day:

Nadiv and Ariel, two glorious human beings with hearts of gold and overflowing kindness and humor, married each other.

Nadiv and Ariel, you two have been a pleasure from your very first email. Your love is equally bright and playful it is deep and grounded. Your thoughtfulness and kindness for each other and those around you is inspiring. Your wedding was overflowing with celebratory joy, and I feel lucky that I got to experience and photograph such pure love.

I’m thrilled about your photos; I hope you enjoy this sneak peek!

Photographer: David Perlman Photography

Wedding venue: Crest Hollow Country Club

Officiant: Rabbi Avram Mlotek

Day of Coordinator: Leah Felner

Caterer: New Star Caterers

Suits: My Suit

Band for Ceremony: The Matthew Christian Band

DJ: Jerry Laskin

Magnet Photographer: Magnetic Memories

Videographer: Jerry Meyer Studio

Florist: House of Dipali

Cufflinks: Etsy

Socks: Etsy / SoxyStudio

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We cannot sing the praises of David Perlman enough. Most importantly he made us feel at ease during the entire day (and really the entire planning process). You can see it in our photos how comfortable we felt around him, sharing a very intimate and special day. We’re very lucky that we choose him as we not only have amazing images (and album) from our wedding, but also a new friend. - Evan S.