Eugene & Kseniya’s Brandeis Faculty Club Wedding

We had great sunny, comfortable weather for wedding photography Sunday, May 16 as associate photographer Don Himsel and I headed to the Brandeis University Faculty Club for Eugene and Kseniya’s traditional jewish wedding. They met on JDate and both of their families are from St. Petersburg, Russia, where they weren’t able to have anything but secular activities. So Eugene and Kseniya decided to have a traditional Jewish wedding, complete with Ketubah signing (marriage contract), Chuppah (wedding canopy), the breaking of a glass, and Yichud, the custom of the couple retreating to a private room for 10-20 minutes after the ceremony.

We were especially honored to take part in what was a rare event for their family because of the nature of the customs and politics in their country of origin.

Don and I were pretty excited about the copper-clad backdrop of the Shapiro Campus Center for portrait photography. Check out this slideshow which is a mix of my photos and Don’s from their wedding:

Vendor List:

Alison Limpert, Brandeis University Faculty Club
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454
(781) 736-4295

Chuppah rental
The Bride’s Maid
Kelly Scriven

Watertown Main St Florist
Mary Galvin
(617) 923-7673

Robert Finley
(508) 393-6740

Mike McCarthy /”DJ Mike Love
(508) 932-7841

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