What a party this was! We had never filmed a Jewish celebration before but had heard only good things. It’s safe to say Eve + David’s wedding blew us away.
The day started for us nice and early filming establishing shots of the Old Fruitmarket and George Square before climbing to the roof of the Merchants House to film some more establishing shots in the baking hot sun. The groom, groomsmen and uncles arrived first to begin the informal parts of the ceremony, the tisch followed by the ketubah and bedeken.
Coming from the background that we do Gregg and I will be the first to tell you that music is one of the most powerful and direct paths to the heart and with this jewish ceremony it was clear they knew that too. This was a ceremony full of music, sung prayers, piano and violin and it was beautiful to watch and to hear.
The drinks reception and evenings entertainment was held in the Old Fruitmarket, a stunning setting for the reception, full of old signage, cobblestone flooring with a massive stage for the incredible band who got everyone jumping and we mean JUMPING straight away. As soon as Eve and David were piped down, their guests flooded the dancefloor and showed them an uplifting time… Literally. Guests were lifting them on chairs, throwing them on blankets and polishing the grooms shoes lol. Of course we were pretty envious of some of the dance moves and in awe of everyones energy.
Things calmed down a little to allow for some food to re-fuel the body and time to enjoy some speeches. We also loved the benching, seven prayers sung by seven friends it was a perfect way of involving more people in the wedding.
If that wasn’t enough the band changed over and it was Ceilidh time. Everything was rounded off in true Scottish tradition with a rendition of Auld Lang Syne.
What a day, what a night! We were honoured to be a part of Eve + David’s celebrations and can’t wait for our next Jewish wedding.
Eve + David we wish you all the best for your married life together!
Simon & Gregg