Rachel & Max

February 16, 2018

Congregation Beth Israel Wedding

This is an origin story I can get down with. We’re talking meeting on the internet and having their first date coincide with a fit of freezing rain. Which of course led to enjoying nachos over a crackling fire. And then being so smitten with each other after that initial hang out that they went on “an embarrassingly large number of dates over the next couple of weeks.” So adorable.

Coincidentally our first time meeting in person was also during an ice storm, where we enjoyed warm beverages near their home in Southeast Portland and talked about all things photography and Star Wars. Last summer everyone got together on the northwest side of town to help celebrate their union, bask in the intermittent sunshine and dance their butts off.





The Ketubah at a Congregation Beth Israel wedding in Portland, OR









Bride and Groom greeting guests at their Congregation Beth Israel wedding


Bride waiting to sign ketubah at her Congregation Beth Israel wedding
Cantor Ida Rae Cahana holding the Ketubah at a Congregation Beth Israel wedding









Bride walking down the aisle of a Congregation Beth Israel wedding

Congregation Beth Israel wedding ceremony




Congregation Beth Israel wedding ceremony



Bride and Groom posing outside of their Congregation Beth Israel wedding



Bride and Groom posing in front of their Congregation Beth Israel wedding in Portland, OR
Bride and Groom portraits at their Congregation Beth Israel wedding

Congregation Beth Israel wedding cakes by Papa Haydn
Congregation Beth Israel wedding cakes by Papa Haydn

























Vendors & Resources

Venue: Congregation Beth Israel | Cantor: Ida Rae Cahana | Caterer: Art of Catering | Dessert: Papa Haydn | Wine: Jesse Skiles provided the wines from his winery, Fausse Piste | Beer: Kells Brewery | Live Music: 3 Leg Torso | Groom’s Suit: Hart Schaffner Marx | Groom’s Shoes: Allen Edmonds | Groom’s Tie: David Donahue | Bride’s Dress: Brides For A Cause (Catherine Deane for BHLDN) | Bride’s Necklace: Etsy (TayTayInspired) | Hair & Make-Up: Renee Bruhn

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I can’t get over how beautiful this synagogue is! What a lovely place to get married; the joy and love are obvious. Nice work!

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