Traditional Jewish Ceremony at a Winter 1757 Golf Club Wedding | Northern VA Wedding Photographer


The first wedding of my 2024 season was a beautiful one! I second shot with my friend Gracie (Gracie Withers Photography) for a winter 1757 Golf Club wedding. The couple, Cyrus and Leah, paid homage to their Jewish-Persian roots with such beautifully integrated traditions, including a stunningly hand-painted ketubah (artistically done by Cyrus’s mom) and a touching Jewish ceremony.

The Wedding Venue – 1757 Golf Club

This is such a great local wedding venue in Dulles! I have photographed a wedding here before for Emily and Rutger during the summer season a few years back. So it was really fun seeing the venue in the winter to see just how versatile it is year-round!

The venue offers beautiful indoor and outdoor ceremony locations, making it a great option if you are looking for a stress-free location with a rain plan. It also has gorgeous landscape views throughout the golf course, including multiple bridges and lush foliage.

The venue staff is always very friendly and accommodating, too. We were supplied with golf carts to use for transporting the couple around the property for portraits. And the planning and catering staff worked quickly and smoothly to turn over the main ballroom from ceremony to reception setup.

A Touching, Traditional Jewish Wedding Ceremony

Jewish weddings are some of my favorite to photograph! In my experience, they are some of the most touching and lively celebrations. Cyrus and Leah kicked off the traditions with a ketubah signing before the ceremony. Their ketubah was hand-painted by Cyrus’s mother, and it was so intricate and beautiful!

During the ceremony, they were married underneath a chuppah draped with a cloth that belonged to Leah’s family. The ceremony begins with the bride and groom each circling around each other seven times, a symbol of the seven days of Creation and its parallel to marriage being a creation of a new family.

More Favorite Moments of this Winter 1757 Golf Club Wedding

As you scroll through the photos below, you’ll hopefully notice the sheer joy shared between Cyrus and Leah throughout the day. Some of my favorite moments include:

  • Their first look! Cyrus’ reaction was so sweet and you could see his excitement immediately as he laid eyes on his beautiful bride.
  • The stunning burgundy colors were so beautiful in winter!
  • Cyrus’ pocket boutonniere!! This is a fairly new trend and I hope it completely takes over the pin-on boutonniere. It was WAY easier to put on and looked so dapper.
  • Their first dance was so cute. The couple was completely enraptured in one another, enjoying the bliss of having just been made newlyweds.

So many highlights to enjoy from this wedding! Congrats to Leah and Cyrus — I hope you are enjoying married life and all the blessings it brings!

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