Mara and Josh are those people who you meet and instantly feel as though you have known each other for a long time. They are fun and easy to talk to. Their wedding vows were personal, heartfelt, and unique. The jovial, thoughtful, and sincere Rabbi Philip Ohriner officiated. The last wedding I worked on with him, he told the couple, “this is not your day, do what everyone else wants you to do,” which when elaborated on made a lot of sense. To be in Rabbi Ohriner’s presence is to be surrounded by joy, and when combined with Mara and Josh and their wonderful families, it was a winning combination of stellar people. When it came time for speeches, Mara’s father started what seemed might be one of those well intended, but long winded and slightly embarrassing speeches. It very quickly became clear that he knew what he was doing. By time he finished, the entire room was standing and applauding wildly. There were so many excellent moments at this wedding. Stoked to have been able to join Mara, Josh, and their families on their day of celebration.
Venue: Ramekins Culinary School
Officiant: Rabbi Philip Ohriner
Event Coordination: Quintana Events
Second Shooter: My sister, Tara Bodin