Rachel + Brian | Mahomet Jewish in-home wedding

Rachel + Brian | Mahomet Jewish wedding ceremonyI am always honored to be such a big part of one of the most special days of a couple's life together. It is even more humbling though, when I am invited to be part of a small intimate gathering. Aside from the rabbi (and me) you see in these photos, everyone present at this small, in-home wedding was a family member. This wedding was also special for me for a couple of reasons -- it was my first ever Jewish wedding, and it was also my first in-home wedding. In the photo above, Rachel + Brian are signing the ketubah prior to the wedding ceremony itself. I love that everyone present is included in this photo, and that you can definitely see the love and happiness on their faces. Rachel + Brian | Mahomet Jewish wedding ceremony Rachel looks so at peace (and beautiful!) while listening to the rabbi as her parents look on. Rachel + Brian | Mahomet Jewish wedding ceremony Sage, the flower girl, was not sure what to make of all the commotion in her home. She was a very cooperative girl though! Rachel + Brian | Mahomet Jewish wedding ceremony Rachel + Brian | Mahomet Jewish wedding ceremony Rachel + Brian | Mahomet Jewish wedding ceremony I loved the makeshift traveling huppah that the rabbi brought along. Rachel + Brian's siblings held it up in each corner. Rachel + Brian | Mahomet Jewish wedding ceremony Rachel + Brian | Mahomet Jewish wedding ceremony Following the ceremony, Rachel and Brian were treated to heartfelt (and sometimes funny) toasts by each of their parents. Rachel + Brian | Mahomet Jewish wedding ceremony The happy family! Rachel + Brian | Mahomet Jewish wedding ceremony A few details... Rachel + Brian | Mahomet Jewish wedding ceremony Rachel + Brian | Mahomet Jewish wedding ceremony Bouquet courtesy of English Hedgerow: Rachel + Brian | Mahomet Jewish wedding ceremony They followed up the ceremony with a family dinner at Bacaro in Champaign.

I'd like to finish this post with a few more of their engagement pictures with Sage from two days prior to the wedding. Rachel + Brian | Outdoor pet engagement session I LOVE this one! Rachel + Brian | Outdoor pet engagement session Rachel + Brian | Outdoor pet engagement session Rachel + Brian | Outdoor pet engagement session