I 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 looks so at peace (and beautiful!) while listening to the rabbi as her parents look on. Sage, the flower girl, was not sure what to make of all the commotion in her home. She was a very cooperative girl though! I loved the makeshift traveling huppah that the rabbi brought along. Rachel + Brian's siblings held it up in each corner. Following the ceremony, Rachel and Brian were treated to heartfelt (and sometimes funny) toasts by each of their parents. The happy family! A few details... Bouquet courtesy of English Hedgerow: They followed up the ceremony with a family dinner at Bacaro in Champaign.