Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey Jewish Wedding

Erika and Ben’s Wedding day

The is a perfect venue for events and weddings, located in Marina Del Rey overlooking the Marina.  The newly renovated wedding venue reception site had freshly painted walls inviting to all the guest to enjoyed the luxury of that hotel.  The Jewish wedding of Erika and Ben was just perfect, it was in March so the days are shorter and we had a little bit of breeze, we were lucky that the rain when away before the first look between bride and groom. Our bride wanted all of her family member to be present at that moment, so we looked for the best location and let the moment happen, it was just like our bride wanted! Erika, mention.   Everyone shouted “Mazel-Tov” In this case, everything was photojournalism style, I don’t like to stage anything, especially during this incredible moment.

Jewish Ceremony

Ketubah Signing  The ketubah is a Jewish prenuptial agreement that outlines the groom’s responsibilities to his bride. It dictates the conditions he will provide in the marriage, the bride’s protections and rights, and the framework should the couple choose to divorce. Ketubahs aren’t actually religious documents, but are part of Jewish civil law—so there’s no mention of God blessing the union. The ketubah is signed by the couple and two witnesses before the ceremony take place, then is read to the guests during the ceremony.

The Walk to the Chuppah In the Jewish tradition, both of the groom’s parents walk him down the aisle to the chuppah, the altar beneath which the couple exchanged vows. Then the bride and her parents follow.

Vows Under the Chuppah A chuppah has four corners and a covered roof to symbolize the new home they are building together. In some ceremonies, the four posts of the chuppah are held up by friends or family members throughout the ceremony, supporting the life the couple is building together, while in other instances it may be a freestanding structure decorated with flowers. The canopy is often made of a tallit, or prayer shawl, belonging to a member of the couple or their families. You may see the couple’s parents join them under the chuppah, along with the rabbi, but this isn’t a requirement.

Wedding Photos of Erika and Ben at the Ritz Carlson Marina del Rey

Brides shoes by Francesco Russo photographed on a chair with the veil during bridal preparations

Stunning diamond ring

Diamonds on a black table

Cute links and The ritz Carlton

Rolex gold watch and a kippah

Bride getting ready wearing a white robe.

Bride wearing Zack Posen wedding dress with a bouquet of white orchids

Bride facing the window showcasing the beautiful wedding dress

Groom wearing a black Tux with suspenders

Bride walking down the steps of the Ritz Carlton Marina del Rey



Bride in fron to the huppah full of white, pink and green flowers

family portrait in front of the huppah, mother sister and bride

Bride at Ritz Carlton Marina del rey ceremony site

Bride and groom about to see each other classic black and white

family waiting for fist look between and bride and groom

Bride and groom kissing after first look

Jewish Orthodox family portrait at Ritz Carlton Marina del Rey

Bride and groom holding each other

Bride and groom laughing during romantic photos

Couple walking on Marina del Rey

Kisses at the bar of the Ritz Carlton Marina

Portrait of bride on a white background

groom kissing brides hand

Bride alone hiding a bouquet of white orchids

Cocktail hour with white linens and chairs

Center pieces with tall glass bases

Birds eye view of ceremony site at Ritz Carlton

Short veil

Bride looking down wearing a shot veil

Groom Walking down the isle with parents

Bride walking down the Isle with parents

Birds-eye view of ceremony at sunset


Jewish ceremony index finger

Bride and groom during ceremony

Sparklets exits at Ritz Carlton Marina del Rey

Walking after getting married

Groom dancing on the dance floor


First dance with husband

Wedding Vendors

Venue:  Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey

Dress: Zack Pozen 

Shoes: Francesco Russo

Tux: Tom Ford 

Coordination:  Candice Swartz

Photography: Gloria Mesa Photography