Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA is a venue for spectacular shows: concerts, black tie galas, fancy dances…and the spectacularly elegant and eventful wedding of Cassie and Jeff!
Like all big shows, the action began long before the opening act, as the cast readied themselves in the green room. It was there that I met Cassie, her bridesmaids, and a large party of her friends and family sitting in the makeup chairs and getting ready for their starring roles in the evening performance. Soon their makeup was perfectly applied and their hair was perfectly in place, and it was time for wardrobe. Elegant black and gold dresses were the order of the evening, complimenting Cassie’s elegant white beaded gown perfectly. Once dressed we headed into the hall for portraits of the leading lady in all of her finery.
Then it was time for the leading man to arrive…dashing in an elegant black tuxedo. After a few photos with Jeff and his groomsmen, it was time for the opening act to commence. The men gathered in a bright window-lit upstairs room for the Tish, while the women gathered downstairs greeting the bride and awaiting the Badecken. After a few songs, the Moms arrived to break the extra tenacious plate. With smiles and singing we all headed downstairs for the Badeckin, led by the groom, the Rabbi, and the Dads.
The second act arrived as we all moved into the main hall, beautifully decorated and colorfully lit for the wedding ceremony. Under the beautiful white-draped Chuppa, Cassie and Jeff exchanged rings and declared their love for one another. With the glass broken, and cries of Mazel-Tov, they walked out of the hall as husband and wife. After a few family photos, and a quick break for a bustle and new hair style, we headed outside for a few photos. Braving the evening chill, Cassie and Jeff were the picture of two people in love as we used some of the unique backdrops that Worcester provided for their portraits.
The third and final act promised to be the most exciting of all, and it didn’t disappoint. The band was pumping out the crowd pleasing tunes all night and the dance floor remained packed. It cleared, however for the climax of the show, with Cassie and Jeff owning the floor, and showing everyone who the stars of the show were, with a choreographed number that had the assembled crowd on their feet giving a standing ovation!
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