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Melinda and Jonathan are married at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge

I recently photographed the wedding of Melinda Rubinfeld and Jonathan Karelitz at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Ma.

Royal Sonesta wedding, wedding dress, Nate Photography, Boston wedding photographer

Jonathan’s parents look on as he prepares himself for the day.

Royal Sonesta wedding, groom, Nate Photography, Boston wedding photographer

Melinda takes a look at herself in her wedding gown from Priscilla of Boston.

Royal Sonesta wedding, wedding dress, bride, Nate Photography, Boston wedding photographer

Royal Sonesta wedding, cuff links, watch, groom, Nate Photography, Boston wedding photographer

The couple had their first look  along the Charles River with the Boston skyline in the background.

Royal Sonesta wedding, bride and groom Boston, Nate Photography, Boston wedding photographer

To take advantage of the early setting sun, we shot photos before the wedding ceremony took place. This also helped them not to miss a minute of  mingling with their guests at the cocktail hour.

Royal Sonesta wedding, bride and groom, Nate Photography, Boston wedding photographer

Melinda and her bridesmaids along the Charles River.

Royal Sonesta wedding, bride bridesmaids, Nate Photography, Boston wedding photographer

Jonathan and his groomsmen.

Royal Sonesta wedding, groom and groomsmen, Nate Photography, Boston wedding photographer

Minutes before the ceremony, and as all of the guests are taking their seats, close family gathered to witness the signing of the Ketubah, a jewish marriage certificate. Rabbi Herman Blumberg  officiated the wedding, and was also present at both Melinda and Jonathan’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s years ago.

Royal Sonesta wedding, bride and groom, Nate Photography, Boston wedding photographer

Royal Sonesta wedding, bride and groom, Nate Photography, Boston wedding photographer

With hundreds of friends and family in attendance, the couple stood under the chuppah created by Ellen Congdon and exchanged vows.

Royal Sonesta wedding, bride and groom,jewish wedding service, Nate Photography, Boston wedding photographer

Happily married, they make their way back down the isle.

Royal Sonesta wedding, bride and groom, Nate Photography, Boston wedding photographer

Royal Sonesta wedding, table setting, Nate Photography, Boston wedding photographer

The reception began with a first dance by the couple and ended with hundreds on the dance floor.

Royal Sonesta wedding, bride and groom dance,first dance, Nate Photography, Boston wedding photographer

Hoisted up above the crowd, the couple dances the hora.

Royal Sonesta wedding, bride and groom, hora, Nate Photography, Boston wedding photographer

Melinda shares a dance with her father.

Royal Sonesta wedding, father daughter dance, Nate Photography, Boston wedding photographer

Jonathan’s brothers blew everyone away with an unbelievable best men speech.

Royal Sonesta wedding, groomsmen toast the groom, Nate Photography, Boston wedding photographer

Everyone danced the night away to the sounds of Soho from Night Shift Entertainment.

Royal Sonesta wedding, dance, Nate Photography, Boston wedding photographer

Congrats Melinda and Jonathan, Hope your honeymoon in Hawaii was a blast!

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