The moment when the groom breaks the glass during the wedding ceremony is very important in the Jewish tradition. Generally, the guests applaud and yell Mazel Tov.
This Château Le Parc marriage is a fusion wedding between an Italian groom and a Jewish bride. It is fascinating how the fusion marriages combine elements from each religion creating a beautiful event.
This wedding album spread includes three pictures taken in quick succession. The photo on the left shows the bride and groom's feet and the glass wrapped in a towel. The image in the middle captures the moment before the groom stepped on the glass. Finally, the shot on the right shows the groom's foot breaking the glass.
All three images were captured from a very low vantage point and I remember I was lying on the floor when everything happened. Often, we wedding photographers have to climb walls or drop on the ground in order to take better shots for our clients. It is therefore crucial for the photographer to use professional grade equipment that resists a sudden impact with the ground.
As a side note, often instead of using a glass, the groom stepped on a light bulb which is easier to break and also louder.
Location: 1745 Langstaff Rd, Concord, ON L4K 2H2.