Some wonderful pictures! And indeed, the women are kept in the background; all very biblical.
There aren't many orthodox Jews here in Southampton, but when I do come across some, they always look so serious and almost severe; never realised they could have so much fun! There are more smiles there, then you see on the average party/wedding shot!
Some of the activities (the dancing), reminded me of old fashioned weddings, I used to attend as a child in the fifties, where everyone joined in.
Have we lost this sort of pure simple enjoyment?