I try to keep my blog posts as concise as possible so as to not overload your internet browser with large photos, but wow, I just might push myself over my limit on this one. Kate and Ben’s wedding was so full of love, great details, and joy that I couldn’t possible contain it all in one post, so here you have part 1 of Kate and Ben’s wedding. Stay tuned tomorrow for part 2.
Beautiful Kate getting ready to walk down the aisle. Kate’s cousin, who is a professional make-up artist from LA, did such a great job of enhancing Kate’s beauty.
Love these details. The antique heirloom pins below were the perfect addition to Kate’s bouquet.
If you work in the wedding industry, you know that when you see these ladies, it’s going to be a good day.
Yes, that’s right. Those lovely ladies were from the CupCakery. I’m getting hungry right now just looking at these.
All the ladies and Kate’s community group leader shared a prayer before the big moment.
Love me some Hanley Road :). This is the church I had my heart set on getting married in myself, but alas, it wasn’t big enough for my enormous guest list :).
Ben’s parents and sister provided the special music.
They were awesome.
Now THIS is an EXIT! Totally Kate and Ben.
Jon grabbed this shot from the balcony. Love it.
So during the family formals, Jon is a huge help because he is the keeper of the list. He gets the groups organized and ready to go, all while keeping us moving quickly and in an orderly fashion. Kate and Ben’s list of formals was relatively short, so in addition to organizing everything, Jon shot from the side, and I LOVED the way his shots turned out.
One of my favorite details from the wedding… Kate and Ben had each person in their party write a short paragraph about how they knew the bride and/or groom. I’m certain none of them were true :). Hilarious, outlandish stories filled up about half of the program and I nearly lost it several times as I read through each story.
So many favorite photos from this wedding… here’s one of the wedding party to hold you over until tomorrow when I post the rest :).
Jason, one of my all time favorite DJ’s from Millennium Music. I always know it’s going to be a great night when he’s running the show.
The reception was held at Moulin, which features some of the best open architecture in an urban setting that I’ve seen. And, um, their food is AH-mazing. The florals and centerpieces were provided by the ever amazing Jane from Wildflowers.
This is always one of my favorite parts of the day… when the bride and groom walk in to the reception and see everyone cheering for them. I love that Ben and Kate took a moment to take it all in. I’m sure they were overwhelmed with love from the people who care about them.
Kate’s dad gave such a great speech.
Gets me every time.
Ben and his mom started their dance off all serious…
But when the Michael Jackson music started playing, they really let loose.
More from this great wedding tomorrow!