November 15, 2011 Happy tears…

I know you’ve all been waiting for this breakdown!

I recently photographed Nicole & Ben’s Wedding.

There’s so much to say about that day and about them, a blog post just doesn’t seem like enough, but that’s what I have to work with, so I’m going to give it a try!

Nicole, as I’m sure you remember, is a very close friend of mine. She and Ben are both the kind of friends who feel so much more like family.  It was so much fun being able to help and be involved in the planning of such a special day for the two of them- plus it was just another excuse to hang out even more often!    When the day finally came, it all just felt so surreal.

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Nicole was so calm and collected.

All the bridesmaids met in the morning to get hair & makeup done and continued on together throughout the day.

Mothers of both the Bride & Groom popped in and out, dropping things off, offering help and food, and joining to get ready.

1 Happy tears...Nicole was such an unbelievably beautiful bride. Her Bridesmaids looked amazing as well, each wearing a different style dress of the same color.

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I was able to join up with Ben & his Groomsmen as well.

 Ben said that he felt pretty calm and relaxed too.

Mhmm…

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Somehow, the guys managed to rally together & get dressed in time for a few pictures before the limo arrived.

Look at that handsome bunch!  All primped & pretty!

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The ceremony started off with a wave of happy tears throughout.

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And by wave, I mean Tsunami.

There was barely a dry eye in the place!

(I was happy to hide my happy sobs behind my camera!)

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They shared heartfelt moments, meaningful vows…

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We played at the beach for a bit…

(In November, yes!)

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…there was singing and dancing…

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…even a bouquet death match!

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I’m pretty sure everyone had an amazing time!

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I know I certainly did!

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Nicole & Ben, I’m so happy for the both of you!

Thank you so much for entrusting me with such an important day in the start of your lives together!

I wish you both a lifetime of happiness – and little Jesse babies. =)

Love you both!

xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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