Andrea and Ben are a couple that is very close to our hearts. We have so much fun with them and have enjoyed them both since the day we met them. You may remember their proposal story and our brief history with them from their engagement session.
On their wedding day, both Andrea and Ben were the epitome of calm. Andrea was so excited and in anticipation when we met up with her at the church, Caldwell Chapel at the Southern Seminary. We photographed her details then she got into her dress with the help of her mother and her sister and matron-of-honor, Dianna. As soon as her dress was on, she was ready to go!
Ben and Andrea opted for a first look outside of the church. The rain had been coming and going all day, but Andrea didn't care about getting her dress wet. We put Ben in his spot, and then when Andrea tapped his shoulder both of their emotions just surfaced. Her tears of joy flowed uncontrollably. It was the sweetest moment.
After they had their time together, we grabbed a few minutes of portraits before rounding up the family for some photos at the back of the church. When it started to rain, we had to head inside for just a few more before we went upstairs to the ceremony.
When the processional started, I was standing in the back, and I kept wondering when Ben was going to come down to the front. The matron-of-honor and best man had come down then the flower girls and ring bearer. Then the doors opened up and Andrea and Ben came down together!!! It was so sweet!
The number of guests was close to 50 people, which meant after the wedding they were able to say hello to every single one of them. We grabbed a few more shots of just Andrea and Ben before we went to Louvino for their cozy reception.
Their reception was so nice! They were able to rent out the entire restaurant and Louvino even accommodated their request for gluten-free dishes. They decided to forgo the traditions of toasts and bouquet and garter tossing. But they did cut a cake with two little penguins on the top! It was adorable.
We had such a great time with Andrea and Ben. And loved being a part of their very special day!
Ceremony Venue | Caldwell Chapel
Reception Venue and Catering | Louvino
Wedding Coordinator | Kellye Linebach - Engagements, LLC
DJ | Ben Turby - Mix It Up Soundworks
Cake | Anne May's Sweet Cafe
Bridesmaid Dress | Monique Lhuillier
Groom and Groomsmen | Black by Vera Wang
Hair and Makeup | Audrie Delbridge at Schaefer Studios