There was a subtle shift when Jen and Ben were reunited during their first look (the moment the bride and groom see each other for the first time on their wedding day). Sometimes the moment is big, full of boisterous laughter; sometimes it’s small, full of tender tears. With Jen and Ben, the moment was subtle, and the impact was far more powerful when taken in context.
Once the two were together, there was this one-ness, this calm sense of teamwork that felt so natural, as if the two were always on the same wavelength. As with all weddings, there were exciting moments, ups and downs, laughter and tears. But what struck me most was in the moments of quiet between Jen and Ben; there was a persistent and palpable frequency always running between the two of them.
Jen told me on our very first phone call that once she finally went and met Ben for their first date, “that was the end.” They were together every day and every night from that point. After sharing their wedding day with them, that makes perfect sense.
Jen and Ben, you know I’m totally in love with you two. I love that your wedding was not about your wedding; it was about your union. I’m so honored that I got to document your day, and more than that, I feel so lucky to now be in your lives.
Enjoy this sneak peek. :)
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Ceremony Venue: City Clerk's Office - Marriage Bureau
Reception Venue: Upper Story
Caterer: Charlie Palmer
Jen's dress: Catherine Dean
Jen's jacket: Rachel Zoe
Jen's shoes: Badgley Mischka
Ben's suit: Brooks Brothers
Ben's shoes: Cole Haan
Ben's belt: Hugo Boss
Rings: Diamonds by Siag
Hair: Richard O Sullivan at Mure Salon NYC
Makeup: Jaimie Z
Florist: Windsor Florist
Cake: Butterfly Bake Shop
Cake topper: Etsy