This post is long overdue, but things kept coming up that prevented me from being able to edit all of the pictures. It was torture because I was so excited about them! But I finally had a chance the past two days to sit down and get through it all, so without further ado, meet the wonderful Ben and Molly!
Ben has been a good friend of mine since high school, and so I was incredibly excited when he asked me to shoot his wedding. It was such a perfect day for their wedding; we had wonderful weather, and I don’t think things could have gone more smoothly.
We started off the day with just the girls at Molly’s apartment. The atmosphere that morning was so incredibly laid-back and relaxed, it was such a good start to the day.
Her shoes were also absolutely amazing. If you haven’t heard of Toms before they are definitely worth checking out. Basically for every pair of shoes that is purchased they donate a pair to someone in need. The fact that she had these shoes on her wedding day shows a quick glimpse to where Molly’s heart is; I just love it.
You can order shoes that are just a plain canvas so that they can be painted any way you want. Molly had one of her good friends paint her shoes just for the wedding day, which I thought was such a sweet idea!
The wedding (and most of our pictures that day) was at the chapel of St. Thomas University, the school that Molly and Ben attended. It is such a beautiful campus, and we didn’t have to go far from the chapel for some really beautiful colors and light.
The inside of the chapel was just as beautiful as the outside, and there was a perfect balcony for me to get some shots of the entire scene.
This bridal party included some of the funniest people I have ever known. They always kept me on my toes and kept me laughing. I loved these shots of the bride and groom with their siblings. We of course had some more formal ones, but these ones just give a window into how they interact constantly.
And now for some of my favorite pictures of the day. The reception was held at a beautiful country club, so Molly, Ben and I wandered on the golf course for a little bit before the reception started. I absolutely loved working with these two. You could tell immediately how much they adore each other. I don’t think any of us stopped smiling the entire time.
I loved the idea the couple had that replaced the traditional clanging on glasses to get the newlyweds to kiss. If guests wanted a kiss, they had to go put a donation in a jar that was in front of the bride and groom. The donations were going to a charity that was through the school that both Molly and Ben will be at this fall. It was just another example of how incredibly giving and kind-hearted these two are.
It was so very clear that people were having a blast at the reception. The dance floor was absolutely packed for most of the night. There was even still a large crowd dancing when I left after midnight.