Jessica and Ben: I Do

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Jessica and Ben had a beautiful winter wedding in Madison this weekend. They are a super-sweet couple who have been together for six years and were married at the Glenwood Moravian Community Church, where Ben’s grandfather had been an active member.

Jessica got dolled up at Bellaz Glow Salon, where her stylist did a beautiful job with her loose and lovely up-do pinned up with pearls.

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Isn’t she gorgeous? Such a classically beautiful bride. I loved the tightly composed bright bouquets — they were nice pops of color on a snowy day.

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The church was a photographer’s dream: Flooded with natural light, so open and airy. The congregation has about 100 people but Jessica and Ben drew a standing room-only crowd. It felt very warm and intimate.

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Jessica and her sister toasting to the happy couple… after Ben had inadvertently left the church with his groomsmen when we were supposed to be taking couples photos. She tracked him down eventually.

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I would like the record to state that I have never asked anyone to jump in the air on their wedding day. Not once. However, if you choose on your own to jump for joy, I’ll be there to capture it. Here’s Ben’s co-best man holding Jessica’s shoes after she changed into her snow boots. The things we do for (our friend’s) love.

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Jessica gave her niece a taste of the cake before dinner.

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Listening to Jessica’s dad’s toast at the reception. I liked how Ben looked a little nervous, but the message was very welcoming and her father seemed so happy to have him join the family.

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The DJ was Nathan Foulks out of Madison and he was amazing. He mixed songs in a way I’ve never heard at weddings (see the actual turntable?) and got every generation out on the dancefloor. He doesn’t have a website, but message me if you’d like his contact info.

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Thank you, Jessica and Ben, for trusting me to capture your lovely day. I had a great time with your friends and family and I can’t wait to hear how newlywed life is treating you!

And to my readers: As you can see, I’m trying out a collage format for the blog. I always hear that people want to see more photos from weddings, and I always have more I’d like to share! Let me know what you think and how it loads for you.

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