During my initial talks with Ben and Holli, they described their wedding as being my easiest of the year, which is always music to a photographer's ears haha. While I'm not sure sure it was my easiest(whew, that heat), it was a wonderful and laid back event filled with friends and family! Ben and Holli met on a chance bowling outing, and as legend goes, Holli was wooed(maybe reluctantly) by Ben's unapologetic public serenading talents on the floors of the bowling lane. Whether this was meant to distract the opponent or flirt with the cute girl in the next lane doesn't matter, it ended in marriage...their marriage to be more specific! The family aspect was probably one of my favorite parts about this particular wedding. Ben and Holli's families seemed to mesh so well, enjoy each others company, with their fathers even working together to build the amazing "mini-chapel" that you will see below. I had a blast capturing their special day and I hope you enjoy the stories and photos that follow. Thank you for coming!
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What started out a walk, quickly turned to a full on sprint as the ring bearer ran down the aisle at full speed! haha
This birch chapel built together by both of their dads, went well beyond a home made arbor! Certainly a pretty impressive and beautiful touch for a backyard wedding ceremony!
When the time came for their first dance, a blown breaker killed the power for a couple minutes, but the guests didn't skip a beat! The sudden silence was quickly filled with clapping and an acapella rendition of "September" by Earth, Wind, & Fire for Ben and Holli to temporarily dance to. Until the power was restored, they switched to cutting the cake before continuing with the dances. For the mother/son dance, they opted for a more upbeat dance routine and Ben's dad even helped out with some air guitar backup!
With the formal dances finished, it was time to party the evening away! Options included the campfire with creative smore options, a cigar bar, just hanging out, or hitting the dace floor... that is, if you dared to rival Ben's dad. He was for sure king of the dance floor! haha
^^^ Guess who's vest? Yup, Ben's dad. haha!
Thank you Ben and Holli!
- Vendors -
Photographer: James Flachsbart
Videographer: Terrill Productions
Coordinator: BAM Events
Catering - Chill Catering
Hair: Tangled Up Studio
Makeup: Kim Gosselin
Flowers: East of Eden (tables), Lyndsey Loring Design (bouquets, boutonnieres, etc.)
Dress: WTOO by Watters
Tux: The Black Tux
Tent: Savvy, Biddeford, ME
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