BAND: Sweet Tooth and the Sugar Babies...http://www.
DATE: November 5th, 2011
Lauren & Ben have a long history. Their wedding was filled with photographs and stories of Lauren & Ben as kids, then as a couple, then as exes and right back to a couple again...this time, for realsies.
We started our day with Lauren and her family and friends, fastening hand-knit (be still this knitter's heart) shawls around the shoulders of the wedding party and slipping into one beautiful dress with proud parents beaming in the background.
Lauren was lookin' pretty fabulous, yes?
All the pretty maids...
Meanwhile back at The Biltmore in Providence, RI, one nervous fella was looking over his vows.
Coolest gift ever...a framed ticket from Lauren and Ben's first date. How is that for a classic 90s first date?
Back with the ladies, our chariots arrive.
I love this photo. You can read a lot from that expression.
We arrived at the BEAUTIFUL Squantum Association in Providence, RI and got ready to do the first look. Here's Lauren beforehand on the beautiful staircase inside the wedding hall.
GO TIME! This was probably my favorite first look of the season, there was so much joy and a sneaky audience hiding on the balcony.
Look at those smiles! Damn, I love my job.
From James' angle
Right about here they heard squeals from above...
Sometimes I make weddings even more fun by betting with myself on which uncle will have his tie off and dancing first and whether or not a groom will cry. I so had Ben pegged.
The wedding party before the ceremony.
I like to call this one "Holy shit, I'm getting married!".
Ceremony time! Lauren and Ben were wed by their friend, Christoper and serenaded by friends Greg and Erik. The wedding party entered to a Bon Iver song (Re: Stacks) and the bride was escorted by her rather dashing father, Alan to "Forever" by Ben Harper.
After the ceremony, I headed to the balcony to get the group shot of EVERYONE! This venue was great for this!
ATTENTION COUPLES! We *love* doing shots of all your guests. Never be afraid to ask!
Reception time! There were great details!
Signature cocktails are my favorite wedding trend this year. So cool.
The band was fabulous, they're called Sweet Tooth and the Sugar Babies and they're a Berkley band. They were fabulous!
Thanks for having us Lauren and Ben!! We had a blast! We wish you a lifetime of happiness and big giant smiles like this.