Tuesday, January 3, 2012

[Rockstar Wedding] Lauren & Ben's Rustic Rhode Island Wedding [East Providence, RI]

Lauren & Ben
VENUE: http://www.squantumassociation.com/
BAND:  Sweet Tooth and the Sugar Babies...http://www.sugarbabiesband.com
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 & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Lauren was lookin' pretty fabulous, yes?
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
All the pretty maids...
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Meanwhile back at The Biltmore in Providence, RI, one nervous fella was looking over his vows.
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Coolest gift ever...a framed ticket from Lauren and Ben's first date. How is that for a classic 90s first date?
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Back with the ladies, our chariots arrive.
Lauren & Ben
I love this photo. You can read a lot from that expression.
Lauren & Ben
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.
Lauren & Ben
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.
Lauren & Ben
Ben waits.
Lauren & Ben
Look at those smiles! Damn, I love my job.
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
From James' angle
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Right about here they heard squeals from above...
Lauren & Ben
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.
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
The wedding party before the ceremony.
Lauren & Ben
I like to call this one "Holy shit, I'm getting married!".
Lauren & Ben
Go team!
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
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.
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
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!
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Reception time! There were great details!
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Signature cocktails are my favorite wedding trend this year. So cool.
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Lauren & Ben
Cupcakes!
Lauren & Ben
The band was fabulous, they're called Sweet Tooth and the Sugar Babies and they're a Berkley band. They were fabulous!
Lauren & Ben
Thanks for having us Lauren and Ben!! We had a blast! We wish you a lifetime of happiness and big giant smiles like this.
Lauren & Ben