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Emily & Ben say I do

Emily and Ben were married on May 27th at the gorgeous Mansion at Bald Hill.

I absolutely adore these two and their families.

Ben and Emily are the biggest sweethearts.

Emily is so kind and soft spoken and Ben is silly and outgoing.

You know when two people just fit?

That's Ben and Emily.

I couldn't imagine a more perfect location than the Mansion at Bald Hill for a wedding.

It's just covered with beautiful gardens and gorgeous long brick walkways.

Everywhere you turn it's stunning.

There was just so much love and happiness on their wedding day it was wonderful.

From the emotional MOH speech from her twin, to the decorations, to the gentle fall of rain outside.

It was a perfect in every way.

To begin the day we got ready in Mrs. Bowen's room at The Mansion.

Each room has its own unique name.

I loved Emily's style!

Her dress was PERFECT for her and those shoes...I love sparkly.

Enough said ; )

Her two sisters helped her put the final touches together.

It was so wonderful watching them help and being so kind and attentive even though Emily barely asked for anything the entire day.

They were there for her.

These flowers.


When they arrived all I could think was, every bridal party's bouquets should be this amazing.

You'll be seeing more of these in a second.

I found this chair in her room that had the prettiest pattern and colors so I made good use of it!

I love not knowing what I will find when I first arrive to shoot all of your details.

It makes each wedding so unique.

Emily LOVED her faux eye lashes.

The three of us sadly had to tell her she had to take them off at the end of the day.

I wanted to keep mine on too, haha. ; )

Isn't she beautiful?

After Emily was finished getting ready we headed to the first look so we headed downstairs.

This first look GOT me big time.

Before we walked over Emily's mom met us at the porch and saw Emily for the first time as well.

She is such a kind and lovely person and you can tell she loves her baby's so much.

I had Emily stay with her mom and I walked Ben over under the arbor to shield him a bit from the rain.

Doesn't he look handsome? : )

I think Ben had a major Fred Astaire "Dancing in the Rain" vibe going on.

I asked him to stay and wait but not to turn around until he heard me tell him to do anything.

Ben became emotional as he was imagining his bride.

I yelled back as I was running to grab Emily "HOLD those tears in until you see her!!"

The anticipation of the first look is the the greatest moment.

I have chills just thinking of it.

So then I ran back to grab Emily.

I loved this stone wall so much I had Emily stop for a moment.

Emily could barely contain her excitement as she walked to see Ben.

Of course the rain started to really pick up at that point, but that seemed to only make it more romantic.

We were almost there and now Emily could see her husband to be waiting patiently for her.

When Ben finally turned around it was pure magic.

I loved seeing Ben's face!

Pure bliss.

This is by far my favorite image of the day and there were many I loved.

The emotion they both felt as he looked at one another was incredible.

I watched their love story unfold.

These were natural and in the moment which to me makes them all the more special.

We then did some formals with just the two of them before family arrived.

As you know this is my absolutely favorite part of the whole wedding day.

The two of you alone and in love.

What could be better?

Ok tied for parent dances.

I love those too.

This is a shot I have always wanted to do and we nailed it.

The rain drops just make it so private and intimate.

Then Mansion has this great tree.

Sadly the lights weren't on yet, but I love how it shielded Ben and Emily from the rain.