Archive for January 22nd, 2010

January 22, 2010
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okay… so when I posted angie & ben’s e-session photos, I had hinted that their story was a special one – but I was saving it for now. so, for you sentimental folks – grab the kleenex! angie and ben met when they were 14, started dating and were high school sweethearts until the military called and ben left town. as a result, they lost touch and moved on. well, maybe I shouldn’t say moved on – because as kristie and I discovered during the wedding toast and all of the stories being told during the wedding, angie compared every man she met or dated in the years between to ben. she’d tell her friends “he’s got brown eyes….like ben” or “he laughs kinda like ben” the only problem was that none of them were ben. during my inital meeting with them I found out that they both considered each other “the one who got away” for YEARS and it was only when ben was doing some work for a relative of angie’s in pennsylvania that on a whim, he asked how she was doing. as fate would have it they were both single and once the contact information was exchanged, that was all she wrote. sparks flew, emotions & feelings that never had gone away were re-kindled and here we were – at the tidewater inn, 30 years later – celebrating this lifetime of love. tears generously shed by all, laughter filled the room and JOY was everywhere! such a great wedding to start off 2010! angie is the type of bride who knew exactly how she wanted her wedding to beĀ - from the dress she helped design to the birdcage veil she made herself. it was retro, funky and 100% pure angie

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love this shot of angie

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now check this bouquet out – crystals & feathers – love! I was a little obsessed with it

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call me sappy, but I love a weepy groom….

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angie had a second dress for the reception and this is the one we’re going to use for her trash the dress session – minus the fur jacket of course

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thank you SO much angie & ben for including us in you very-long-time-coming-special-day!! much much love and happiness to you as you continue your love story!