i’m not sure if i’ve mentioned this once or 500 times (most likely closer to 500?;) but asheville, north carolina is just the most amazing place. it is also responsible for some of the most wonderful, adventurous, talented people we have had the pleasure of meeting- like jessica & ben. these two met in sixth grade, officially started dating in high school, and since then have shared countless adventures as best friends who happen to also be very obviously in love. perfect. :) i first met jessica in 2008- she was a bridesmaid in one of the first weddings matt and i ever photographed! one year later, jessica was again a bridesmaid in another wedding we photographed so suffice it to say, she was pretty familiar with our work when it came time to planning her own wedding day. :) we are so honored she contacted us and it was so fun to see so many familiar faces as i flipped through these beautiful images matt captured of her wedding day. but my very favorite part was seeing jessica & ben interact through these images. i’ve never met ben but i am just amazed by how these images make me feel like i have. he and jessica both wear their happiness in their brilliant smiles and sparkling eyes and seeing the way they look at one another makes me excited for their future together. here are a few of our favorites from their wedding day- be sure to click through to the slideshow to see more!
the morning of jessica & ben’s wedding day dawned with a steady rain. despite the weather, jessica & ben were determined to have their wedding on the beautiful overlook they’ve imagined since the day they secured the nc arboretum. they stuck to their guns and the rain stopped just in time. :) i like their style.
matt took this image just as jessica & ben reached the end of their recessional- it is one of my favorite images ever:
this next image is of our friends bonnie & david- but mostly, it’s of dave’s sweet tattoo. ;)
jessica & ben, congratulations! we are so happy for you two- and what a beautiful celebration!