“And most of all, never ever lose that big personality.” Kim wiped away a tear as she finished reading Ben’s letter. A tear that she had fought back as she read page after page of him professing his love, loyalty, and respect for her. That single tear was the perfect symbol of this exciting, overwhelming moment as they prepared to say their marriage vows and unite their lives forever.
What began as a friendship at the Delaware State Fair had grown and blossomed into the relationship that lead them down the aisle. I don’t think they could have guessed as early teenagers that everything would lead to this. Innocently becoming friends, deciding one New Years to admit their feelings and give dating a try, spending weekends visiting each other at college, moving together to Pittsburgh, and now this… getting married.
It was evident to me as I got to know their family and friends that Kim and Ben are known for their individual personalities. It was clear their friendships were deep and authentic, and family was everything in their lives. It was especially sweet that I overheard many people remarking how as great as they are individually, they are truly better together and bring out the best in each other. And that’s all we can hope for, right? To find someone who challenges you, balances you, and above all else, unconditionally loves you for exactly who you are.
That’s what Kim and Ben have and it was an absolute honor to get to capture their relationship and wedding. Be sure to watch their sneak peek video by my sister Carla at the bottom of this post!
Photography: Emily Belson Photography
Videography: Carla Elizabeth Studio (my talented sister!)
Venue: Olde Sale Barn in Denton, Maryland
Florals: J Starr’s Flower Barn
Hair Artist: Kennedy Correa
Make-up Artist: Dani Gaudiosi
Catering: Chesapeake Culinary Center
Music: DJ Chris Hilliard
Watch Kim + Ben’s Wedding Film!
It was so much fun to capture this wedding alongside my sister, Carla, a talented videographer. Check out the beautiful film she created of Kim + Ben’s day!