It was a raining softly as I arrived with my assistants, Eric and Andrea, at First United Methodist Church in Iowa City for Ben and Becka's wedding day. The skies were gloomy outside, but inside was filled with excitement as the bridal party prepared for the day.
We began by photographing them getting ready and the details. Becka's dress hangar was her grandmother's with wire lettering created by her brother. What an absolutely perfect personal touch! Becka's mom and grandmother helped her into her gorgeous gown. I love the moment of her looking in the mirror while they assisted her. Such a beautiful moment! Ben and Becka chose not to see each other before the ceremony, so their special look could be as she walked down the aisle. So before the ceremony, I photographed Ben and his guys first, before hiding them away to photograph Becka and her ladies (and bridesmen!). Their flowers are gorgeous! I love the pops of blue from the thistles and hydrangeas paired with the cranberry, greens, and whites. Lovely!
Ben's reaction to seeing Becka come down the aisle was perfect. You can see in his eyes just how much he loves her. So beautiful! Ben and Becka's ceremony was simply beautiful! A perfect tribute to their relationship, filled with humor and love. Instead of store bought sand for their sand ceremony, Ben and Becka each brought sand from a beach near their childhood homes, sand that held great significance to them. What a beautiful way to show your lives blending together and create a beautiful heirloom!! The skies opened up as they exited the church, but it wasn't enough to put a damper on their enjoyment of the day by any means. Their smiles tell it all! They left the church in the car Ben has been restoring since high school. Another perfect personal touch!
Be sure to check back soon for more from Ben and Becka's gorgeous wedding day!
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