Edie and Ben || Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston, MA

Edie and Ben had an amazing day – so many great details, locations, and traditions I might have gone a bit overboard…but here we go! I met Ben four years ago at his brother’s wedding, and was so flattered that he wanted me to shoot his wedding, too. Everything took place at the Boston Harbor Hotel – the quintessential Boston location….

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Edie couldn’t decide on shoes….so I shot both pairs!
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Seeing each other for the first time…

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at the Barking Crab….
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The groom hanging out with the flower girl and some super-cool origami table cards.

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Ben had just two requests for the wedding – the first was to have some Miller High Life – the champagne of beers!

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The ceremony was performed by the groom’s uncles – David and Jerry Zucker. They are directors, producers and writers for movies such as Ghost, Airplane, and Naked Gun.

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The ceremony was very sweet and personal, but also hysterical…and made it easy for me to get great shots like this one….

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They called it a “Jewbodian” wedding, because they combined traditions from both cultures. This was part of the Sompeas Ptem, or Knot Tying Ceremony. They get water from a Buddhist temple dabbed on their hands, and then the grandparents and parents each tie red ribbons around their wrists.

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At the end of the ceremony, everyone tossed palm flowers as a symbol of love and fidelity.

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This was the groom’s other request – pigs in a blanket!

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I always love the expressions when people are getting hoisted up for the hora!

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Ben’s brother Jeremy, my groom from 2005 giving his toast. He will be the father of twins in the fall…so I’m sure we will be seeing him again on the blog!

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And who doesn’t love dancing and singing with Ray from Night Shift?

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They had a massive sundae bar and cupcakes from Party Favors in lieu of a cake – yum!!!

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This was Edie’s special dance with her father, Ben and her mother joined in, and then everyone at the reception was doing this Cambodian dance.

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I also got to work with Lynne Valeri again….always a pleasure! She films great wedding video without getting in the way. Ben, it was great seeing your family again, and Edie I loved meeting yours! I hope you enjoyed your fabulous honeymoon safari, and I’ll talk to you soon!!!

details, details, details….

hair & make-up – Marc Harris
dress – Vows
flowers – Hillside Florist
reception – Boston Harbor Hotel
cupcakes – Party Favors
video – Lynne Valeri
music –Night Shift

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  • Susan BreslauMay 28, 2009 - 11:37 am

    Heather just sent me your blog about Ben and Edie’s wedding. Your photos are exceptionally fantastic…just what I hoped for from you. It was a pleasure to see you again. I’m sorry I don’t have more kids for your wedding shoots. But I’m sure the little Breslau twins will be great hams for your camera. Thanks so much for your incredible eyes behind the camera. I can’t wait to see all of the photos. Ben and Edie are arriving today from SA. Enjoy your son…they go to other women so fast.
    Fondly,
    Susan (MOG)ReplyCancel

  • PushpaJune 1, 2009 - 9:56 pm

    These are fabulous pictures! I’ve been sending this blog to all my friends- even people who weren’t at the wedding. It was such a special time and you captured it all so beautifully.ReplyCancel

  • Jeremy BreslauJune 2, 2009 - 4:32 pm

    Great photos. I keep coming back to look at them, and I can’t wait to see the rest! Where was the photoblog back in 2005? 🙂ReplyCancel

    • nancygouldJune 3, 2009 - 11:31 am

      I know!!! It’s great for *almost* instant gratification!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny TanJune 2, 2009 - 8:52 pm

    I’m obsessed with Edie & Ben’s wedding pictures! You have amazing talents with your camera. I can’t stop looking at your pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon HaightJune 2, 2009 - 10:49 pm

    I loved these photo ‘samples.’ This blogging is new to me – You did a great job of capturing the Ben and Edie that I know.ReplyCancel

  • David and SusanJune 2, 2009 - 11:14 pm

    Nancy, the pictures are terrific. You have a very creative eye. You were always there for the photo shot but never in the way. You have talent and creativity. Glad we were part of this fantastic wedding. Love, David and Susan EngelsonReplyCancel

  • Charles CornelisJune 3, 2009 - 7:28 am

    Bravo!! Great photos. You really captured the romance and the beauty of the day.ReplyCancel

  • Dick & MarciaJune 3, 2009 - 8:28 am

    Enjoyed the great pictures and the fabulous wedding. Thanks for sharing the pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon BreslauJune 3, 2009 - 8:44 am

    Those photos totally capture the event, the personalities, the deep feelings, and even the fabulous architecture and food! My favorite one is the bride and groom up against the red wall. Looks like the cover of an album! The one with Ben walking with the little girl is universal. What a fantastic time we had at your wedding…we will never, never forget it…and can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures. Keep’em coming.ReplyCancel

  • Bela BreslauJune 3, 2009 - 9:07 am

    Wonderful! It is great to see Ben and Edie in some of the pre-wedding photos. Loved the black and white of Edie and her dad. Also, the photos in Boston and of course the ceremony and . . . and . . .
    Thank, BelaReplyCancel

  • Robyn EngelsonJune 3, 2009 - 9:13 am

    Fantastic photos! And, I love the comments. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Diane WhitneyJune 3, 2009 - 9:45 am

    This was the most beautiful wedding and the photographs capture it perfectly. I am so glad to experience it over again through the photographs.ReplyCancel

  • Judy & MitchJune 3, 2009 - 4:13 pm

    These pictures captured the love in the air. It was like watching a movie that we were in. Can’t wait to see the rest.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Marie CaposselaJune 3, 2009 - 5:55 pm

    Nancy, The pictures are just wonderful! You captured the obvious love between Edie and Ben, so lovely the way they look at each other! You also were able to bring the joy and joining of two beautiful families to everyone who experienced this beautiful day. Nicely done!ReplyCancel

  • Stina RossmyJune 3, 2009 - 6:33 pm

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos,,,, very, very creative and love the mix of color and black/white…How lucky Ben and Edie are to have such wonderful photographic memories of a very memorable day!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy & Paul BreslauJune 3, 2009 - 10:48 pm

    Even though your comments were delightful, the photos were so expressive that the story was told perfectly without the words! We’re so glad that you could capture the beauty and joy of the wedding. Thank you! Wendy & PaulReplyCancel

  • robin lyJune 3, 2009 - 10:57 pm

    these pictures are so addictive! they’re amazing and you definitely have a talent. these pictures show how much fun and memorable edie and ben’s wedding wasReplyCancel

  • Sharyn BreslauJune 4, 2009 - 9:16 am

    Wow, I can not find the words to say how beautiful these are. They really capture the romance of this wonderful day and couple! I could look at them over and over again.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne MarderJune 4, 2009 - 12:02 pm

    The pictures are just beautiful! – you totally captured the flavor of the wedding and the tremendous love and happiness of Ben and Edie – They are just the most wonderful couple!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Paul BreslauJune 4, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    These wonderfully beautiful photos are a small reflection of the kindness and generosity in the hearts of Ben and Edie and those of their family and friends.
    Thank you! Paul and WendyReplyCancel

  • Ava GeetterJune 4, 2009 - 6:04 pm

    Fabulous couple. Gorgeous wedding. Two terrific families. My heels didn’t kill me. Beautiful photos. Don’t you love it when everything falls into place?!

    I especially love the photo of Ben and Edie walking back up the aise together. Thanks for sharing, Nancy.ReplyCancel

  • EdieJune 4, 2009 - 8:35 pm

    Nancy, what can I say? I love Love LOVE your photos…your style…everything! Your passion for your work certainly shines through the photos. Ben and I are thrilled with the pictures. You’re making picking pictures for our album very difficult. I’d like all of them please. We are so happy you were a part of our wedding day.ReplyCancel

  • Gary L. WhitneyJune 5, 2009 - 7:34 am

    Wonderful pictures, of a wonderful couple on a wonderful day….! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kim KahanJune 5, 2009 - 3:26 pm

    Awesome!!!! What more can I say. It was a beautiful day & the photos are magnificent.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly NymanJune 6, 2009 - 12:33 am

    Kelly and Jen Kahn Hutchison think the pictures are amazing and we are sooo happy for Edie and Ben!ReplyCancel

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