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….
Edie couldn’t decide on shoes….so I shot both pairs!
Seeing each other for the first time…
at the Barking Crab….
The groom hanging out with the flower girl and some super-cool origami table cards.
Ben had just two requests for the wedding – the first was to have some Miller High Life – the champagne of beers!
The ceremony was very sweet and personal, but also hysterical…and made it easy for me to get great shots like this one….
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.
At the end of the ceremony, everyone tossed palm flowers as a symbol of love and fidelity.
This was the groom’s other request – pigs in a blanket!
I always love the expressions when people are getting hoisted up for the hora!
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!
And who doesn’t love dancing and singing with Ray from Night Shift?
They had a massive sundae bar and cupcakes from Party Favors in lieu of a cake – yum!!!
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.
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….