We are so lucky to have come across the paths of Nicole and Ben via one of our previous wedding clients, Katie+Tony. And we’re even luckier that both of those couples (whose weddings were out of state), now live in Durham! We love them all. When we had our first Skype meeting with Nicole and Ben, the first thing I noticed was her admirable forearm tattoo of their dog wearing a flower crown and I liked her instantly. Ben didn’t have a tattoo of their dog wearing a flower crown but I liked him too. Recently we had a chance to catch up at dinner and we realized that we have many things in common, and that Nicole actually has many tattoos. She also did the brilliant move of suggesting that we visit Salem, MA when we were up in Boston, and because of her incredible suggestion, I now have a Lost Boys dress and also four humongous art prints of bats dressed like old timey gentlemen hanging in our living room. We loved it. We also visited Fenway and got a foam finger for our baseball foam finger collection.
Anyway, we also had a wonderful time at Nicole and Ben’s wedding! It was windy, which I LOVE – shooting in the wind is a ton of fun and adds a lot of movement and is generally regarded by me as awesome – and we got to walk around really neat, historic spots of Boston that I’ve missed on previous trips. It’s beautiful! And they got married in an old jail (fun!) and had donuts and green glassware and specially grown peonies and all sorts of other glorious things. Plus Ben got Nicole custom portraits of their dogs as a wedding gift that delighted her to tears (literally). And now we have two new friends who like food and animals and cocktails.
Date: June 15, 2019 Ceremony+Reception Venue: The Liberty Hotel // Boston, MA First Dance Song: “Crazy Love” – Van Morrison Nicole’s Occupation: Human Resources Ben’s Occupation: Finance How You Met: We met through work and sparked our love for each other with a first kiss at The Pinhook in Durham. Interesting Facts: We LOVE to travel and between us have been to Belize, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico and the British Virgin Islands with many more trips on the horizon. Honeymoon: Martha’s Vineyard immediately following the wedding with a longer trip (Croatia?) in 2020. Officiant: Kezia Bacon Band: Ripcord Florist: Wild dahlia Donuts: Kane’s Donuts of Boston Caterer: The Liberty Hotel Hair+Makeup: ZenaRose Videographer: Armor in Motion Films Coordinator: Keri Ketterer Walter of Always Yours Events