Staci and Ben met over coffee, except they weren't sitting at the same table. Staci worked behind the counter and Ben frequented the local shop. At first he wasn't too excited that one of his friends was leaving and would be replaced by a new barista, but soon Ben was bringing Staci books he wanted to share and Staci was learning exactly how he took his coffee.
"Staci supports me in pursuing my passions and makes me want to be a better person every day," Ben said.
Just from getting to know these two over a short period of time, I know they have lots of passions. I love the way these two live their lives. From their obvious affection for each other and their beloved dogs to choosing to take a road trip honeymoon instead of the typical beach vacation, they keep life interesting. I like that, and it inspires me to live my life with open arms too.
Staci and Ben, you two deserve all the best. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day!
Rachel from Blue Envelope Boutique did such a great job on their non-traditional invitations!
Gorgeous, gorgeous, Staci!
While I stayed with the girls, my friend Brittany hung out with the guys ... and these furry guys. :)
Staci has a really close relationship with her family and did a first look with her dad and brother. So sweet!
The day started out sunny and clear, but as we neared ceremony time, the clouds darkened ...
And then the rain came five minutes before the outdoor ceremony was to start! It's good luck, right? :) Luckily, it cleared up not long after it started.
Thank you, Brittany, for that picture up there on the left! Love it. :)
We got to squeeze in a couple more portraits at dusk. It was totally worth it!
Love this photo of Ben and his grandma. :)
To see more from Staci and Ben's lake wedding, click here to view a SLIDESHOW or watch it here:
Ceremony/Reception: The Oaks Lakeside Florist: Terri Witkosky Hair Stylist: Sandi's Hair Studio II DJ: On the Mic Entertainment Paper Goods: Blue Envelope Boutique Bride's Dress: Justin Alexander Bride's Shoes: Liz Claiborne Bridesmaids' Dresses: CoralieBeatrix Suit: JhaneBarnes Honeymoon: Road trip to the Grand Canyon!