Ben & Hedda’s Rehearsal Dinner

July 6, 2008

What an amazing weekend! I just got back a few hours ago from the weekend wedding of the summer! Yesterday Ben & Hedda were married in a beautiful ceremony on the lawn in Greenport, NY – on the north fork of Long Island. Amazingly the forecasted rain never materialized and everything went off without a hitch.

I can’t tell you how powerful it is to be there for the whole weekend instead of just the wedding day – it allows me to really get to know the family, their connections, and what’s important to them. Ben & Hedda are blessed with an absolutely amazing group of friends and family who support and love them unconditionally and it was such an honor to be there to document the weekend.

And now for your viewing pleasure…..

Ben & Hedda hosted a laid back rehearsal dinner on the water filled with great speeches and misty eyes. But before that there was a rehearsal!

Ben & Hedda got married under two beautiful trees. Another good reason to be there for the whole weekend….during the rehearsal I noticed that a branch was obstructing some view on the bride’s side and would be a bother for photos during the actual ceremony. No problem! On Saturday morning Ben and his Brother put the branch in a “sling” to hold it out of the way πŸ™‚ Imagine trying to deal with that an hour before the wedding!

I’m not sure but I think Ben’s pretty psyched πŸ™‚

And I think Hedda shares his feelings πŸ™‚

Hedda and her Dad have an especially close relationship – it got me all misty seeing them together during the weekend πŸ™‚

One of the flower children hiding under her Mom’s legs πŸ™‚

Ben & Hedda visiting tables….

I love watching people’s reactions during toasts.

After the rehearsal dinner we all went back to the property for a bonfire on the beach….it was July 4th after all! Ben and his family set off some IMPRESSIVE fireworks πŸ™‚

Stay tuned for many MANY more photos!

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