Bee and Chris: a wedding.

Bee and Ben Wight have been very good friends for several years so when she and Chris got engaged she knew immediately that she needed her some Ben Wight for her wedding.  And, honestly, who doesn’t?   I cannot say enough good things about this woman.  I love her like I’ve known her for years; she’s smart, funny, confident, cool, kind, honest, gorgeous, and fun.  And she thinks I look like Tabitha from So You Think You Can Dance.  Major, major points, ladies.  Chris is amazing.  He’s so supportive and loyal and kind and gentle.  Sigh. I love him, too.

I want to take a second and talk about something Ben and I experienced at Bee and Chris’ wedding that we want to share with you guys.  Especially if you’re a girl who’s engaged and planning her wedding.  Bee and Chris were married at The Sheraton in Norwood.  I forget the exact name of it and, frankly, it doesn’t matter.  Their ceremony was held in a conference room and the venue probably hadn’t hosted a single ‘who’s who’ wedding.  And you know what?  It was one of the best weddings we’ve ever photographed. EVER photographed.  I don’t know about her color scheme, and in twenty years neither will she.  Not sure if she had wedding favors, but if she did I bet some people never even took ’em home.  Her dress was gorgeous and simple and stunning.  Mickey Mouse could have designed it and I wouldn’t give a shit.  It was gorgeous, Bee is gorgeous, that’s all we know.

What was at their wedding, in spades, was love.  Chris and Bee are deeply and madly in love.  They want to spend the rest of their lives together so they got married.  They invited old and new friends and lots of family and they celebrated.  There wasn’t a person at that wedding who wasn’t all over the dance floor.  There wasn’t a person there who didn’t feel those rooms explode with love.   We all felt it, I was crying my eyes out behind my camera lens.  It was an absolute honor to be there for Bee and Chris.

We want to mention that because it’s of utmost importance.  For two kids who aren’t married, we have accidentally become wedding experts.  Let me assure you, as we wrap up our fourth year at this gig, very few things make a wedding better than a couple passionately, madly, deeply in love.

Save your money on matching napkin rings and find a guy who thinks you walk on water.  From this angle, it sure seems worth the wait.

love. love. love. and gratitude. thank you.

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November 9, 2010 - 10:38 am

Joanna H - Tara- Your words in this post are SOOO right on and the photos are absolutely stunning. What a GORGEOUS wedding and a beautiful couple! So much amazingness that you capture, whenever I need a smile, I visit your blog.

November 9, 2010 - 1:11 pm

Jenny - I just need to let you know that your write up of Bee and Chris’s wedding just brought me to tears (and I am NOT a crier!!).

Going through the whole wedding planning process myself, I am overwhelmed with how much attention is put on the materialistic stuff, and so I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to hear someone talk about what really matters.

Yeah, ok – you wanna look like a hottie and you don’t want the band/DJ to suck, but at the end of the day it’s truly about the love – both for your significant other and for all of the incredible people in your life who are there to celebrate with you. I feel so incredibly lucky to be marrying my best friend, the person who is my everything… that I’m with you in saying TO HELL with the damn napkin rings!! :)

Thanks for writing this. While we knew you guys kicked ass before, we are now even MORE pumped to have you photograph our wedding in August!

Much love,
Jenny (and Tony!)

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