Ben & Jessica | A Sunny Wedding at North Shore Country Club in Mequon

Ben & Jessica’s wedding day at North Shore Country Club has been over a decade in the making!!! I first met Ben & Jess two years ago for their engagement session and have been counting down the days (601 to be exact) until their wedding ever since — well friends, it exceeded my expectations in every way.

It’s an interesting thing, being a wedding photographer. We get to witness the most joyous moments, share in the excitement but you also get to be a “fly on the wall”… which I love because there is so much valuable insight in the interactions we witness. For example, as I watched Jessica’s bridesmaids get ready in the morning, it dawned on me how deeply they adore Jessica — as I watched their smiles turn to happy tears, it was clear that all 7 girls cherish their friendship with Jess and embrace her as a sister. I’m not sure I can properly articulate HOW genuinely excited every member of the wedding party was for Ben & Jessica. Their smiles, their enthusiasm and their happiness carried throughout the day in a contagious manner… I seriously want to put in an application to be part of their crew!

There are SO many details & stories that I wanted to share and I wasn’t sure where to start when I began writing this but as I began to reflect on their wedding day, I realized that my favorite part was the simplest moment of the day. It was during the ceremony that I stood quietly off to the side as Ben & Jessica held hands in front of their family & friends — a breeze was softly blowing, a cello played in the background, and every guest was quietly listening. Ben softly smiled at Jessica and as her eyes met his, he silently mouthed “I love you.”. It was the most real moment to witness and brought tears to my eyes because THAT is what every wedding is ultimately about. When you strip away the pretty flowers, the fancy clothing, the lively music… you’re left with two people who’s love has gotten them here.

Ben & Jessica, I am so thrilled to have been part of your wedding day!! Thank you for allowing me to document a love story 10+ years in the making — I can’t wait to see whats next! Xo

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Jessica’s bridesmaids had the sweetest reaction when seeing her in her wedding dress!!!

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The pure JOY on Ben’s face!!! <3

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Ben looked at Jess like this ALL DAY!!!

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A favorite!!!

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Sounding like a broken record here but this “just married” photo is too good!

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I can’t believe the incredible SLIVER of sun we got for these photos!

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Leave some love for these two in the comments below! If they receive 25 or more comments, they will receive a complimentary 8×10″ gift print of their favorite image.

Special thanks to all the vendor’s who made this day so spectacular – 

Ceremony & Reception Venue: North Shore Country Club Dress: Watters from White Dress | Florist: Feisty Flowers Bakery: Gigi’s Cupcakes DJ: VanRixel Productions | Invitations: Minted | Bridesmaid Dresses: Hayley Paige from Bella Bridesmaids

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