WEDDING: Erik and Ben

Grand Rapids, Michigan

I’ve covered my share of emotional situations during my 13 years as a newspaper photojournalist but I’ll admit that I fought back tears as I witnessed the most heart-felt wedding ceremony yet. I don’t remember all the words spoken during Erik and Ben’s vows to each other but I remember this line “sometimes I feel like you’re the only thing I’ve gotten right.”  At that point, there were no dry eyes.

Erik and Ben have amazing friends and family that transformed Erik’s childhood home into one classy wedding venue.  They came in on a boat, had their dog Ethel with them through it all, handed out hugs and ginger pear jam they made themselves. Erik’s sister made the cake and a close friend made special drinks. And later, the living room turned into one crazy fun dance party.

Erik and Ben, you have definitely gotten this love thing right.

Food: San Chez
Rings: Kara | Daniel Jewelry
Hair and event planning: Drue McPherson
Band: Great Green Room

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10 responses

  1. Beautiful work, Kendra!

    December 5, 2013 at 2:59 pm

  2. Jodi Groessl

    Once again, amazing and inspiring photos. Thanks for sharing.

    December 6, 2013 at 6:22 am

  3. Jodi

    great work Kendra!

    December 6, 2013 at 11:22 am

  4. i love everything about this. congrats, Ben & Erik! gorgeous capture, Kendra!

    December 6, 2013 at 7:36 pm

  5. Drue McPherson

    Such beautiful photographs! You are absolutely amazing. I loved this wedding!

    December 12, 2013 at 12:42 am

    • Thank you, Drue. You did a wonderful job planning all the special details and keeping things running right on time. Best of all, you didn’t forget to bring the photographer a cupcake 🙂 You’re the best!

      December 12, 2013 at 9:25 am

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