March 4, 2020
Caroline and Ben were married on a sunny September day at the Siasconset Casino. I had met with them months before their big day to chat about their vision for their wedding day, and it was truly special for us to see that vision come to life! Nantucket holds a very special place in Ben’s heart because he spent his summers growing up on the island. He mentioned that a dream of his was to have his First Look take place at one of his favorite places in the world. A dock on the way out to Madaket where kids and their parents come to see the turtles pop their heads out of the water. It’s a spot that really reminds you of something out of a Nicholas Sparks movie.
After Caroline was dressed and ready to meet her groom, we headed out to the dock. It was VERY windy, but the planned remained the same. She tapped Ben on the shoulder and he saw her for the first time and embraced. We gave them some quiet time together to take in the moment and then it was time to head out to Sconset to meet their bridal party and family. The ceremony was held on the side yard of the Casino and included lots of laughs, happy tears and JOY! Next, it was time to sneak away for some portraits on the Sconset Bridge and a few by the ocean. This is always my favorite part of the day as the couple can really take a moment to reflect on everything that just took place, as the new Mr. & Mrs.! We headed back to the Casino to finish out the night with an epic dance party. Congratulations to Ben and Caroline! We feel so lucky to have been a part of capturing your big day!
How They Met:Years before we became a couple we were introduced through mutual friends at a house warming party. I knew Ben as “Felman”, a goofy, outgoing, and caring guy. Ben was immediately smitten and told his best friend Ben Rudnick that he was going to marry me one day (this is actually true). Over the next 6 or 7 years whenever we were at social gatherings together, we always found each other and spoke at length. In 2016, I was introduced through the same mutual friends to Ben’s sister, Sasha, to babysit for what would eventually become my niece, Milly. On the first day of babysitting Milly, I immediately thought about Ben and decided to send him a text to catch up. After a few weeks of texting, Ben asked me to grab dinner. That date soon turned into another one, then another and pretty soon after, we found ourselves hanging out every day for a few weeks in a row. As they say, the rest is history.
Best Parts of their day:
After our first look, Ben and I drove over to the Sconset market to meet the rest of the bridal party and family for pictures. Those ~15 minutes ran the gamut of emotions for us. 1 It was our first time seeing each other after being apart all morning 2. It was the only time throughout our entire wedding day that it was just the two of us 3. We were both just so happy and excited as the day we had been preparing for and looking forward to for so long had finally arrived.
Personally, for Ben, he loved the ability to watch our closest friends and family (and dog) walk down the aisle to help us celebrate the best day ever! Culminating with the moment that he had played out in his head for so long; watching Caroline walking down the aisle as his bride.
Post ceremony and mid cocktail hour pictures. Walking across the bridge and down to the beach for pictures was one of the happiest moments for both of us. We were on such high from being officially married and surrounded by so much love and support from our loved ones.
Hair & Makeup: RJ Miller | Florals: Sheila Daume | Venue: Siasconet Casino | Dress: Pronovias | Band: Wilson Stevens | Videographer: Ian Messina | Cake: 45 Surfside | Catering: Nantucket Catering | Invites: Meredith Hanson | Groom’s Suit: Canali | Bridesmaid Dresses: Brideside – Jenny Yoo