Remember Denise and Ben from their engagement session? Well they tied the knot last weekend! Denise and I actually used to work together at the Purdue Telefund when we were both attending Purdue University back in the day. When she first contacted me and booked me as her photographer we did everything over the phone/email since her and Ben live in Iowa. We didn't realize we both knew each other until after the booking process was over! Such a small world! I haven't seen her since my Purdue days so it was great getting to see her and photograph her big day!
Denise and Ben first met through mutual friends. Their story is pretty neat because they ended up going to a bar with their friends and Ben ended up approaching her similar to how her father approached her mother when they first met. Ben said something along the lines of "get a drink for my future wife" which is almost exactly what her father said to her mother! How neat is that?!?! Denise thought, well this is fate, and they ended up talking and the rest is history!
Ben proposed to Denise on the 4th of July during the fireworks show and in front of her family.
Denise and Ben's wedding combined two cultures. Denise is Mexican and wanted to incorporate that into the wedding. The ceremony was bilingual and they tied in several Mexican traditions and the reception featured a Spanish band! The band was a gift from Denise's father and man did they know how to bring the party!
AND can we talk about the cakes?!?!?! Their wedding cake was a small round cake that was surrounded by assorted cupcakes. However, my favorite part of their cakes was the groom cake. It was made into the shape of a pizza and it was amazing!
Enjoy a few of my favorite's from their big day below.
Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Polo Room
Bride's Dress: David's Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Stacy's
Tux Rental: Men's Warehouse
Cake: Claudia's Cakes
Caterer: Schnitzelbank Catering
Entertainment: Kodyzia2 Musical
Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Edith Rubio Lopez
Officiant: Father Gordon Mann