Michelle & Ben both swiped right. That’s right, they are a tinder success story! After their first date (phil & seb and a 3 hour walk around mission) Ben said he went home and just knew that he met his wife. They instantly became best friends, they easily laugh together and have even developed their own little language (as it seems whenever I am around them lol.) It was a short 8 months later when Ben proposed. It was just right. Since then they moved in to a new home and welcomed an adorable puppy in to their little family all while planning a wedding!
When I met them (which I think was almost 2 years ago!) I instantly adored them. They are so light-hearted, love on each other hard but most importantly have a friendship that feels so steady. They don’t just love each other, they also really like each other.
On their Wedding day, September 9th, Michelle & Ben had their first look on the bridge in Rideau Park where they had that first date, they wanted to see each other for the first time on their wedding day exactly where it all began. But my favourite part of the day was when, after speeches, we peeled away from everyone in to the garden at sunset. You can hear the clammering of glasses and their guests talking to each other when I asked Michelle & Ben if they felt different; they both shared this over-whelming wave of emotion and feeling after the announcement of them being husband and wife. They felt different. They felt amazing. It gave me goosebumps. I cant wait for that feeling!
I’m so lucky that these two found me so early on and that I got to know them over these years. When it came to the end of the night, I was so sad. It’s amazing how close I feel to my couples and I just know that this isn’t the end for Ben, Michelle and I.
Second Shooter: Landon Anholt
Ceremony: Valley Ridge Golf Course
Reception: Valley Ridge Hall
Florals: Pretty Petals
Cake: Classy Cakes & Cookies
Hair & MUA: Red Bloom Salon
Dress Boutique: Novia Mia Bridal Boutique
Dress Designer: Essence of Australia
Suits: Ted Baker
DJ: Dance! Shout! Productions