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Real Wedding // Chelsea + Benjamin

While the sun set over the water in Jamaica, Benjamin guided Chelsea out onto the beach. As he recanted many of the special moments they shared together thus far in their relationship – he led her over to a white canopy. There, written in sand, were Benjamin’s words to Chelsea asking her to be his bride. With such a romantic proposal, it’s not surprising that their wedding day was nothing if not elegant. As they planned their traditional wedding affair, these two sought vendors whose work they loved and those that recognized their vision. The warm relationships they developed with vendors made each piece of the planning process that much more special. We are delighted to share their wedding day with you – impeccably captured by Jessica Blex Photography & Design!


FROM THE COUPLE: Our wedding day could only be described as pure joy. We felt truly joyful as we experienced all of the wonderful things that come with a wedding day – saying our vows, interacting with our guests and eating the cake! There were unforgettable moments, some as personal as our first look, while others were filled with fun on the dance floor. Looking back, we feel so blessed to have had such a memorable wedding experience and we thank everyone who made that possible. It was important to us to place our guests at the center of our wedding planning, as we wanted them to experience something special. For the couple planning their upcoming nuptials, remember that your wedding day is just one day and your marriage will last a lifetime – so invest in marriage preparation that will help you love your spouse today and even more 20 years down the road. Spend time together in meaningful conversation to talk about your hopes and dreams for the future.


Photographer: Jessica Blex Photography & Design // Rings: Michael Tish Jewelers // Bridal Gown + Jewelry: Ellynne Bridal // Menswear + Preservation: Tip Top Tux // Hair: Strawberry Patch Salon // Makeup: Kiss + Makeup – A Beauty Boutique // Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew // Floral Design: TerraSumoto – Event Design & Ornamental Horticulture // Rentals: AAA Rents & Event Services // Cake: Chere’s Custom Creations // Ceremony Music: Chas Bogatz Music // Reception Music + Photo Booth + Lighting: Complete Weddings + Events | Lincoln – Norfolk // Wedding Party Gifts: francesca’s + Fossil // Transportation: Lincoln Pedal Pushers // Celebrant/Officiant: Rev. Benjamin Holdren + Rev. Robert Matya // Marriage Preparation: Engaged Encounter // Gift Registry: Bed Bath & Beyond + Target // Parties + Showers: Blown – A Blow Dry Bar // Rehearsal Dinner: Lied Center for Performing Arts // Second Photographer: Brooklyn Machacek // Ceremony Venue: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church // Reception Venue + Catering + Guest Accommodations: Embassy Suites by Hilton – Lincoln

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