Ben + Molly met when they were just children – in elementary school in the northern Michigan town of Boyne City. As Molly described it, she was the drama geek, he was the jock. Despite growing up two blocks from each other and attending the same school + church for years, because of their interests, they never really struck up a friendship. Ben + Molly’s post-high school journeys took them here and there, and somehow, away from their hometown, they eventually re-connected and became good friends. With the mask of their high-school identities gone, they realized that there was something more to their friendship. It wasn’t long before they realized… it was love…and they’ve been together ever since. On their fourth dating anniversary, Ben proposed, Molly said “yes!” and together, they began to plan for a September wedding.
On a sunny September afternoon, Ben + Molly became husband + wife. Though they are currently living in Indiana, they chose to celebrate where it all began – in Boyne City. They said their vows in the church where both sets of parents were married. We took pictures on the beach where they played as children. The reception was held in the backyard of Ben’s parents’ home. This day was absolutely delightful, so heart-warming, and oh so perfect.