Couple Story: Ben & Kari
We love it when our couples choose a significant or sentimental location for their wedding, a place that has meaning to their story together. Kari and Ben did just that with their Relix Variety Theatre wedding. When the two first started dating, they both lived minutes from the venue, so this area holds a special place in their hearts and journey together; and we were so thrilled to be part of it.Ben and Kari chose to do a first look, and we captured the moments as the two had an emotional exchange of wedding gifts. We took advantage of a super cool alley and all of its character for some perfect couple’s shots. You may remember the sweet images of these two on their bikes from their engagement, and we decided to incorporate the classic bicycle again in some of our favorite shots from their big day.
Relix features a nice loft where Kari and her bridesmaids spent their time prepping together and another apartment just on the back of the building for Ben and his fellas. Our favorite detail in this venue is the super unique wall decor made up of purses and handbags of various colors woven together, and the addition of a backdrop of twinkling lights during the ceremony made this couple shine as they shared their vows from the stage. One really cool part of the couple’s details was that the programs and invitations were from Ben’s personal Etsy shop – ThPrntShp. Personalized items like this (and their adorable bicycle cake topper) made their wedding a true standout.
The color pallette, including pops of yellow and lavender in the dried florals, evoked a fall vibe, as did the incorporation of cotton in the centerpieces and bouquets. The gorgeous neutral dresses that the bridesmaids and Kari wore really stood out. We loved that Kari allowed each of her bridesmaids to choose her own dress in white to ensure that each was comfortable, and they looked amazing combined with her phenomenal lace gown (seriously, that dress was made for her) and the guys’ gray suits and Ben’s snazzy bowtie.
The day was filled with love, laughter, and personalized details that made this couple’s day truly unique, and we are excited to share their wedding today. Congratulations, again, Kari and Ben.
Photographer: Juicebeats Photography//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Jos A Banks//Dress Designer: Kenneth Winston//Apparel: Prestige Tuxedo//Bakery: Publix//Floral Designer: Smoky Mountain Lavendar//Floral Designer: The Blaithin Blair Shop //Dress Store: Wedding Wonderland//Event Venue: Relix Variety Theatre//