the wedding of

Michael and Ben

November 4th
Venue: Kendall Plantation
Lead Photographer: Shelly Beck
Photographer: Joshua Michael
Wedding Planner: Marigold
Caterer: Absolutely Delicious
Drinks: Bartenders4You
Florist: Botanika
Cake: 2 Tarts Bakery
DJ: Platinum DJ Entertainment

Recessional and First Dance - Come What May by Ewan McGregor
Mother and Son Dances - Rainbow by Kesha and I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack

Suits: Nordstrom
Suits: Bonjour Biqui
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Hair: Shag the Salon
Makeup: Prim& Powder
Makeup: Samantha Olson Artistry
Music: Cello Vida String Quartet
Concept: Great Gatsby
Colors: Rainbow, Gold, and Black


Michael & Ben's love story "played" through a five song playlist – 

Song 1. Lady Gaga, The Fame. "LoveGame"  
Cupid's arrow hit Michael and Ben during a Lady GaGa concert in Houston. "We had just began talking via OKCupid, and our now maid-of-honor pushed us to trade numbers, which lead to our first date."

Song 2. Lady Gaga, Born This Way. "Yoü and I" 
Our first date was a little awkward. "When we recognized our mutual love for music, the dates became less awkward." Dates were picnics on the floor of a college dorm, to the picnic where the proposal occurred. 

Song 3. Glee Cast, Glee: The Music, Vol.1. "Don't Stop Believing" 
June 27, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. Michael and Ben could now be married!

Song 4. Taylor Swift, 1989. "Welcome To New York" 
The Great Gatsby movie set the tone and theme for the elegance Michael and Ben wanted for their wedding.

Song 5. Kesha, Rainbow, "Rainbow" 
Six years after meeting, Michael and Ben said "I Do" at Kendall Plantation. "God put a rainbow in the sky for us to see beauty after a storm. We look to the sky without any limit and seek the good things in life."

The Perfect Mix Tape