The Oaks at Salem Wedding Photographer | Danielle + Ben



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The Oaks at Salem Wedding Photographer | Danielle + Ben

We had such an amazing time with Danielle and Ben at The Oaks at Salem last weekend! They are the sweetest and we just loved meeting all their family and friends! Their romantic, rustic wedding gave us all the feels! Their personal DIY touches were super cute and we loved all the mint green details! Read more about Danielle and Ben below, and how their happily ever after started!

Danielle and Ben met freshman year of college, she was on the women’s volleyball team and he on the men’s volleyball team. At the time he had a girlfriend and she had just got out of a rough relationship. They became extremely close, things ended with his girlfriend and she had gotten over her ex relationship. Since September of 2012 untill now, they have been inseparable.

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How did Ben propose?

They had just graduated college, May 2016, and both of their families decided to take a trip to Asheville for a week to celebrate. One day, Ben had the idea to go to Gorges State Park. This park was a 3 mile hike up to this beautiful waterfall scenic view. There were rocks you could climb on below the waterfall in which they decided to go sit on one and look at the view. Whats funny is that she looked over at Ben and said “This would be a beautiful spot for you to propose to me” in which they both just laughed. I had NO idea that he was actually going to. He played it off and said they should move to another rock to get some pictures which, SHE LOVE pictures so she jumped up and ran ahead to find the perfect spot. When Ben finally met up to her, he hugged her from behind, kissed her, told her “You’re so beautiful” got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. She was crying so hard that I couldn’t even say yes! Is that sweet or what!

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Danielle said, “What I love most about Ben is his ability to make me laugh. But especially seeing him laugh or smile fills me with so much love. He may be a tall giant, but he is sweet and loving and I love him so much for it!”
Ben said, “The thing I love most about Danielle is her beautiful soul. She is the kindest, most loving, and most caring person I’ve ever met. Her love is unconditional and I’m the luckiest guy in the world to be able to spend my life with her.”

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Such an awesome day!! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of it!! Xo, Ashley and Bill

A HUGE thank you to this AMAZING Creative Team:
Venue: The Oaks at Salem
Wedding Planner: The Oaks at Salem 
Caterer: Backyard Bistro
Officiant: Ceremonies by Katherine
DJ: Robert White
Cake: Duck Donuts
Florals: Every Bloomin Thing
Videographer: Damien Maass
Stationary/Wedding Invitations: Papyrus
Party Rentals: Party Reflections
Photography: Bow Tie Collaborative

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