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Emily & Ben

by Maddie Eisenhart, Digital Director & Style Editor

* Emily & Ben * Photographer: LeahAndMark (APW Sponsor) * Soundtrack for reading: “Lovelier Than You” by B.o.B. * (5) (7) (8) (9) (11) (12) (14) (16) (17) (20) (21) (22) (23) (25) (27) (28) (30) (31) (32) (35) (37) (38) (39) (40) (44) (45) (47) (48) (49)

Emily’s Day from humanstory on Vimeo

The Info—Photography: LeahAndMark (APW Sponsor) / Video: HumanStory / Venue: Emily’s parents’ house / Catering: Kogi BBQ / Dress: A total disaster that was saved at the last second by a local seamstress, Gloria Jean / Suit: Nordstrom

One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: A multi-day communal celebration highlighted by a peaceful ceremony and an unforgettable party.

Favorite thing about the wedding: Ben: Spending a week with family and close friends before the wedding—and being completely alone for a week afterwards. Emily: Standing under our chuppah beneath a canopy of trees, literally encircled by everyone we love.

Maddie Eisenhart

Maddie is APW’s Digital Director and Style Editor. She’s been writing stories about boys, crushes, and relationships since she was old enough to form shapes into words, but received her formal training (and a BS) from NYU in Entertainment and Mass Media in 2008. She now spends a significant amount of time thinking about trends on the internet and the future of Miley Cyrus’ career. A Maine native, Maddie currently lives on a pony farm in the Bay Area with her husband and their lazy mastiff, Juno. Current hair color: Pink.

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  • d-day

    gorgeous. also, love the humanstory video..!

  • Kris

    First of all, I have hardcore house/venue envy. I can only hope to someday inhabit somewhere that peaceful and beautiful!

    Second, I’m totally teared up after watching that video. Just lovely! :)

  • Jen

    LOVE the shoes Emily, where did you get them?

    • Emily

      My friend (the one in the first picture, actually!) found them for me from Sergio Rossi (via DSW) online. They also had white with black embroidery which was really pretty! I doubt they’re still available, though, because they were on clearance about a year ago.

  • Laura

    Those shoes!

  • Nancy


  • Ana María

    I loved your video! Your happiness just radiates through all the photos and images. Congratulations!

  • Kerry


  • mimi

    I love the shadow picture. So pretty!

  • L

    YAY Humanstory! They were our videographers as well, although videographer can’t even describe them. Seriously, William and Kristen were wicked awesome.

    And awesome wedding! I love the shoes!

  • DanaDou

    Tea ceremony! How lovely. We’re doing one of those too – did you do it before the exchanging of vows or after (j/w).

    TY and congrats!

    • Emily

      Ours was before vows, as part of the ceremony. We had a crazy mashup of Chinese/Christian/Jewish/Hispanic traditions so we had to be a little flexible with certain things :)

  • Army Amy*

    I love all the pictures of y’all holding hands!*

  • Kimberly

    Video? Fantastic.

  • Eryn

    I love your dress with a fiercely love.