Ben and Avery, Philips Arena Wedding

when the atlanta hawks pay for your wedding, david's bridal provides the wardrobe, and tinder pays for your honeymoon, you get married in Philips arena. I have never been apart of something so incredible and crazy!! ben and Avery's story is so cool and they are the most deserving couple! if you want to know the whole story, you can visit the link at the bottom of the blog!! you will want to check it out, I promise!! 

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after hair and make up, ben ad Avery decided to exchange their gifts in the pacman bar at philips. it was so precious watching them give each other these sweet gifts that they made / got specifically for this moment.  

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after everyone was dressed and ready, Avery had her gift exchange with her mom, the first look with her dad, and the first prayer with ben (all of which made me cry, they were so sweet). 

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Avery had some of the greatest girls standing beside her. watching their reactions to how beautiful she looked brought me so much joy!!

then, ben and his guys being cool, as always!!

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ceremony time

the ceremony took place in the middle of the arena, hawks symbol and all!!

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the mercedes-benz stadium is a new addition to atlanta, as of recently, so it was a pretty unique opportunity to take photos with it in the background!!  

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one of the coolest parts of the entire day was when the chief executive officer, Steve koonin, attended the wedding and gave a speech about ben and Avery. It was so sweet of him to take the time to honor these two and say such sweet words. not only did he give his speech, he also played a video from the ceo of tinder. the video informed ben and Avery that tinder was going to gift them with a fully paid for honeymoon to anywhere they wanted to go!!! how crazy?!

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first dances always make me smile, but these were even more precious because ben and avery's one year old daughter, jojo, joined them on the dance floor!!

then, after all the sweet dances, ben and his mom opened up the dance floor with a coordinated dance that got everyone ready to party.

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it doesn't get much grander then a horse and carriage!

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   link : https://www.nba.com/hawks/news/hawks-swipe-right-night-couple-tie-knot-philips-arena

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