Their first date almost didn’t happen. You see, Ben, a Baltimore native, was living in Jacksonville, Florida for his Orthodontic Residency, and Leah, an RN, was living in Gainesville, about an hour and a half away. Their paths were separate, their calendars, full. Their busy careers and daily schedules made meeting someone difficult, let alone organizing a first date, which was nearly impossible. Loved ones encouraged them to go online and test the dating scene on Jdate, which quickly lead them to one another, and soon after, Leah accepted an invitation from Ben to dinner in Gainesville. The big night came… and that’s when Ben realized just HOW far away Jacksonville was from Gainesville, and having not accounted for the travel time and faced with a less-than-punctual arrival….he considered cancelling at the last minute. But, being an upstanding gentleman, he decided to persevere, late arrival and all. And sweet, patient Leah waited for Ben, in a move that would change the trajectory of their lives forever. Which brings us to their wedding! This fall, Leah + Ben finally made it official with an absolutely gorgeous celebration in Pensacola, Florida. From their beautiful ceremony at the newly renovated Temple Beth El (the oldest Jewish congregation in Florida – Leah’s ancestors were some of the founding members in 1876!) to their incredibly romantic, open air, candlelit reception at the exquisite Pensacola Country Club, it was truly picture perfect. As friends and family shed happy tears and toasted their first day as husband and wife, we couldn’t help but pinch ourselves. Leah + Ben, thank you. You are two of the kindest, most lovely people we have had the chance to work with. Your day was beyond perfect and your circle of friends and family filled our hearts with overwhelming love and joy. Here’s to JDate, Google Maps and a lifetime of love and happiness.
THE DREAM TEAM!
Florist | Fiore of Pensacola
Ceremony Venue | Temple Beth El | Pensacola, Florida
Reception Venue | Pensacola Country Club | Pensacola, Florida
Wedding Coordinator | Valerie Pritt | Fleur de Lis Event Consulting
Chuppah, Tent Draping, Lighting & Chandeliers | Wedding Walls
Band | Big Night Dynamite | Atlanta, Georgia
Videographer | Caleb Pierce | Pierce Visuals
Cake | Betty Weber
Catering | Pensacola Country Club
Groom Attire | Men’s Wearhouse
Rentals | Clark Rents