Photos by:

Marsais

Getting right out and saying it, this wedding anniversary session is touching and a tear-jerker to say the least. We’re so thankful to have had Marsais share such a beautiful shoot representing real, deep love and Joy and Ben’s story is one for the ages. With the help of Jade Magnolia‘s boho chic design and Clementine‘s lovely blooms, this astounding couple certainly deserved a terrific way to mark their wedding anniversary and this shoot was it. Read their incredible story below and be sure to have a tissue handy to wipe those tears!

anniversary session ideas - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

From the photographer, Marsais: It’s a special occasion working in the wedding industry when a couple immediately touches your heart, at such a young age, and inspires you all the same. That is the start of the story of Ben + Joy, who are celebrating their wedding anniversary. This is no ordinary love story, but one of courage and determination and a love that runs deep and wide.

wedding invitations - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

colorful wedding flowers - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

At age 16 Ben was diagnosed with an extremely rare bone cancer. The battle would begin, taking his right leg to repair his spine and and giving him a 10% chance of survival. At age 18, he was diagnosed again, with odds that you can imagine, completely did not serve in his favor. He met Joy during this time and their friendship began and ultimately, united them. It has been a long, arduous journey for any young man to endure but 7 years in remission, he finally got to marry the love of his life. Unsure if this day would ever arrive, it was a celebration their friends and family will never forget.

boho wedding dress - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

dreamy sweetheart tables - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

wedding place settings - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

bride and groom - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

grassy sweetheart tables - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

Marking their wedding anniversary is extremely important for them. It represents the fight they have for each other, the will to overcome such heartbreak and the power that love and faith represent in their life. We couldn’t think of a better place to represent such growth and life in their session than having this anniversary shoot take place at the incredible Greenhouse in Driftwood. A very place which uniquely represents such incredible and rare treasures. A location filled with light and love. We wish Ben + Joy nothing but extreme happiness in their long life together! We are celebrating with you guys!

peony and rose centerpieces - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

boho wedding decor - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

botanical wedding bouquets - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

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coral charm peony wedding cakes - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

romantic wedding ideas - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

dramatic wedding dresses - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

anniversary ideas - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

View all images from this anniversary shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Marsais

Event Design and Wedding Cake

Jade Magnolia

Floral Design

Clementine

Venue

The Greenhouse Driftwood

Wedding Dress

BHLDN

Hair and Makeup

Janelle Christine

Fabric Runner

Pistils + Stamen

Mud Cloth

The Stella Blue Gallery

Ribbon

Silk & Willow

Glassware and Napkins

Anthropologie

Dinnerware

Crate & Barrel

Film Scans

The FIND Lab

Wedding Invitations and Calligraphy

Red Calligraphy

2 comments
  • Charlotte

    Amazing story, I actually didn’t notice his cane until I went back and read the story. True love!

  • This is a heart-touching love story and a beautiful one. I must say that nothing matters when you are in deep love with someone. Congratulations to both for showing us true love.