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Rikki + Ben

Have you ever just met someone, and clicked instantly?? This is exactly how we felt when we met Rikki and Ben for the first time! They are both so down to earth, and we could see how much love they have one another! Their wedding day was so special to everyone there, and we enjoyed every second getting to capture all the special moments.

Number One Tip for Future Phocus Brides to Consider:

"Be there and know you're a beautiful princess for the day!"-Rikki

If there is one thing everyone knows about Phocus is that not only are you getting your photographers, but you are also getting your very own hype crew!! Sometimes we have to remind our beautiful brides just how AMAZING they look! Rikki definitely received that hype and was living for those moments!

What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos?

"The cigar shot!"-Ben

It is always so exciting to see the creativity that our couples bring to their wedding day! When Rikki and Ben mentioned doing a cigar shot, you know we were all in!!

What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos?

"Sparkler exit and dad's first look!"-Rikki

How many people could we actually fit on a 3ft wide bridge?!? It was a very tight fit, but none the less we made it happen!!

How did you two meet?

"On Plenty of fish (dating website)!"-Rikki

It's always the ones that you don't see coming! The chemistry that Rikki and Ben have together truly is magical! There is no denying that they are each other's best friend.

Tell us about THE dress!

"I got my dress at a boutique In Atlanta Georgia."-Rikki

We absolutely adored Rikki's dress! It was so unique and perfect for Rikki! She was glowing from head to toe!

Tell Us About Your First Dance!

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST DANCE SONG?:Can't help falling in love with you by Hailey Reinhart

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THAT SONG?: "It's a beautiful song originally from Elvis Presley."-Rikki

You can always tell when our couples are in their moment, because they can't keep their eyes off each other! Rikki and Ben were lost in their own world, and you can truly see how long this day was waited for.

Describe the BRIDE on your wedding day!

"I've never seen her so nervous like she was at the beginning of the ceremony, but it was hidden by the overwhelming beauty of her in that dress. Nerves quickly faded into excitement, and I think it's safe to say we both had the best day of our lives."-Ben

It's 100% normal to be nervous and shaking in those heels on the wedding day! Who wouldn't be?! You have worked so hard, and planned so many details for this ONE special day. As soon as the day arrives, it feels unreal that it is FINALLY here, but it is worth every ounce of stress and tears poured into it! Rikki was absolutely the Queen of the day, and she knew it!

Describe the GROOM on your wedding day!

"From that moment when I seen him turn around to look at me walking down the aisle and as tears filled our eyes we both only could see each other. No one else in the room mattered! As we said our vows I knew that we are truly ment to be! He is my person!"-Ben

Ben was definitely not one for loving all the attention being on him, but he sure did look great! He kept those emotions at ease...until he saw his bride!

What was the most EMOTIONAL part of the day and WHY?

"The moment at the alter when I turned around to see my bride for the first time. It felt like the earth stopped spinning for those few moments when I laid my eyes on her. I tried to keep my composure but my emotions got the best of me."-Ben

We always place bets between us and our brides if their future hubby is going to cry at the altar or not! For Ben he swore up and down he wasn't going to shed a tear, but little did he know that the impact of seeing his bride for the first time would beg to differ!

What was the most EMOTIONAL part of the day and WHY?

"As I was walking down to see my dad for the first look I couldn't breathe or catch my breath. I had to stop on the stairway 4 times just to make it down in one piece."-Rikki

The first look between Rikki and her dad was such a special moment to be a part of! You could see how nervous Rikki was walking up to her dad, but as soon as he turned around all those nerves faded! You can see how much this moment meant to her dad.

What is ONE moment of your wedding you will always remember?

"When we finally said I DO! I could never forget the way we looked at each other in the eyes, and knew that this was the best day of our lives!"-Rikki

This is that moment that your heart begins to race again, because now it's official that you are married!! Smiles from ear to ear as you begin to get overwhelmed with joy that this moment has finally arrived!

Favorite Part of the Phocus Experience?

"They were so fast and quick changing out family for photos, and we had so many different poses I would have never thought to do! Hands down worth every penny spent! I loved you guys!!!!"-Rikki

Overall, Rikki and Ben's wedding day was beautiful from start to end! It joys our hearts to see our couples living in the best day of their life, and allowing us to be a part of it! We wouldn't trade these memories for the world!

Here are some of our favorites from the day!


Officiant: BeachPreacher

Coordination: Hilton Pensacola Beach

Photography: Phocus & Company

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