Ben and Karen Hershner were married August 30th at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Hamilton, Ohio, where 175 guests gathered to enjoy the rustic, elegant theme. The wedding party consisted of five groomsmen, five bridesmaids, two flower girls and one ring bearer.
Some favorite moments from Ben and Karen's special day include the 'first look' in the museum courtyard, fun photos in the no-booth photo booth, riding golf carts all around the venue, speeches, dancing and, of course, smashing the cake in each other's faces.
The couple met in college at the University of Cincinnati through Karen's roommate. Her roommate was in a relationship with Ben's friend and insisted that Karen date him so all four of them could hang out together. It did not take long before Karen and Ben knew they were perfect for each other.
The proposal took place on Christmas Eve. Ben dressed the couple's nine-month-old daughter in an outfit with stickers spelling "Will you marry my daddy?" It was difficult for Karen to read because the baby had pulled off a few of the letters and was trying to eat them. When Karen saw the ring tied on a string tied around their daughter's neck, however, she knew exactly what the stickers were meant to spell.
Following the wedding was a relaxing honeymoon on the water. Karen and Ben enjoyed a cruise to the Bahamas and Key West to celebrate their marriage.