Arianna & Ben

While on a date at Conner O’Neills in Boulder, she wore a scarf. He asked her, “What is nice about your scarf?”

She didn’t know. So he pulled her close with the scarf and kissed her for the first time. (Here’s to you, Casablanca).
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4 Responses to “Arianna & Ben”

  1. Kerinsa — December 24, 2010 @ 3:37 pm (#)

    gorgeous! love the pub images.

  2. Sharon — January 2, 2011 @ 3:54 pm (#)

    So many great photos. You two are so in love and it shows!

  3. Kirk — January 12, 2011 @ 12:38 am (#)

    Great photos! Some really distinguished, unique, and memorable photos. He looks like Garth Brooks in some of the photos, which is a good thing. 🙂

  4. Lael — February 21, 2011 @ 8:18 pm (#)

    Ben and Arianna,
    The photos are truly amazing, and incredible visuals of your love for each other, I would say they will bring back many memories in years to come, but I believe you won’t need them, they will just be a nice addition to what your hearts and minds will carry always.

    To the photographer – nice job!

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