Erin & Ben Napier Share Wedding Video to Celebrate 12th Anniversary: ‘Got a Little Teary’



a group of people posing for a photo: The Home Town stars have been together for over 16 years, and share daughter Helen, 2


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The Home Town stars have been together for over 16 years, and share daughter Helen, 2

Ben and Erin Napier are celebrating their 12th anniversary by sharing some behind-the-scenes footage of their big day — including their entire wedding video!

The stars of HGTV’s Home Town both shared posts on Instagram on Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of their I do’s, which took place on November 22, 2008, at the University of Mississippi’s Paris Yates Chapel, each sharing a sweet message to the other in their captions. 

“Found our old wedding video and got a little teary. 12 years ago today,” Erin, 35, wrote alongside a four-minute video, which she shared via IGTV. “Still so thankful to be your wife, @scotsman.co,” she continued, tagging Ben, 37.  

The video, set to the songs “Lloyd, I’m Ready to Be Heartbroken” by Camera Obscura and “By Your Side” by Blue Mountain, gives fans a peek at all the wedding festivities, from taking photos with family and friends, to their kiss at the altar, to driving off on their honeymoon.



a group of people posing for a photo: Erin Napier/Instagram


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The footage also offers a glimpse of Erin’s two bridal looks: a lace gown with a netted veil for the ceremony, and a frilly-sleeved cocktail dress for the reception! 



a group of people standing around a table: Erin Napier/Instagram


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Ben chose to share two sweet photos from their wedding day: one of him and Erin walking back down the aisle as newlyweds, and one of them sharing a smooch on the dance floor.

“12 years ago. We said I do. We’ve said it everyday since, and will say it everyday going forward,” he wrote in the caption. “Being @erinapier’s husband is the only thing I’m really great at. I have to work at everything else.”

The pair have been together for over 16 years, after meeting while attending Jones County Junior College in Mississippi.

“He was like a celebrity crush to me,” Erin told PEOPLE in an April 2020 cover story , admitting that she admired her husband-to-be from afar. “He was the president of every club and very popular but not exclusive. I would see someone eating alone in the cafeteria, and there was Ben, pulling up a chair beside them.”



a man and a woman sitting on a bench posing for the camera: Ben Napier/Instagram


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The secret attraction was mutual. “I remember seeing Erin the first week of school,” Ben said. “She was walking across the student union, and she had a pixie haircut. I didn’t know what a pixie cut was at the time, but I knew I liked it.”

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Still, they didn’t hit it off right away. During a chance meeting at McDonald’s, “I was so nervous talking to him I crashed and burned,” Erin said with a laugh.

“We had about three more encounters like that,” she

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