All weddings are beautiful and special, but once in a while one in particular captures my heart. John and Jennay’s wedding was one for the record books for sure.
You know what else captured my heart? This red wall. I am a sucker for red walls!
This couple is something special! From our first meeting I hoped that they would pick me for their wedding photographer! We hit it off right away. They are kind of quiet but strong and loving at the same time. They are a perfect compliment for each other.
One thing that made this day so amazing was how relaxed and chill both of these two were. I have never seen and bride AND groom so easy going and ready to soak in every moment. I loved their expressions when they first saw each other. It was so sweet.
You can tell how amazing a couple is by the people they are surrounded by. This wedding party, family and friends was nothing short of miraculous. They pitched in and helped, were always lending a hand and did everything they could to make sure things were done on time (actually early) and that John and Jennay didn’t have to worry about anything. What more could you want as a bride and groom? It also helped that Jennay was extremely organized and made a 4 page spread sheet with all of the details of who, what, when and where. It really set up the wedding for success (especially as they did almost everything themselves) and it made my little list making heart so happy.
Best wedding party ever!
Jennay’s mom was still recovering from open heart surgery a few months ago and still has a long road of treatment ahead of her, but she was delighted to be a part of this special day and she was pure joy to be around. Now I see where Jennay gets her beautiful heart!
Their ceremony was one of my favorites. It was Christ centered and I loved the way the pastor did the beginning of the ceremony from the aisle so that John and Jennay could see their friends and family (and vise versa).
They also had a beautiful time of prayer where family and friends surrounded them, laid hands on them and prayed over them, their marriage and their future together. What a site to behold!
They did it!
The first picture after the ceremony is always my favorite. The couple is always so joyful. I happened to catch these two in a sweet moment right after they walked down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs.
It was predicted that there was going to be another “bomb cyclone” the day before the wedding. Thankfully it didn’t really happen, but it made for a little bit of a chilly day (and it even snowed later in the evening). Poor Jennay was pretty chilly during these pictures. But she was a real trooper!
Can you believe that they did all of these flowers themselves? They are gorgeous.
Ring shots are always my favorite. I love the rose gold and the delicate wedding band! Two of these pictures were taken on a park bench right outside the church. You would never know, right?!
If I have any advice for brides it would be…..practice bustling your dress BEFORE the wedding. Thankfully Jennay and her new sister-in-law had practiced bustling the day before so it took no time at all to make the back of her dress look this beautiful! I can’t tell you how many weddings I have photographed where it has taken 30-60 minutes to bustle the dress (and often my second shooter has to help)!!! These ladies did it in 5 minutes and they were able to get right to the reception without delay!
These steps leading up to the church were my favorite! I loved the contrasting black doors and we took a lot of pictures (including all of the close family pictures) in this spot.
The entire wedding and reception happened at the beautiful (and charming) Wellspring Church. They were wonderful and you could feel the love and care that emanated from the church, their staff and the building in general.
Congratulations John and Jennay. I know that God is going to bless you in this marriage because you have put him first in your lives. I wish you many, many years of happiness and it was my honor to be there to document your day.