Every part of Jeff and Jessica's wedding weekend felt like a family reunion to me. Not just the fact that there were several other couples and families there I've had the privilege of shooting in the past, or the fact that I've shot at Highgrove before and worked with several of other other vendors before, but more for the fact that everyone was just so welcoming and friendly. From the bartenders and servers at their rehearsal dinner to their super helpful wedding party to everyone who pitched in to make sure the chairs got wiped down after the sudden downpour just before the ceremony started.
These two have surrounded themselves with people who adore them and wish nothing more than to see them succeed in life and in their relationship. They even invited Jessica's family to participate in their engagement session which was so much fun! I love that they feel comfortable doing all their fun stuff together. You can view those images here, but it was great seeing everyone again and trying to recreate a few of the images throughout the day.
Jessica has the honor of having two fathers in her life so she was able to share a first look with each of them separately. There were plenty of tears to go around, I assure you :)
I absolutely love working with Highgrove Estate! They truly go all out when it comes to client experience and making sure you have everything you need every step of the way. As I mentioned, the sky opened up just 30 minutes before the ceremony was to start but Jessica had her heart set on having the ceremony outside so Britnie worked her magic and held the guests inside just long enough to let the rain finish then they rushed in to wipe the chairs and saw to it that the show would go on as planned.
We seriously had so much fun capturing portraits for these two. Jessica and I were doing everything we could to get her groom to blush as we spoke of the upcoming honeymoon. So cute.
Near the end of the evening a T-Rex and a Hippo showed up, I'm still not sure where they came from but there were definitely the life of the party, dancing with the bride and grandma and tons of other guests! So much fun!
You guys I cannot thank you enough for letting us be a part of your day! We had an absolute blast!
The Vendors who made the day possible:
Coordinator: Britnie Jaynes
Venue & Catering: Highgrove Estate
Bride's Gown: Curvaceous Couture
Bridesmaid's Gowns: Azazie
Bride's Perfume: Tease - Victoria's Secret
Groom and Groomsmen's Attire: Executive's Cutting Edge
Rings: Diamonds Direct
Hair and Makeup: Taylor Downs
Etsy Earrings or whatever: Mkedesignwedding
Officiant: Rob Perry
Florist: Ruth Payne/ Norma Talley
Videographer: John Defino
Bakery: Donna @ Sweet Memories Bakery
Linen Services: CE Rental
Invitations: Etsy- ArtePapery
Rehearsal Dinner: Nina's Ristorante