Venue: Club 1000
Wedding Coordinator: Danielle from Soiree Event Designs
Flowers: Bella Design Studio
Caterer: Catering by Shawn
Cake: Caren’s Cakes
Ceremony Music: Guitar Elegance
Band: Saucy Jack
Videographer: Kairos Moment Wedding Films
Laine and Adam refused to let the rain bring them down. In fact, it rained the entire day, but no one let it bother them. They had an extremely touching ceremony where I think everyone shed a few tears as they were exchanging vows (I know I was crying). The reception had tons of dancing, with a fun rendition of the Hava Nagila, and the night ended with some karaoke, more specifically, the groom singing Jessie’s Girl, something by Bon Jovi and Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing. A great night if you ask me!
I say it a lot. Love is beautiful. Crystal and Chris prove yet again that when two people fall in Love, it’s full of smiles, laughter and great times. They are both pastors, and wrote, yes, WROTE their entire ceremony. And, let me tell you, it was super, duper sweet! They even incorporated some Princess Bride into their ceremony. And, honestly, when I get to spend Saturdays with couples like Crystal & Chris, it strengthens MY marriage. I’m pretty sure Jenny would agree with me on that one. Crystal and Chris, thanks for letting us into your wonderful world.
Plus, they had us set up one of our photobooths. To current and future brides, photobooths = FUN.
They’ve shared many great memories on this porch.
We pulled up at the barnyard reception, and I instantly saw the trampoline. They “jumped” at the chance to jump on the trampoline. My jokes are lame, don’t hate.
Our April In Their Own Words couple is the amazing Brooke & Matt, who had a kick ass Paola wedding. They got married last July, and we LOVE them dearly.
I hope that you all enjoy reading these In Their Own Words features, because I’m going to keep sharing them. Great stories deserve to be shared with the world. Great stories add meaning and value to our lives. Great stories should be shared and passed down from generation to generation. Jenny & I love the fact that we get to play a part in so many great stories.
Brooke – This image pretty much sums up our relationship, and I think that is why I love it so much. It’s just Matt and me, walking down the road of life together, holding hands. I don’t think either of us knew this picture was being taken at the time – we had just finished some portraits, and were heading back to meet our wedding party and get the ceremony started. There was an antique car show outside of our venue on the day of our wedding, so we spent quite a bit of time walking around with Josh looking at all of the cars, and stopping for a photo every now and then. At this moment though, we were just walking together, not a care in the world, heading in to get married. It was like it was just him and I walking down this road, like no one else was even around. I think you can see that in this image, too. At first glance, all you see is the two of us. But then as you look a little longer, you notice people and cars here and there in the background. To us that day, it felt like it was just the two of us, and we were just walking along, starting the journey down our road together. Even though there were actually a ton of people around, and most of them were staring at us and telling us “congratulations”, we were in our own little world. It means a lot to me to know that no matter where life takes me, or what road I’m walking down, my husband will be there with me holding my hand along the way (and he’ll even hold my sunglasses for me )
Matt – About an hour before marrying the most beautiful, caring, intelligent woman in my life, we exchanged cards. Well, I think it was Josh and Jenny that did the exchanging, but when Josh showed me that the two cards were almost identical, I was amazed. And so was Josh – so much so that he had me hold them so he could get a picture. Now don’t get me wrong, the card and what she had written inside was beautiful and emotional for me, but you don’t get to see a picture of that because I was trying to be tough in front of the camera. I am so glad he thought of capturing this though, because it meant so much to see another sign that we were meant to be (although I didn’t need another sign, I knew she was the one for me!). This just goes to show those who don’t know us not only that we think alike, but how we feel about one another, and that is why this is one of my favorite pictures – even though it doesn’t show my beautiful wife, and the sincere words inside the card, I think it says a lot.