I am SO excited to share Jenna and Jessica’s beautiful wedding with you! I adore these two beauties and felt so honored to record this day for them. They are bright lights and beautiful souls. It was a total joy to be part of this day celebrating their love and the family they have created. I cried during their beautiful ceremony where they not only made promises to each other, but to their daughter. Add in the fact that Jenna’s bestie married them and how could I possibly get out of there without weeping? Despite the smoke from the Camp Fire being so thick their outdoor ceremony was moved inside, they kept their spirits high and filled the day with beauty. Have a peek at all the pretty of this amazing day.
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
The first look was our immediate response. It was awesome to have that time before the ceremony. We laughed a lot and I think that took the edge off any nerves.
Do you have any advice for other couples planning their wedding?
Be open to getting married on an unusual day, like a Monday or a Tuesday. It saves you a lot of money and there are some unknown incentives. We got married at a golf course that was closed to members on Monday so we had the run of the joint. Remember it’s your wedding – not your mother’s. Keep it small if you can. We had 65 guests and it was perfect. Be flexible. Not everything will go as planned – roll with it. We were supposed to get married outside in a garden but the Camp Fire was having its way with the air quality so we had to move the ceremony inside. Our florists made it magical. We actually discovered that getting married inside was better. Our event coordinator got kidney stones and ended up in the hospital in the wee hours of the morning on our wedding day. We missed her, but our other vendors (especially Sarah) made it work.
What was your favorite image from your wedding and why do you love it best?
It’s so hard to pick. Certainly ONE of our most favorites is “the twirl.” When Sarah asked me to hold my dress and twirl, Jess and I were not convinced but Sarah was right and it is a STUNNING photo. But we also love all the impromptu shots of us and our guests. It was like getting to experience our wedding through the eyes of our guests.
If you could do it all over, would you change anything about your wedding?
We wouldn’t change a thing. We wish we could hand over our wedding on a platter to anyone else getting married. Every vendor was a gem, the venue was amazing, the food on point, the music and d.j. were flawless, and our photographs are incredible. We keep telling people if they’re planning a wedding, we’ve already done the work.
Where did you honeymoon?
Our home. We have a honeymoon in the works.