So what do you do when a good friend and event / wedding planner contacts you to shoot a wedding, you obviously step up and do what ever it takes to make it not only happen, but to make it awesome. Add to that, the couple from California, Jesse and Leigh! Super laid back and simply in love. And this awesome couple, they knew they could trust the pro’s that they were bringing into their day and they know that the planning was in good hands with Jennifer. “Planning was easy with Jennifer Lynn Events! The hardest part was being across the country and not being able to see it come together and visualize the wedding design. Jennifer Lynn did an amazing job.”
The day was a beautiful one for sure. The sun bright, the sky blue… Nerves, in all honestly they were there. “Jesse was very nervous and concerned he would mess up his vows being as emotional as he was.” But we also made sure to create that special moment for just the two of them. Where they could be alone before the ceremony and do a first look. And it was this moment, that feeling and anticipation that they “remember the most and will never forget”. This was definitely key and relieved a lot of tension and created some awesome time for photos. That way, when the time came for these two, when the most important to them pieces of the day came around. Everything would be perfect with less stress and anxiety. And it totally went perfect because their most special piece of the day – “the vows were by far the most important along with the hand fasting ceremony. This gave us the opportunity to incorporate the memory and spirits of our late son and Jesse’s mother. The ceremony was very personal and special to us.” – went on without a single mishap. As did the rest of the day.
Minutes and hours passed and before they knew it, the day was over. Looking back if there was anything they could change, there actually was. I believe it’s much like many weddings… “The day went by so fast. The only thing we would change is to have more time to enjoy with the guests. There aren’t enough hours in the day.” That’s the thing with weddings, and that’s why you invite the right pro’s that do this every weekend into your day. So we can capture the pieces you don’t have time to. And for Leigh and Jess, I hope I did that so they can relive their dreams for many many years down the road.
For now though, what to do after the wedding… “make babies!” (and yes, that’s what they actually said haha)
Enjoy the photos below, the slideshow and more. And if you really love these two, leave a comment of love down below.
Wedding DJ: ICDJ
Dress: Stella York
Florist: Sharon Elizabeth’s
First Dance: The Limousines – “The Last Dance”
Cake: A Little Something Bakery
Paper Goods: The Paper Lab