This wedding is special to me. Growing up, Michael and I were Youth Group kids. Our best friendships, our craziest adventures and the foundation of our faith stemmed from our time and experiences in Youth Group and we owe so much of our growth to our leaders. Jennifer’s dad, TJ, was one of those leaders. He never missed a mission trip. He was always down for something crazy. He was kind, trustworthy, loyal and I know he loved us and loved the Lord.
It still seems so hard to believe that he isn’t here. TJ lost his battle with cancer four years ago and we’ve felt a hole in our lives ever since. However, because TJ was one of the happiest guys we have ever known… full of energy and joy… I think he would want us to be rejoicing… especially on his daughter’s wedding day.
Paul and Jennifer’s wedding day was what a country couple’s wedding dreams are made of! They have cattle in the background of their portraits, the ceremony overlooked a small pond and their sunset portraits were taken in an open field while their reception was held in a gorgeous white barn (that has a REALLY great air conditioning system! Praise the Lord!) It was a HOT day… but it was also so beautiful.
Their wedding day was rescheduled from May because of the pandemic and so it seemed like such a win to get to celebrate with them and finally capture them as a married couple! My dad officiated the ceremony and made everyone tear up. He has a way of doing that, especially when he’s remembering a dear friend.
I hope you enjoy this beautiful country wedding of our sweet friend, hometown friend and her new husband!!!
Ps. We LOVED getting to shoot this wedding with our amazing friends Ty and Ash!!!! Don’t miss their sneak peek below! :
Ceremony | Oakdale
Reception | Oakdale
Dress Store | Annalise Bridal Boutique
Dress Designer | Anne Barge
Florist | King William Florist
Planner | Mary Jane with Oakdale
Hair | Meghan Beasley Hair Design
Make Up | FBJ Weddings
DJ | H & W Entertainment
Videographer | The Herrintons
Cake | Carytown Cupcakes
Catering | Mission BBQ
Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie
Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Warehouse
Soft Serve | Mister Softee
View Paul + Jennifer’s Engagement Session HERE!
32 Years. Over three decades. Can you image the impact? My dad accepted the call to our tiny little part of Virginia when I was just 18mos old.
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