We’ve been blessed to know Jennifer through church, and when she finally met the man of her dreams, we couldn’t have been happier for her! Their God-orchestrated love story is romantic and inspiring, and photographing their day was a joy!
I joked that Jennifer’s bridesmaids ought to hire themselves out to other brides because they are pros at doing the bridesmaid thing! They came with a cooler stocked with drinks and snacks, a crochet hook for the buttons on the dress, and every other thing anyone could even have thought of needing! They treated Jennifer like a princess!
Jennifer has a six-month old nephew, who happens to be completely adorable and fabulous about smiling in photos! Jennifer refers to him as the apple of her eye, but from the look of things, I think he’s pretty crazy about her, too!
Meanwhile, Christopher and his groomsmen were busy looking dapper in their morning suits.
We returned to wait in the Bride Room, eagerly anticipating the meaningful ceremony that would unite Jennifer and Christopher in marriage.
In their wedding program, Jennifer shared two entries from her personal journal, written ten years apart. The first, written in May of 1999, was a beautiful poem written in 1999 to her future husband — who she had not yet met. Exactly ten years after the journal entry containing that poem, she wrote this:
‘The cynic in me is saying it’s too good to be true… I cannot get over how he is pursuing me, how every word and action communicates, “I love you and I want to be with you.” Driving home, it was as if God said to me, “What if this is real and it’s just a little glimpse for you of how much I love you? What if this is real and it is My gift you because I love you, too?”‘
The banners behind the wedding party each have one of the names of God, in Hebrew and in English. The wedding program explained the meaning of each. The bride made each banner herself! Also notice the fabulous silver Victorian-style “bride baskets” carried by the bridesmaids and the flower girls; love them!
The newly minted Mr. and Mrs share a sweet first dance. Christopher sang along with every word.
Inspired by their example of marital bliss, the wedding cake was inspired by photos of Jennifer’s parents’ 1973 wedding cake. My favorite part of this photo is the little girl in the background who isn’t sure if she should be embarrassed about watching Jennifer and Christopher kiss!
And then, the getaway car. When Jennifer told me their plans, I was totally, ridiculously giddy — and I hadn’t even seen it yet. It was even more awesome than I had hoped, and even coordinated with the wedding colors! Meet our new friend Louise: a 1932 Chevy Cabriolet Convertible, and one of only five of its kind in the U.S!
Because time was tight between the ceremony and reception, the couple opted to spend some time doing photos with just the two of them after the reception. So we drove (slowly, so they didn’t get blown out of the rumble seat!) a few miles to a gorgeous location we chose beforehand.
Jennifer and Christopher, we are so happy for you both, and hope you are enjoying every moment of your honeymoon!
Want to see more fabulousness from Jennifer and Christopher’s sweet wedding? Check out their slideshow…