Spring is officially here and the 2018 wedding season is in full swing! This St. Patrick's day I had the honor of photographing Jackie + Matt as they said their I dos. These two lovebirds met during college and were so very excited for their wedding after being together for nearly eight years! I loved hearing about their journey together during our first meeting. Matt works in Alaska and Jackie works here in town with her dad; they really have a beautiful commitment to eachother and have managed to make the distance irrelevant. Being two adventurous hearts, they share a love of travel. They told me about some international trips they have coming up this year and I am super jealous. First on their list is Bali - need I say more!
On their wedding day, Jackie + Matt enjoyed a fun morning of getting ready with their friends and family at The Chase. Can you say swooning over accessories!? Not only were her dress, jewelry, and shoes amazing - but I absolutely loved the glamorous "old Hollywood" look that her hair and makeup team created! The fabulous MW Makeup Designs has worked their magic again! Once Jackie had a special reveal with her bridesmaids, we headed off to Graham Chapel for the ceremony. The ceremony was a perfect mix of personal and traditional. Not only did their pastor have everyone laughing, but he also took some time to explain the significance of having their wedding on St. Patrick's day. He spoke about their love of nature and the significance of the color green, symbolizing love and new beginnings.
After the ceremony concluded we began wedding party pictures, and found that one of the trees right outside of Graham was blooming a beautiful pink. Yay for spring! Despite the somewhat chilly and breezy conditions, Jackie + Matt couldn't take their eyes off one another and soaked in every moment. Our driver Mace of BEST Transportation (who is my new favorite) kept everyone warm inside the bus between shots, and wasn't opposed to my idea of giving the wedding party an ice cream break after Forest Park. Once we arrived back at The Chase, the newlyweds were able to enjoy their cocktail hour before we headed in for the reception. The starlight room looked beyond stunning! Jackie's choice of subtle hints of green with gold accents created a beautiful look, complete with a very popular champagne table. Saving Grace Occasions did a wonderful job coordinating and helping to bring their vision to life!
Daniel and I are always reminded of how incredibly lucky we are to document these incredible moments in peoples' lives. Constant gratitude and awe as we tell love stories through our work. Enjoy some highlights from Jackie + Matt's special day!