It is time to get back at it, this was my first wedding of the 2018-2019 wedding season, YAY! I love weddings so much! Let me introduce you to Lori and Jake! They are a sweet couple and compliment each other very well. Unlike some of my other couples I have gotten to know Lori and Jake much more. I usually get to know my couples through meetings, emails, and the engagement session. I have known Lori for a few years now. A mutual friend of mine named Megan introduced us to each other when I was coaching at the school Lori used to work at. When Lori met Jake she was into him from the start. He met all of the qualities that she was looking for. When I met Jake for the first time I believe it was one of our crazy fun nights at our friend Celeste's house. He was very down to earth and kind. You could tell there was really something there between the two of them. Jake might of been wondering what he was getting himself into after hanging out with all of us for the night, but he survived. Their relationship continued to get stronger and Jake knew Lori was the one and proposed! I was very happy for them of course! I was so excited that they had asked me to do their engagement photos at Burnside Farms at the sunflower field. They were both so nervous - as they hate photos, which you can't tell...they look great together in them (I tell them this all the time)! On top of that is was SOOOO HOT out! The wedding day Lori and I thought it was going to rain!!! But guess what is was beautiful outside and Lori looked stunning, Jake was so happy to see Lori during the first look! It was cute because Jake instantly calmed Lori's nerves before the ceremony. He just gives her a hug and instantly makes her feel better, and I love seeing that. The reception everyone was dancing at times, even JAKE! It seemed like everyone had a wonderful time celebrating a great couple!
Some of my favorite parts of their wedding day was...
I had such a wonderful time photographing their special day. It means a lot that they trusted me and asked me to capture such special memories for them. Congratulations Jake and Lori, your wedding was beautiful! A HUGE thank you goes out to Carley Rehberg as she was the second shooter for me. Carley is always a huge help. Carley is so talented and I always love working with her and having her work with me. Thank you again!
Congratulations again! I wish you nothing but a life full of love and happiness <3
he day would not have been perfect without help from...
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
DJ: Jasen Viggiani
Hair: A Mara Hair Studio
Makeup: A Bridal Artistry
Groomsmen/Grooms attire: The Black Tux
Wedding Dress / Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal
Cupcakes: Cupcakes from Edibles Incredible!
Florist: Harris Teeter