September 23, 2019
Last Saturday, close friends and family gathered underneath glowing lights to celebrate Jenna and Michael’s “I dos.”
When I first arrived at the church I could hear laughter and excitement from Jenna’s friends. They were joyfully doing the finishing touches while the groomsmen may (or may not) have been picking on a guy who had forgotten the correct-sized clothes. I could sense everyone’s excitement but was struck when I saw Jenna and Michael. Although their friends and family were busily chatting around them, I could sense that both we’re deep in thought. I can only imagine they were thinking about the commitment and joyful celebration they would soon have with each other.
Jenna and Michael had a quick moment before the ceremony when Michael was blindfolded but they were able to speak and hold hands. I watched as nerves melted away from their faces and they giddily talked about how the other was doing. It was obvious that they were in love and ready to see each other at the aisle.
Their calm and confident love showed through their beautiful, yet relaxed ceremony and reception. Warm lights glowed around Cotton Wood Chapel and luscious, blush florals accented every table. A make-your-own coffee bar and banana pudding made guests feel right at home while they mingled outside of the barn.
I couldn’t help but think Jenna and Michael’s ceremony must resemble the same sentiment behind their first date. They met at a bonfire which was also the same location that Michael made things official with Jenna. This warm barn, stringed lights, delicate flowers, and sunset glow made the perfect setting for their wedding day.
Take a peak at just a few photos from their day. Make sure to scroll down to one of my favorites when Jenna and Michael signed their marriage certificate. Michael made sure to officially shake Jenna’s hand to make the “Mrs. Bracy” official. We all got a good laugh. 🙂
We couldn’t help but make Michael turn over the black blindfold to show us his true, “Beauty Queen” colors. 🙂
Michael and Jenna, it was an honor to celebrate your marriage! I am thankful to have watched your love on display and to help document these memories. Enjoy your first weeks as Mr. and Mrs. Bracy!!
Venue: Cotton Wood Chapel
Florist: Zoiey Cook with Cedarwood Weddings
Catering: Kathy Dennis
Photography: Rebekah Talbot Photography