There are so many ways I debated writing this post. You see, Jaclyn (Jax as we know her!) and I were freshman year roommates so we go back a bit. And, well, lets just say that Jax probably has more than a handful of embarrassing photos and stories about me. I even debated sharing one or two here. But then their amazing wedding day came and Bryan said such beautiful words to Jax and now all those silly stories about college seem insignificant. The only part of Jax’s and my story that is relevant is that 10 years ago we met and this past weekend I was honored to have been a part of her amazing wedding to Bryan. I will, however, never forget mid-ceremony when she looked down the aisle at me where I was shooting and shot me this beautiful beam of a smile … and my heart felt such amazing joy and my eyes filled with tears. I mouthed the words “I love ya” at her and she mouthed them back. Two friends who had lost touch but reconnected on such amazingly joyful circumstances. Amazingly joyful circumstances where Bryan professed his personally-written vows to Jax … and spoke words I KNOW I will use at mine and Jeremy’s vow renewal ceremony one day … “And I am blessed to be able to spend my life with YOU.” (Insert sobbing over keyboard now, please.)
Bryan – as someone who has known and appreciated Jax’s amazing spirit and energy – thank you; thank you for seeing all those qualities and more in her and for being so proud to share your undying affection for her in front of us all. At 18 years old I could never have imagined such a wonderful man was waiting to whisk her off her feet one day and that I’d be there to witness the powerful commitment of your love to her.
And Jax – thank you for still wanting to be my friend after all the silliness and drama I am sure I was to live with! You infectious joy, spunk, sass and kindess makes you an incredible person and I feel so grateful we were reconnected through all this. I adore you both! xoxo
Jax MADE all the decor. COME ONE, REALLY? Amazing, amazing job!
GA-GA gorgeous Kate Spade shoes. SWOON!
Jax was assisted by Kayla … her best friend who I heard about back in college and who I was lucky enough to shoot on her wedding day, too!
Jax – you are stunning.
I am now obsessed with the bridesmaids/mom/family reaction to seeing the bride for the first time all dressed. LOVE!
Jax and Bryan opted to see each other before the ceremony for a first look. LOVE THIS MORE THAN I CAN EVER SAY!
OBSESSED with Jax’s personality in these photos.
The photos below aren’t the best to be paired together but I am in love with both – the one on the left makes me so joyful – someone clearly ADORES their soul mate.
The ceremony was awesome … and I loved catching Kayla & Jax doing their signature laugh shot together! Ladies – this is almost a clone of this one!
This is what two people look like who are about to kiss for the first time as husband and wife. H – O – T!
Love a good shoe shot.
Jax made all of the decor and that included the inside stuff, too. Jax – you are amazing!
Bryan’s sisters were so sweet – and had a good time at the reception!
I’m ending the post with this: either Bryan is imitating Michael Jackson or he is making sure everyone knows he’s got a ring on it! xoxo