Courtney + Jesse
It was literally the most perfect day. The sun was shinning without a cloud in sight and it felt amazing outside. We drove deep into the beautiful mountains of TN/AL and eventually lost cell phone signal and it was SO GREAT to put my phone down and take everything in and be in the moment. Lush green and flowing creeks were my view and it just felt like I was in a magical far away place. Separated from chaos and all the busyness that's sometimes so hard to get away from.
I really felt like I was a part of Jesse and Courtney's special day in many ways. Her bouquet, hair and photographing my second wedding, I was grateful they asked and trusted me! One of my best friends gave me the stunner wild fern leaves from her farm that completed Courtney's simple bouquet and it was one of my favorite bouquets!
Courtney was an amazing bride. She knows who she is and has the BEST style. Her dress was so chic and simple but made a stunning statement. We styled her hair with a tousled wave and kept it down because she wanted to look like herself!
My favorite part, the first look!
Details of her dress, flowers and the #booty
Immediately following the first look we hopped in the vehicle and drove up to the site they said their vows. The couple, officiant and I made for the most intimate vows ever! They wanted just the two of them at the vow exchange because they wanted to keep it about them and not a huge production. Courtney has been practicing mindfulness and being completely present and she didn't feel she would be with tons of people staring at them. The sun was setting and the golden hour was glowing as they each said their hand written vows. They were real and true and I believed everything they committed to each other.
Now time for some bubbly!
I asked each of them what they love the most about each other and their first words were butts and teeth. Obviously those are VERY important traits to have!
Courtney loves his kind heart and patience. She loves how much Jesse loves her son,Emory like his own and thinks he's the most wonderful human she has ever.
Jesse loves how beautiful she looks without makeup on. She's the smartest person he knows, which makes him wrong a lot, but he loves her for it. She's stylish and cooks good. And has helped him grow and be the best version of himself.
She wanted the moon phases on Jesse's ring because the moon is such a powerful thing and wanted to pay homage to her. Also signifying she wants to be together through every phase of their lives until they come full circle.
Cheers to the newly weds!