This is my journal on documenting love, finding joy, and living life to the fullest. I'm so glad you're here, and hope you enjoy your stay!
This is my journal on documenting love,
finding joy, and living life to the fullest. I'm so glad you're here, and hope you enjoy your stay!
Jordan and Anna have been together for 7 years…hence their hashtag: #finallyafoushee! They brought together their family and friends at Chattooga Belle Farm to celebrate their status change from being boyfriend/girlfriend to husband and wife.
The weather that day was spotty with rainstorms breezing through, and while it cleared up before the ceremony, we were surprised with another shower while they said their vows. Rain on their wedding day was not in the plan, but after talking with Anna’s mom, I think it adds to their sweet story. You see, Anna’s parents celebrated their 33rd anniversary on the same exact day that their daughter was married, and she told me that it rained on their wedding day too. They always say rain on your wedding day is good luck, and if you look at Anna’s parents, I’d say that’s definitely true.
Anna and Jordan, I hope on your 33rd anniversary (and beyond), you’ll look back and smile about the rain storm that soaked you through during the ceremony and hope it brings you luck for many years to come. Congratulations on your beautiful marriage, and thank you for letting me be a part of your day!
I usually wouldn’t ask a bride to get dressed outside, but the bridal room here is really small and really dark. Anna also said she wanted this to be a special time with just her Mom, so left the bridesmaids in the room while we went out to the covered porch to button her up and make Anna a bride. Anna and Jordan used framed photos from their 7 years of dating to decorate their wedding. I loved these lining the path to the ceremony…where they will no longer be dating, but become husband and wife!
When Anna came down the aisle, I was in awe of how radiant she looked and the sweet smile she shared with her Dad. Then, I turned and saw Jordan’s reaction to his bride and it took my breath away. What a tear-jerking moment!The thunder was getting louder at this point and we knew what was coming. You can see Anna looking up wondering if the clouds would hold out or not…a few moments later, the rain came down, but the ceremony continued.Jordan and Anna wrote each other letters and sealed them in a box during the ceremony. Jordan is in the Navy and when the time comes for him to be deployed, they will open the box and read the letters before he leaves. I thought this was such a unique and thoughtful idea.
This was one of the flower girls and her Daddy told me she wanted to be a photographer! She was sweet enough to show me some of the photos that she captured that day, and I must say she’s got the eye for it! :)The one great thing about summer rainstorms is that they usually result with gorgeous sunset. Chattooga Belle Farm ALWAYS has beautiful evenings, and this night did not disappoint.
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