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This is the wedding post you've all been waiting for!!!
Ever since this adorable couple's engagement session (http://www.julierobertsphoto.com/jonathan&brooke/) so many of you have asked me "when is that cute couple's wedding?" Well I was just so thrilled about this wedding and I have been so anxious to share the photos here. Brooke and Jonathan are such an unforgettable couple ... not because they are stunningly gorgeous, not because they are photogenic, not because they have great style. Though they do have all of those things ... the reason they are so wonderful to me is because they have a love that is evident and beautiful. Their entire wedding day was centered solely on their love for each other. They were so focused on making their wedding day a genuine experience and not a production or a circus. They were surrounded by so many people who loved them and who took on all the planning and details. Brooke and Jonathan focused only on getting married to each other. It truly was a wonderful day.
Brooke actually made the veil herself. Beautiful and vintage!
I think Jonathan was a little nervous. These shots were done by my intern Sara Arms. She did a great job shooting with me that day. You can see the images that belong to her by noticing her little name on the logo.
Jonathan presented his mother with a rose to honor and represent his father. So that set the mood for a very emotional ceremony from the very beginning.
Why have one or two flower girls when you can have a parade of flower girls and ribbon dancers?
Below are Jonathan's brothers, sister and Brooke's brother ... they sang in perfect harmony "How Great Thou Art".
When I first met with Brooke and Jonathan they shared with me how all of their wedding plans had come together so easily. They didn't have a ton of money to spend so they agreed from the beginning to just let the details fall into place. As a result it worked out that so many people who knew them and loved them wanted to be a part of the wedding in some way. The location of the wedding was given as a gift by their friends Henry and Jonelle Wooldridge. This is actually their home ... but it made an amazing and intimate wedding venue.
I just want to state that I love this couple. I love the way they love each other. Everything about them is just true love to me and I can't get enough. The next two images are just my favorite ceremony kiss shots ever. I love how they look at each other, kiss each other, respond with their hearts on their sleeves. They are inspiring!
A little collage of family shots ...
(A note, Jonathan's sister Kimberly and Brooke's sister Jennifer were really instrumental in helping to make the wedding day go smoothly. They did a wonderful job.)
And this lovely bridal party portrait. Perfect!
Flowers done by Chester McCurry. Stunning!
First dance ... so lovely ... so sincere ...
A really sweet dance with Jonathan and his mom Joyce.
Brooke had prepared a two-song dance with her dad. It began with "Baby Mine" ... very emotional ...
And then ended with a blast from the past "When I see an elephant fly." Which resulted in the best father/daughter "dance" I've ever witnessed. Please watch the slide show at the bottom to see these two really get down.
The reception was held in the back yard of the house ... and the inside too.
My favorite shot from the day:
Dress- Borrowed from Carol Taylor
Jacket & Alterations - Tracy Roy
Tier Cake: Chester McCurry
Service Cake- Tully Wilson of Tully's Bistro
Food & Decorations- The AKIMA Club