As I walked into the house where she was getting ready, Jenna, full of excitement, came running over and gave me the biggest hug! Y’all, it was such a sweet way for this wedding day to begin! It’s hard to describe Jenna & Evan’s day without relaying how much I absolutely adore this couple! Photographing their wedding felt like watching two of my closest friends get married and what made it even more special was how evident God’s blessing & presence was on their entire day! First, when we met at Perimeter Church for Jenna & Evan’s First Look the sky was full of clouds and lightning began to strike in the distance as a storm threatened. But, as the wind blew all around them, tossing the layers of Jenna’s gown and ruffling their hair, I couldn’t help but feel God saying “I’m here in this moment!”
Later, during the Ceremony, Jenna & Evan took Communion as their closest friends and family sang “In Christ Alone.” I have loved this powerful hymn for a long time, but as the chapel filled to the rafters with praise, I had a hard time holding back the tears! Once Communion concluded, Jenna & Evan stood hand in hand and joined everyone in song. It was so evident that God inhabits our praises, and I love that Jenna & Evan took the time to incorporate worship into their beginning as a married couple!
And, these are just two of my favorite moments during Jenna & Evan's day! So many other things made this wedding incredible as well! For instance, the rain stopped for some sweet photos outside Ashton Garden's gorgeous chapel doors, Jenna & her Dad’s blew us all away with their choreography during the Father-Daughter dance, and the night sky filled with light when everyone released beautiful LED balloons at the conclusion of the evening! You’ll just have to look through the blog to see it all!
Jenna & Evan, you are such an incredible couple! And, I'm sending the biggest virtual hugs your way right now! Thank you both for being so open and full of love! Y'all have such an amazing heart for people which I have loved witnessing from the first time I spoke with you until now. Thank you for welcoming me with open arms and for being such a wonderful example of a godly couple. I’m amazed by the way you lead and love that you have God at the center of your relationship! I can’t wait to see the way He uses you two for His kingdom! Love you guys so much! Enjoy the photos! Much love & appreciation - Carrie Joy
Don't you just LOVE Jenna's elegant Badgley Mischka's? So perfect!!
I love this beautiful film photo of Jenna with her Mom during those last finishing touches!
One of my favorite film photos of Jenna just moments before the First Look! Don't you just love the back of her gown?! :) And, I just love Evan's sweet expression too!
Aren't Jenna & Evan the cutest couple?! I just love this sweet photo :)
Love this film photo (and the one below) which really show how both sweet & incredibly fun these two are together!
I love these sweet photos of Jenna captured by Corryn!
One of my favorites of Evan, in black & white, of course :)
One of my favorites of the adorable couple! Don't they look classy?! :)
Loved these sweet girls! And aren't their bouquets lovely?! Loved all the beautiful florals by Chuck Milne - from the bouquets to that gorgeous arrangement at the cross in the chapel!
How sweet is Evan's expression when Jenna walked down the aisle?! It goes to show that these moments are precious whether you see each other before or not!
I love these sweet laughs during the Ceremony!
Following Communion, Jenna & Evan joined their family & friends in singing "In Christ Alone," and it was one of my favorite moments of the entire day as the whole chapel filed with praise!
How amazing are these bundt cakes by Nothing Bundt Cakes?! The gorgeous display was like a wonderland of sweetness, & I love the adorable cake toppers!
Jenna & her Dad, Chuck, delighted us all with a fun choreographed number during the Father-Daughter dance!
The chapel at Ashton Gardens is so beautiful - both in the day & night! I loved being able to take a few moments for some candlelight photos after the sun disappeared for the night!
Congrats, Jenna & Evan! I simply love you two & am so happy for you!!
A big Thank You to Corryn Lytle for helping capture this day with me & to the following vendors who helped make Jenna & Evan's day amazing:
Ceremony & Reception Location: Ashton Gardens | First Look Location: Perimeter Church | Wedding Coordinator: Carly Gaffney, Ashton Gardens | Videographer: Kevin Hursh, Kevin Hursh Films | Hair Artist: Cheree King with Vigilante Cosmetics | Makeup of Bridal Party: Erica Ages with Vigilante Cosmetics | Bride's Makeup Artist: Amber Amick | Wedding Gown: Wedding Angels, Designer: Mikaella, Style: 1959 | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Wedding Angels, Designer: Bari Jay | Tuxes: From Wedding Angels, Designer: Michael Kors | Florists: Chuck Milne, Chuck Milne Productions | String Quartet: Amadeus String Quartet | Officiant: Pastor Vic Doss | Cake Artist: Nothing Bundt Cakes | DJ: Matt Osborne with Spectrum Entertainment