Last wedding of the year folks, and wow, was it a great one to end the season with!
James and I headed out Friday afternoon for Jackson, MO. It was a long three hour drive, but windshield time is something that we’ve gotten use to in our business. We always enjoy spending the time chatting about dreams, business ideas, and listening to podcasts. We arrived in Jackson at our hotel, the Drury Inn. Real quick… I have got to give a shout out to the Drury Inn, you guys… They not only serve free, great breakfasts, but they also serve FREE DINNER! I have never been to a hotel like this! I was completely blown away! If you are ever looking to book a hotel for your wedding for your guests, see if you have a Drury nearby! They also had free popcorn and soft drinks after 3pm. We felt so pampered here!
Anyway! Saturday morning came with us a grabbing a great breakfast and then heading out at 12 to meet up with our bride and bridesmaids. James had a great time working on all the wedding details. There were so many beautiful pieces that Presley and Justin had picked out for their wedding day. Details like this make weddings so much fun to capture. After we got all of our detail shots, it was time for Presley to get into her dress. This time on every wedding day stands out so much to me and I know it does to every bride. Stepping into that wedding dress makes you suddenly realize just how real the day actually is…
After Presley got into her dress, her mom and her had a moment together. Her mom grabbed her hands, looked her in the eyes and gave her that loving smile… Which then slowly disappeared as the tears sprang to her eyes and she tried to hold the flood of emotions back. ❤️ You could see just how proud she is of her daughter.
While I was grabbing pictures of Presley with her girls, James was picked up by a groomsman and taken over to the spot where the guys were getting ready. You will notice a comical shot of all of them looking disheveled in their attire. Apparently Connie Angle, mother of the groom, had had quite the ordeal getting their outfits to all fit and all come together. Thanks to her sewing skills, she had everyone looking perfect for the wedding day, but it was pretty crazy leading up to it, which led to the making of that image!
After grabbing pictures of the girls, we all headed out to the gorgeous, Bollinger Mill where they had a section reserved for their outdoor wedding. The location was just gorgeous and perfect for lighting during the ceremony and the pastor did a beautiful job officiating it.
When the ceremony was over, we grabbed pictures with everyone at Bollinger Mill and then headed off to the Jackson Firehouse for some extra bride and groom portraits. Justin is a firefighter, so his friends at the fire station met him there to take out one of the trucks for pictures. I loved this part of the wedding day because it made the day so original! I also love the look of the bright red trucks against Presley’s gorgeous white dress. ❤️
The reception started afterwards with heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped pull off the wedding day, the cake was cut, and ice cream sundaes were included for those who didn’t want cake! I must say, for someone who just went on a Gluten-free diet, I was thrilled that I could have something sweet on the wedding day!
The rest of the wedding night was filled with fun dancing, lots of laughter, and good memories made. What a wonderful day.
Justin and Presley, I wish you two the very best in your marriage together. James and I had such a wonderful time capturing your wedding day. It was so lovely getting to know you both!
Enjoy the sneak peeks in your blog!
Ceremony: Bollinger Mill
Reception hall: Jackson Missouri Elks Lodge
DJ: Nickolas James
Caterer: Pizza Hut & Dominos Pizza
Florist: S&S Florist & Greenhouses
Wedding cake: Ruth Hayes
Wedding dress: Andrew Jackson
Groom’s suit: JcPenney
Make-up artist: Presley
Hair Stylist: Drop Dead Gorgeous Hair Studio
Bride’s ring: Kay Jewelers
Groom’s ring: Kay Jewelers Custom Design by Presley