June 4, 2019
This past weekend, I had the greatest honor of photographing the wedding of my two friends, Jessica and Matt.
I met Jess my sophomore year of high school at a church organization. Even way back then, she was dating Matt. In fact, they’d been dating even before I met either of them. In total they’ve been dating 8 years, and now they’re finally married!!
The wedding was at Whispering Oaks in Julian, and the bride and groom got married not too far away from the venue. Jess got ready at her childhood home, and Matt got ready at their home church across the street.
Jessica and Matt are two of the sweetest people that I’ve ever met, and they are such an amazing couple! If you’ve ever gotten the chance to meet them you just know that they are made for each other, and their day was filled with so many special details! Jess wrote so many letters to Matt throughout their engagement and put them all in a book for him as a wedding present. The bunnies (you’ll see) were made for Jessica’s parents at their wedding, and they are so cute! Jess shared the sweetest first look with her bridesmaids and other special ladies in her life and I can’t wait for you to see their reaction! Although Jessica and Matt wanted to keep things traditional and see each other for the first time during the ceremony, they were able to pray together before the ceremony without seeing each other. They wrote their own vows (soooooo sweet) and Jessica’s sister and Matt’s brothers gave the funniest toasts! As a surprise, two bridesmaids and two groomsmen planned a lip sync and oh my goodness, it was so great! (Check out Jess and Matts reaction when they realized it wasn’t just another toast) At the end of the night, they had a bell exit! With so many unique details Jessica and Matt had a perfect wedding day!
Jess and Matt, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your day! I am so so happy for you guys and I am so blessed to call you both my friends. Have fun cruising!