I have been sitting here trying to figure out the best way to write about Nate and Jess’ wedding but it’s difficult because there are so many things I could say and angles I could take. Whether it’s the fact that I have watched Jess grow up since she was a little girl or that her parents are dear friends of ours or that Nate and Jess are high school sweethearts or how Jess’ mom and aunt put together all of the amazing flowers or how Jess planned surprises for both her parents during her wedding day or how Nate was so emotional when he saw Jess walking down the aisle or how Jess’ little brother (little) Nate told her she looked beautiful or how gorgeous the venue was or how it almost stormed but it didn’t….I could go on and on! This wedding had all the feels.
Jess planned her wedding while completing her nursing degree which is no small feat and it all came together so wonderfully. ThorpeWood was the perfect setting for the day with it’s charming lodge, pristine grounds and the peaceful and majestic outdoor chapel in the forest. Jess looked absolutely stunning as did all of her bridesmaids in their lovely wine colored dresses. Nate and the guys held their own with their floral ties and suspenders. As previously mentioned, the gorgeous flowers, centerpieces and signs were put together by Jess’ talented mom, aunt and other family members. They fit the natural aesthetic of the venue perfectly. Following the beautiful and emotional ceremony officiated by Jess’ uncle, Julie from ThorpWood drove us around on a golf cart for photos and we were able to take advantage of the stunning grounds including some photos with an adorable little Icelandic horse! After a delicious dinner, the evening continued with some crazy fun dancing until Nate and Jess drove off into the night in Nate’s huge truck to the sound of cheers and well wishes from their closest friends and family. Guests took home Krispy Kreme donuts as a favor.
It was truly an honor to be part of this wedding. I couldn’t be happier for Nate, Jess and their families. Of course knowing them all personally made it extra special and it was so neat to witness it all through the lens (there may have been a tear or two shed behind the camera). Nate and Jess, thank you for trusting me with the privilege of capturing your beautiful day! I loved every minute and wish you both all the happiness in the world as you continue on your journey together as husband and wife. XO