My friends, this wedding was full of so many blessings. It was such an honor to see two people who had uncontainable excitement and joy for each other get to say their vows. God answered so many of our prayers when the chances of rain magically diminished to NOTHING, making the evening a 75 degree paradise on this beautiful property. Sarah and Randy have a lifetime of adventures ahead of them as they make their way down to Houston, and I couldn't be more thrilled to see how God uses and moves and shakes the world through them being #joyfullyjordan. Here's the day from my point of view...
The ceremony and reception all took place at Sarah's mom and stepdad's home (a beautiful property they flipped in our hometown). When I arrived, Sarah was just getting the finishing touches to her look. She transformed into a marvelous bride right before our eyes!
Sarah really wanted a first look with her daddy, so we staged it right in front of the house. Dad was so determined not to cry, but the moment he saw his oldest daughter in all of her beauty, he couldn't hold it in. He is so in love with his baby girl!
Randy was lookin' sharp and ready to go when I went to go visit him and the other guys getting ready. His tie was my favorite part of his outfit!
It was then time for the first look. Randy had a priceless reaction: he was so blown away by Sarah that he jumped back, excitedly exclaiming, "You look SO beautiful!!" before bear hugging her and crying on her shoulder. The more he looked at her, the more amazed he was that he was the lucky guy about to marry Sarah! It made my heart smile. :)
When the guys said, "Can we do a headshake picture??" I had no idea what they meant. But this is what happened (I couldn't stop laughing while editing them):
You all are so beautiful!!
Now it was time for the long awaited, "I do," to be said! If you know Randy, you wouldn't be surprised to know that he walked down the aisle to Michael Buble's cover of "Feeling Good," dancing and jumping in beat (of course). :)
He was so full of joy!!
When it's a little toasty outside, sometimes getting the ring on can be a challenge (Randy quickly pointed out that it simply meant they were going to be married for good)! ;)
Just like that, they became Mr. and Mrs. Jordan!
Sarah's dad gave a wonderful speech to the crowd about Sarah and Randy. It was hard to have a dry eye while hearing how excited and proud he is of both of them!
Randy accidentally licked the cake server without thinking twice. Sarah laughed so hard at him while he justified his actions by saying, "It's my wedding, I can do what I want!!" :) Everyone had a good laugh.
Love the Starbucks groom cake (coffee flavored, I might add!).
Congratulations on a wonderful day Sarah and Randy!! I couldn't be more proud of the decision you guys made before the Lord.
Specials thanks to my mom, Crystal, who assisted me that day! Couldn't have asked for a better one. :)
Photographer: Andrea Barnett
Videographer: Shawn Schaer
Ceremony Audio: Jackson Sound Company
Officiant: Dave Willemsen
Wedding Cake: Sweet Blessings
Groom's Cake: The Downtown Bakery
Flowers: Sam's Club (DIY Arrangment)
Groom's Attire: Express
Wedding Bands: Robbins Brothers
Hair/Makeup: Stacy Kissinger
Coordinator: Shirley Dilbeck