It was sunset and the moon was huge as the sky turned soft pinks, oranges and blue. Gina asked me what makes my favorite weddings. Is it the people, the location, the style, the plan of the day? I told her it is a mix of all of those but the people always come first and where that is the case her and Jake were winning. In reality, this wedding was awesome. It had everything. It all starts with the people. Gina and Jake are one of a kind. They are snarky and funny, they are real and raw, they are sweet and lovable. They have it all. I feel comfortable around them and happy. I believe in love when I am with them.
When I see Gina and Jake together I see two incredible individuals who are different yet share the same heart, world and dreams. Over the last 6 years they have forged a bond that is unstoppable. Their sense of humor will take them through all the hard times. Their real and grounded outlook on life will keep them growing with each other, sharing their vulnerabilities and loves each day. Their sweetness will keep the romance alive. This is the kind of love we all strive for. It is well rounded and still exciting. In fact, I am pretty sure it gets more exciting every day. These two people are the couple that will live the saying “Let this day [your wedding day] be the day you love each other the least.”.
So you take that and add in a beautiful and unique location, good food, music, people who want to dance and party and an ice cream bar and you pretty much have magic. Yes, The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park itself is pretty phenomenal. The unique rustic two story barn filled with stunning stained glass and market lights as if it needed added ambiance. Jim ‘N Nicks’ Bar-B-Q hit it out of the park with their mac and cheese and collard greens. Then the cherry on top was literal with Little Man Ice Cream. YUM!
The events filled in the rest of the space that made is so great. Everyone had their own unique song down the aisle. Jake came in to Kenny Chesney’s “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” and Gina and her dad danced their way down the aisle. We wandered the property with the most perfect day. It was slightly crisp but sunny and warm. The sunset was out of this world with what looked like a big glowing harvest moon. Their were bets on who would get more cake in their face. Jake lost, of course. The line dancing started with Jake and Gina’s perfectly choreographed first dance.
Yes, folks. It had everything to make it one of my favorite weddings. Now, do I pick favorites… of course not! But lets just say this one will make me smile for a long, long time!
Congrats Jake and Gina. You deserved the best wedding ever and well, your marriage is going to mirror it for sure!
A shout out to all the incredible vendors who made the day possible:
Venue // The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park
Catering // Jim ‘N Nicks Bar-B-Q
Hair // Shear Elegance by Tawny
Dress // Luv Bridal
Make-up // Magnifica Bella, Elite Beauty
Dessert // Little Man Ice Cream
Photography // Elevate Photography
DJ // A Music Plus