Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography | John & Jacqueline

This wedding rocked my face off. John and Jackie are a great couple and it was a joy to be a part of their day!blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0030.jpg
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John is one of the most sentimental grooms I’ve had the opportunity to work with. His wedding gift to Jackie were diamond earrings that he meant to be her something old AND something new. Here’s the story in Jackie’s words:

“John’s mom, Michelle, had two older sisters that passed away when she was very young.  One of her sister’s gave her wedding ring to Michelle, and she gave it to John.  John decided to use the diamond from the ring to make a pair of earrings, one old and one new.  He returned the ring setting to his mom who wears it with a new stone and he chose a similar setting design when selecting my ring.”blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0012.jpg
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Another beautiful touch to this wedding: John’s mom made his and his brother’s (the Best Man) vests! AND to add another layer of awesome, the fabric for John’s vest is from Ireland and was produced in a fabric mill owned by John’s dad’s family. Pretty cool, huh?blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0001.jpgI’m in LOVE with Jackie’s dress, and she looked stunning in it!blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0016.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0018.jpg

There’s not a single bad place to shoot at around Blumen Gardensblumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0019.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0020.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0021.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0022.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0023.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0024.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0025.jpgYa’ll know I love me some ivy. blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0003.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0004.jpg I’m really diggin’ the mismatched dress thing these days! These girls were just so lovely in their lace.blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0026.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0027.jpg The dapper gents. blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0028.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0029.jpg Time to get married!blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0031.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0032.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0033.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0034.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0035.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0036.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0037.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0038.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0039.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0040.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0041.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0042.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0043.jpg blumen_gardens_wedding_photography_0044.jpgThe reception was a loooooot of fun!
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Congrats again, you two! Blessings!

Hair and Makeup: Bride did her own hair and makeup. Eyelash application by Key Makeup & Hair Artistry.
Florist: Flowers purchased from Kar-Fre Flowers
Dress: Here Comes the Bride
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Macys, Windsor, etc.
Tuxes: Vests from Men’s Warehouse or Handmade
Ceremony site: Blumen Gardens
Reception Venue: Blumen Gardens
Caterer: Country Store & Catering
Cake: Elleson’s Bakery
Band: Clutch Cargo
Liquor/Bartenders: Lundeen’s Liquor
Shuttle: Spare Wheels

What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?
Jackie: The first look session. It was so great to have a few minutes for just John and I. I really got to see the love in his eyes without all the distraction from everyone else. It made the rest of the day go so much easier.
John: The first look session.

Is there anything you would have done differently?
Jackie: I would have announced at the end of the ceremony for the family to stick around for pictures. I may have purchase more alcohol as well, we ran out so quickly. But honestly these are such minuscule changes the day went beyond amazing!
John
: The family photos needed more organization and people could have used more direction.

Best piece of advice for brides and grooms?
Jackie: Over cushion your budget and your time allotments. Make sure you have a long talk in the beginning about what you both want out of the day so that other items don’t take precedence, especially if the push is coming from someone other than your significant other.
John
: Let loose and enjoy the day, the planning is over!

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Valentine Imperial Maya on Rivera Maya. An adult only resort, so extravagant… amazing food, premium liquor, everything!

Anything else you’d like to say about your wedding day?
Jackie: Roll with the punches. It is impossible to plan a seamless day, enjoy the kinks as they come up and trust everyone when they say you will laugh about them later.

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13 Responses to Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography | John & Jacqueline

  1. tina says:

    So much love captured perfectly! All the precious moments and connections. This looks like and absolutely amazing day and I love every detail and image! Thank you for sharing the stories too! You can see the joy of the couple just shining through the photos! Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!

  2. Laurie says:

    I love the entire flow and feel of this day and you captured and story told it so beautifully! Gorgeous images from start to finish, but that first look – killed it!

  3. Julina says:

    I literally scrolled through these like 8 times because inlived them all so much!!!! Beautiful work!

  4. Caitlynn says:

    That black and white getting ready shot! ALL those first look shots and their portraits. I’m dying! DYING! The groom shot when the bride is walking down the aisle. I melted! All those ceremony shots are pure gorgeous. Such beautiful work.

  5. Kristine B says:

    Love all the special touches to this wedding and the unique bridal party attire! This wedding was definitely about the couple and I love it!!

  6. jennyrawson says:

    They are so adorable, it’s killing me!!! Jackie is a completely stunning bride, and John looks totally smitten with her. Beautiful things captured here, my friend. 🙂

  7. Danielle says:

    That has to be the best first look I’ve ever seen!!!! The best location and the best photos ever!!

  8. lauren says:

    1. These photos are gorgeous. 2. This couple is adorable/gorgeous/beautiful/so darn cute! 3. HIS FACE AT THE FIRST LOOK! 4. I’ve never seen a garden center look so good.

    Bravo friend!

  9. Oh I just love this wedding! The venue, her dress, the mismatched bridal party, the florals, just everything looks perfect!! I especially love all the sentimental touches throughout the day. The story about the earrings is so sweet!! The first look are my favorite photos. You captured so many beautiful moments through the day. Awesome job!

  10. mrinaye says:

    What a fantastic bride and groom!!! i LOVE every one of these images… and the diamond earrings!?!?!? YES! I LOVE gifts that come with a story!

  11. Gisselle says:

    What a gorgeous couple! I love their style! I love that the bridal party was mismatched! I especially love those photos in front of the ivy. Well done!!

  12. shannon says:

    gorgeous!! i LOVE the grooms reaction to seeing her for the first time!! man, they are madly in love with each other and it shows in these photos. gorgeous wedding, love the style, love the photos!

  13. Natalie says:

    How stinking perfect are they?! Every single image is just breath taking! And the tambourines?! Are you kidding!?

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