Wow. And we could end this post with that. But we’ll go on because there is just so much to say about Jennie and Jordan’s wedding. The images, from Bound By, give such an up close and personal encounter of the day, it’s almost like we were right there with them! Every moment beautifully captured and the love Jennie and Jordan have, documented in detail.
We absolutely love the rustic backdrop of the barn paired with the elegance of Jennie’s gorgeous vintage, lace gown. Plus, her floral halo is simply divine! Not to mention all the super sweet DIY projects they took on. Their love is one that took on space and time to fully develop into all the beauty we have to show you today. Cue the angels, this celebration is heavenly!
Who, What, Where ~ Photographer: Bound By. Dress & Veil: Vintage family heirlooms. Bride’s Hairpiece: Whichgoose. Venue: Thornhill Mansion at Faust Park. Catering: HollyBerry Catering. Cake: The Cake Lady, Ballwin, MO. Flowers: DIY. Bridesmaids Dresses: Urban Outfitters, Francesca’s Boutique & Free People. Groom’s boots: Aldo’s
From the Bride, Jennie….
Our story starts with a little bit of breaking the rules, a little bit of a tropical, hemorrhagic fever contracted in South East Asia, a few years of friends, a few months of more than friends, a break up, a reunion, and (duh) a proposal.
Jordan was the staff person sent to pick me up from the airport in Hawaii where I had flown to spend the better part of the year with Youth With A Mission (YWAM), a non-denominational international missions organization. I’ll go ahead and say here that I am not a romantic person. I mean, I’m far too practical and too independent to swoon. But, as long as I live, I’ll never forget the fact that as I walked out of the airport and shook hands with him, now only a stranger, the incurably romantic thought ran across my mind: You’re going to need to remember this moment. So, I did.
Jordan was the supporting staff on my missions team, and though dating between students and leaders was a no-no (and though I STILL insist I was not really interested in him romantically then), our relationship grew and not inconspicuously so. I began to notice his attention to me – and so did everyone else. While in Indonesia together, I began noticing the sweet connection between us, but there was a massive detour when I found myself hospitalized with Dengue Fever. Cue Jennie flying back to the States.
But, undaunted by rules and needless miles between us, Jordan found time and means to manage to be “just passing through” my city when he was back in the States as well. Little by little, we found ourselves as best friends who wanted so many similar things in life. We wanted to travel; we wanted to serve Jesus Christ in missions; we wanted to laugh at ridiculous YouTube videos like the Dramatic Chipmunk.
Taking the advice of his friends that “space is for aliens” (once declared to him by the infamous Brandom Dahm as he shared with friends that I had asked for “time and space”), I flew up to visit him and remove the space between us. It was that trip that I had the thought, “I could marry this boy.”
The thought slightly alarmed me, but I went with it. He made me feel ok with myself and then like someone else entirely – someone more lovely, more valuable – at the same time. It was a little like magic. Fast forward months of dating long distance, he decided last December 30th to propose.
And so, we’re getting hitched this summer.
We’ve seen each other at our worst (me, near-death in hideous pajama pants in a hospital in Indonesia). We’ve traveled the world on crazy adventures. We’ve sat for hours quietly under a tree in a park reading Jane Austen. We’ve laughed ourselves out of stupid fights about nonsense. And I, for one, am ready to walk forward to new and crazy adventures.