Timeless Downtown Wedding // Jeff + Becca 7.6.19
Warm. Welcoming. Sweet. Generous. I was trying to think of how to describe Jeff and Becca, and these are just a few of the words that came to mind. Becca reached out and booked me what seems like FOREVER ago, without meeting me in person. We were in the midst of setting up our first coffee date together but hadn’t nailed a date down yet. Someone came up and tapped me on the shoulder at another wedding that I was shooting- it was Becca! I didn’t know her face yet, but holy moly was she pretty! She introduced herself and we talked, I instantly felt comfortable with her. Jeff, Becca, and I got together at a coffee shop a few weeks later. I had the most awesome chance to hear about their 8 year romance, and get to know two of the sweetest, warmest, most wonderful people! They share such a deep, natural connection between each other and have the gentlest dispositions, I knew we’d be friends! Check their engagement session out, here.
When I arrived on Saturday, the girls were all sipping drinks and relaxing in their robes. All the girls were so laid back, and Becca radiated a calm readiness. When it was time to put her dress on, the girls went to the back room to wait while momma helped Becca get dressed. Becca’s dress was SO perfect, and she was an absolutely ravishing bride! Becca shared a first look with her girls before leaving the hotel to go see her sweet groom.
Anticipation was growing for Jeff as he waited for her, and the massive smile on his face when he turned and saw the love of his life was evidence for the depth of love he has in his heart for her. I LOVEEEEDDD watching their chemistry together as we took more photos of the two of them! I love how he looks at her, the joy in her face as she gazes at him, and pretty much just everything about them. (And seriously, can we just talk again about how FREAKING BEAUTIFUL Becca is?!?!?! Just wait til you scroll down and see the portraits of her, she’ll literally take your breath away!)
After finishing up portraits of Jeff and Becca, we met their bridal party on the red bridge! I remember being caught off guard at the size of their bridal party. There’s something about seeing everyone in person instead of just names on a list, but when I watched everyone interacting, I knew how great their friendships all were! This bridal party was extra fun for me, as one of my previous brides AND one of my previous grooms were in it! We all had the best time before heading to Brenton Skating Plaza to get ready for the family photos ceremony.
Jeff and Becca’s wedding was outside, but nobody’s attention seemed to be focused on the heat. Everyone was so excited to celebrate Jeff and Becca’s love! They exchanged rings and gave special honor to their parents, but one of my favorite parts of their ceremony was when they shared their vows! Jeff and Becca decided to keep their vows secret from each other, but somehow both ended up with comments about Tasty Tacos and healthy eating (if you ask me, it’s just more evidence the two of them are meant to be!). They sealed their marriage with a kiss, and their beaming faces when they turned to their beloved guests was an outward sign of the joy in their hearts. They’re finally married!
Jeff and Becca took a few moments to chat with their guests before hopping on a party bus with their bridal party for more pictures and a little break from all the hustle and bustle. When we arrived back to Brenton for the reception, a super awesome DJ pumped everyone up for the bridal party’s entrance! The energy in the room soared as the day carried on. Soon dinner was over, toasts were shared, and dancing ensued. The love Jeff and Becca shared with their guests was contagious, everybody in the room was drawn to it. Theirs was the kind of wedding you never want to walk away from, and their story is one that gives full confidence that love can reach a depth you can’t imagine experiencing.
I LOVE so many photos from their day! Check out all my favorites here:
Shoutout to all these STELLAR vendors! Jeff and Becca’s day couldn’t have gone as perfect if it wasn’t for these people.
Second Shooter: Anna Berry
Video: The Vine Productions
DJ: Ryan Williamson
Florist: Originals by Beck
Catering + Rentals: Christiani’s
Sweets: Scratch Cupcakery
Makeup: Ivy Boyd
Hair: Hair by Kristen