Their wish was to be married in the presence of those who truly mattered to them, their family and friends. Loved ones traveled from Key West and Colorado and beyond to witness this special day. And this day was quite special for me as well. You see, Andy is my first cousin, and he's also Remington's godfather. It was so much fun to have family - and little Remington! - around while Reggie and I documented the day! Jen and Andy's wedding wish was truly granted as they said I do under the beautiful osage orange tree that resides on the property along the Big Blue River. The green grass and beautiful blooming plants surrounding the family's cabin made for the perfect backdrop for their sweet outdoor ceremony. Jen had been anxiously checking the forecast for two weeks leading up to the Big Day. Luckily, the rain held off for the amazing ceremony and for all of our portraits. Later as dinner was being served under the grand white tented reception, the rain fell, as if to say congratulations to the newlyweds. The day couldn't have been more perfect or more them. There was even a proposal during the reception! Congratulations, Holly and Matt! Jen and Andy, it was such an honor to document your first day of married life! I wish you a lifetime of love, laughter, and happiness together! Friends and family can view their entire online gallery here.
Andy's dad, my Uncle Bill, made the signage for the wedding! How cool is that?!
Nice work, Uncle Bill!
Jen's gorgeous gown!
The beautiful osage orange tree!
Jen's Mom and Maid of Honor, her sister Heather, laced up her gown.
Meanwhile, the guys were hanging out, dapper as ever.
Then it was time for Jen and Andy's first look. And it was so sweet!
Andy had to check out Jen's dress - he absolutely loved it!
And then Jen and her father had a special moment together.
Jen, you were such a beautiful bride!
My handsome cousin!
One of my favorite moments of the day was when our Grandma arrived!
This bell rang to let guests know that the ceremony was about to begin.
No doubt it has chimed for many a special family event at this cabin!
Cutest flower girl and ring bearers!
While guests headed off for cocktail hour, I stole the bride and groom
for some more portraits under their favorite tree.
I could have photographed you two all afternoon!!!
Reggie's perspective on the left, mine on the right.
The reception was beyond pretty with yellow and gray details and both round and square tables!
The wood centerpieces were hand-made. Simply stunning!
My Aunt Janie is famous in our family for making wonderful baked goods, and she did not disappoint with a lovely variety of wedding cookies!
Everyone loved watching their First Dance.
Guests danced the night away to the fun classic rock band, the Bill Huff Band. They were awesome!
If anything, the rain made the day even better for some reason. Maybe it was that everything happened just as it was supposed to. Maybe because it kept everyone that much closer throughout the night. Or maybe because they say rain on your wedding day brings good luck. I'd say that Andy and Jen are blessed with quite a bit of good luck then. ;)
Here's a Slideshow with more from Jen and Andy's Shelbyville Cabin Wedding:
Congratulations, Jen and Andy! I am so happy and so very excited for you both! Thank you for being so absolutely wonderful! Cannot wait to see you soon! Love you both!!!
Credits coming soon!