Jeff and Jess’ wedding day was epic. From start to finish, everyone was happy and had an amazing time. We met the girls at Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club to begin their photos of getting dressed and pre wedding formals. This was my first time at Magnolia Point. Jess had described it in our planning meetings, and I was so excited to be shooting somewhere new. The venue was gorgeous, and the staff was really great to work with. They have a lovely dedicated area for the ceremony which includes a a paver stage and arbor. The reception area is really a unique space because it’s mostly enclosed with windows. Most receptions are timed around sun down so it was really beautiful (and perfect for photos) to see the sky change colors as we celebrated the rest of the evening indoors.
We photographed the girls and guys getting ready, all pre wedding formals we could that didn’t include Jess and Jeff together, and then we began the ceremony. Both families were tearful as we went through the ceremony as was the bride AND groom. I always love a groom that isn’t afraid to show his sweet emotions on a wedding day. Once through the ceremony we headed out with the couple to take some sunset photos on the golf course. The sunset was the deepest oranges we had seen in quite some time. A photographer’s dream.
Once back inside, we started the reception. Jess wanted a Peacock themed wedding, and that was carried out mostly with her cake (AMAZING job on the cake!) and using feathers in the girl’s bouquets and table settings. I loved the use of orchids tied into the flowers b/c it really brought in all the colors of her Peacock feathers too. As with the ceremony, the reception had many tears especially throughout the formal dances and speeches. If you watch the slideshow you’ll see it was a day full of emotion. But also filled with LOTS of fun. Everyone danced the night away until it was time for their sparkler exit (and of course some night photos!)
Jess and Jeff thanks for letting me be a part of your wedding day. It was an honor to get so close to you guys and see your love first hand. You have something very special, and I’m excited to see your love continue on.
Love you both!
(This wedding had an incredible team of vendors. I’m still gathering all the information so I can list them all asap!)