the wedding | part 2

part 2: day of, ceremony + beyond

as promised, here is part 2 of our amazing day.  in between the sections you will find commentary from both Jas and i again. i loved getting his feedback for this wedding series. and over the course of the week we will continue to share more about our day including vendor reviews, the day of through the bride's eyes, the day of through the groom's eyes, the honeymoon and tips for anyone planning their own wedding. 

and now... for the pictures

the ceremony set up

Lexi: the week of the wedding we were told that Piedmont Park was under construction which was a major bummer. in order to hide the gaudy orange caution fencing, the tavern provided the green fencing in our backdrop. but i loved how Allison brought our vision of an arbor to life with the bold greens and puffy blossoms. 
Jas: the location and flowers fit our style (well, her style and now my style) perfectly. the weather was perfect with no rain. 

the wedding party entrance

Lexi: our Reverend was quite possibly one of the sweetest people. i am so happy Jas found him to marry us. look for his vendor review soon! and our wedding party looked wonderful. the guys with their dapper suits and the girls in their blue dresses. 
Jas: Reverend Hamilton was great. and i couldn't imagine having our wedding without this group of friends. and Ethan, relax your face man. 

the entrance of the bride

Lexi: Dad and i were talking the whole way down. it was really special having those quiet moments to ourselves. hopefully no one heard us. and i couldn't stop smiling at Jas. he was the only thing i saw the whole way down the aisle. 
Jas: by the time she was walking down the aisle i was more at ease and in a constant state of happy since we got the jitters out during the first look. i couldn't stop smiling.

the ceremony 

Lexi: to be honest, i don't remember very much of the ceremony except the Ruth verse, the way the Reverend sounded as he read and the kiss at the end. everything else was a blur. reading the little something i had written to my parents made me incredibly nervous, but i wanted to make sure they knew how much they mean to me. it made my dad cry, so i am going to count that as a win. i think he has the shaky handwritten note now. as for reading my vows to Jas, i was trembling and stuttered a little, but i made it and remember him smiling while i read them. and his vows to me to was precious. we made each other laugh and they were especially ours so i am huge fan of writing your own vows.
Jas: the vows are probably the only thing i really remember. i was nervous reading my vows to her because i was worried hers were going to rock and mine were going to suck. but! it ended up turning out really well. 

the exit

Lexi: i was just stupidly happy. and couldn't not smile. i wish i knew who i made that huge face to when we were walking back down the aisle haha.

cocktail hour

since the park was under construction, Park Tavern let us borrow a golf cart in order to further in to get better photos. this turned out perfectly because Johnny was able to capture the blooming trees and lake in the background of some of our photos. 

let the eating + dancing begin

toasts, dinner and dancing - what more could we ask for. the whole time through our father-daughter dance song, Dad's cracking jokes. and just in case you're wondering, that cake was AMAZING. it was sad we were only able to have that one piece. we should have snagged another. and i LOVE all the faces made during the dancing. Uncle Greg is still the reigning dancing champion. 

the sparkly exit

it's amazing how one day, the one that seemed it was never going to arrive, could go by so quickly. 

venue: Park Tavern // dress: Carol Hannah from The Sentimentalist // veil: Korin of HelloKoin // nails: Lark and Sparrow // hair: Vera of Mint Salon// bridesmaid dresses: Esther Boutique // suit: Trio Custom Clothiers // ties/bow ties: The Tie Bar // photographer: Johnny Cheng Photography // flowers:Allison Song Co // officiant: Reverend David Hamilton // cake: Elieen Carter // map: etsy // map calligraphy: A Fabulous Fete // wedding invitations:  // macaroons: Macaronage by Rania