I'm not sure that I can describe Jonathan and Breanna's wedding day, without crying all over again. If you follow me on Instagram, you've had a few peeks into their day and some mentions of how emotional this day was for me. Which came as a huge surprise to me, because Father Daughter dances are typically the only thing that gets me. But I just love this couple and their sweet family. Even my boys love Breanna and Susannah (Breanna's mother).
The day begin with lots of laughter, and the sweetest ladies surrounding the Bride. Every single one catering to Breanna in a different way. Bringing food, water, telling her the time, or just making jokes to lighten the mood. Breanna had approached me the week before the wedding asking to have a moment of prayer with Jonathan, since they were not planning to have a First Look they felt that this would make for a moment to connect before walking down the aisle. As you can imagine, all our eyes were misty listening to the two of them talk with each other during this part of the day. And then Jonathan prayed over their marriage, over the ceremony, over everyone who was a part of their day - and that's when I lost it. I've mentioned parts of this before but I have to recap their ceremony for you. This ceremony was one of the most moving ceremonies I have ever witnessed. As a whole, the entire wedding party and all the guests would sing one of Jonathan and Breanna's favorite hymns. Then instead of your traditional unity candle, they had a Unity Cross. The outer section of the cross represented the Groom, while the center represented the Bride and the three pegs holding the cross together would represent the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. To compete the ceremony the two would partake in communion together as Husband and Wife. Their reception was held at Oakwood Hall, a gorgeous barn venue in Russellville, KY. It provides a great atmosphere surrounded by farm land. We took advantage of the property by grabbing some photos of just the two of them and then snuck out of the reception during sunset. It was clear that this entire day was centered around Christ! I am so thankful that Jonathan and Breanna allowed me to witness such a beautiful day. Every little detail was absolutely touching and you could feel Christ's love through every moment!
Hair: Hairitage Salon (Brooke Johnson, Nikisha Cole) | Makeup: Bri Johnson | Wedding Dress: Morilee by Madeline Gardner | Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal | Tuxedos: The Black Tux | Florist: Oak n' Ivy (Hayley Jayne) | Ceremony Venue: Southern Heights Baptist Church | Reception Venue: Oakwood Hall | Cake: It's a Southern Thing Catering (Susan Appling) | Catering: Sister to Sister Catering | Photographer: Ashton Oakes Photography