All week the forecast was calling for 100% chance of rain, which is what every bride dreads seeing leading up to her wedding! But I feel like it could have poured rain and hailed and Jillian would have still been just as excited. Because no matter what, she was getting to marry the man of her dreams on April 25. And you know what? God held off the rain! We had a beautiful cloud covered sky that just made all of the colors POP and helped accentuate how much joy Jillian and Derek were radiating!
These two were beyond thrilled to spend the day together while surrounded by friends and family. It was such an honor to capture how much Jillian and Derek love each other. Not only that, but we also were able to see what I’ve known all along… they are SO loved by so many people! But one of my favorite parts of the day were the moments that I would catch them doing nothing but soaking up each other and just being together. They knew the significance of this day and what it meant to become husband and wife, to devote their lives to each other and to follow Christ as ONE. It’s so evident in the way they are around each other, the way they care for their friends and family and the ways that they honored Him on their wedding day.
Jillian and Derek, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your first day as husband and wife! I hope you’re enjoying every moment together in Mexico! Feel free to bring back some of that warm sun with you!
My sweet friend, Jenny Williams, second shot with me on Saturday since Ben was capturing the day on video (can’t wait to share that with you too!) and I’m so thankful for her! Enjoy some of my favorite images from the day!
I was in love with her bouquet from the moment I saw it!
Succulents are also the perfect prop for ring shots!
Oh Jillian… you are gorgeous.
They chose to do a First Look, which gave them time to soak in what this day was and also gave us plenty of time for photos before the ceremony.
And it might have been one of the sweetest First Looks I’ve ever seen.
These girls, those dresses, those flowers… if this photo was any more beautiful I don’t know that I could handle it!
The guys looked quite dapper too!
This… is them!
What a cutie!!!
So much joy…
Be still my heart!!
I’m still amazed… Jillian’s sister, Katie, MADE this cake!! Isn’t it beautiful?!?
And then her other sister, Erin, sang their first dance song. Y’all, this family is SO talented!
There were so many incredible parts to this day, but the most amazing may have been when we looked outside and saw the sunset that God wanted to end their day with. It was like He was telling them that He wanted to give them everything because He loves them so much.
Gah! So gorgeous!
Thanks so much to everyone for making this day so amazing!
Ceremony & Reception | Lindsey Plantation
Wedding Dress | NY Bride & Groom, Charlotte
Bridesmaids Dresses | David’s Bridal
Groomsmen’s Suits | Men’s Wearhouse
Wedding Coordinator | Erin Mayfield
Hair & Makeup Artist | Tricia from Cotton Rouge
Florals | Greg Foster
Video | Fields Films
Band | Groove Planet
Wedding Invitations | Celebrations, Asheville
Cake | Bride’s sister, Katie Grimsley
Catering | Krumm’s on the Plate