The couple’s playful photo shoot with Kris Palmer captured these great images and warmed them up for the ceremony in the indoor gardens. White lights lit the tulle draped gazebo against the stone wall and greenery while gentle waterfalls trickled in the background.
The bridesmaids were lovely in chocolate dresses with pink sashes tied at their waists and carrying rose bouquets in shades of pink. The Maid of Honor’s gown was pink with a chocolate sash. The flower girls had pink roses woven into their hair and tossed petals, followed by the tiniest ring bearer carrying a cream frog pillow.
A hush fell over the guests as Jen arrived on her father’s arm, an adorable princess flashing that famous, unstoppable grin. Chris met her at the end of the aisle; she kissed her father and took Chris’ arm as he escorted her to the gazebo for the ceremony.
Jen and Chris leaned into each other, smiling, as retired Judge Michael Brown led them in their vows. It was obvious that this couple aren’t just in love; they are also best friends.
THE DETAILS: Pink floral arrangements on the tables were framed by votive candles.Â Each table was named after a year with a photo of the couple from that time. Guests were given favors of measuring tape labeled, â€œLove Beyond Measure.â€ Too cute! The cake: cascading sugar daisies with pink ribbon tied around each tier.
This was our second wedding celebration with Chris’ fun-loving, tight knit family, and they did not disappoint! By the end of the night we were dancing to Ne-Yo, Rihanna (one of the mother of the groom, Connie’s favorites!) the Cupid Shuffle and a spirited Electric Slide the family had been practicing just for the occasion.
Guests could barely tear themselves away from the delight of double desserts: a chocolate fountain with fruits and cookies for dipping on one side and a pink-hued Candy Buffet on the other filled with Swedish fish, nonpareils and more. All that on top of the wedding cake!
Jen’s contagious enthusiasm drew the guests around her and truly won my heart. Chris’ love of music and dance brought touches of jazz and blues to the night.
Jeff and I were so touched and honored to be there for this special day in the lives of Jen and Chris. Bravo and well done! Thanks so much for inviting us.
Photos by Kristine Palmer Photography *All photos in this blog courtesy of Kris
Bridal Party Flowers by David Anthony
Cake by The Pastry Garden
Written by Stephanie Padovani