Janna and Ike. These two cuties were a pleasure to be around. Smiles like this rarely left their faces the whole day!
The whole crew -- family, wedding party, friends, guests -- were all some of the nicest people I have ever met. They all just oozed sincerity. Janna & Ike were married in late March at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Athens, Georgia. The celebration followed in the Rialto Room at Hotel Indigo (love that this hotel is LEED certified!). Here is who helped make their day extra meaningful:
Bride's dress: David's Bridal Bride's shoes: Nordstrom Bridesmaids' dresses: picked out by each girl; color scheme -- taupe Groom's attire: Jim's Formal Wear, rented through Christie's Southern Soirees Hair and makeup: Elizabeth Elliott Florals: Dee Reising of Posh Petals Planner/coordinator: Crevolyn Wiley and Emily Williams of Wonderful Events & Celebrations Ceremony music: Joey Hokayem (pianist), Michelle Alexander (vocalist), Jenna Greene (vocalist) and Jason Gridley (guitar and vocalist) Cupcakes: Truelove Celebrations Groom's cake: Cecilia Villaveces Groom's key lime pie: Mother of the groom : ) DJ: Jesse Pilkenton of JP Entertainment Videographer: Jamey Moore of Moore Memories Caterer: A Divine Event Invitations & programs: Jessica Armstrong of Tiger Lily Invitations
Even though weddings take lots of planning and practice, I love how organic and genuine this wedding felt. It was so endearing to see how excited and grateful they BOTH were to be marrying each other. And my favorite part of the whole day was seeing Ike's face during the couple's first look -- it was priceless! The love and happiness was palpable throughout the entire day, and I wish continued joy to the adorable newlyweds!
I LOVED the florals at this wedding.
You're stunning, Janna!
Proud father seeing daughter for the first time. : )
The first look -- told ya Ike's face was priceless. : )
Stunning ladies as well. Loved the dress choices!
So fun to be around. : )
Ninja moves -- go!
Sibling love. : )
How FUN is this wedding party!?
The different colored rose petals that were tossed down the aisle -- yellow, red, white -- have significant meaning in Ike & Janna's relationship. The colors symbolize friendship, love and purity.
A really cute moment happened during the exchange of rings; Ike was SO excited to marry Janna that he didn't even wait on the minister's cue to speak. : )
Janna's sister Jessa snuck in for a quick hug after the ceremony. : )
A few more "married" portraits at Hotel Indigo...
LOVE this one.
The couple had Southern and Middle Eastern hors d'oeuvres, reflecting the coming together of both families.
Loved their favors -- wildflower seeds!
YES. There was Thriller.
AND Whip My Hair. So amazing.