Stylish Southern Soiree at this Jacksonville wedding

An insanely classic Southern soiree found it’s way in to this Jacksonville wedding with fellow photographer, Jenn, and fur-mom of baby Bella! Her romantic and spiritual ceremony was just the icing on the cake to this incredible party in North Florida!

Jacksonville wedding worthy of ALL the love

February 24, 2018  |  Jenn & David

I couldn’t wait to head up to Jacksonville to photograph my workshop-attendee-turned-friend’s wedding! I love telling the story of how I got the honor of photographing this sweet couple. Jenn actually booked me before David even proposed!! (you can read the full story here, just know that it started with a trip to Vegas, some random emojis and a lie)

Jenn and David gave us all the feels (literally Lacey cried like 5 times) at their intimate Jacksonville wedding. I feel like Jenn has known what she’s wanted for her wedding from the  very beginning. They had a sweet Southern style soiree complete with their closest friends and family on David’s Grandaddy’s property . It was emotional, sentimental and genuine – which is every word I would likely use to describe her! They planned to have their first look by a tire swing, which was the very spot where he proposed.. They even Facetimed Jenn’s aunt and grandmother during the family formals! And yes, we took family formals with their faces on the phone via Facetime to make sure they were included!

Baby Bella

But anyone who knows Jenn knows her intense role as Mamma to her baby, Bella. From a first-hand account, I can confirm that this pup is every bit as spoiled as you’d think she is (and for perfectly good reason!). She was even included in Jenn’s getting ready photos and formals! If you know Jenn, you know David. You know that David will go to the ends of the earth to make Jenn feel complete. So when he gave her his wedding gift – a “formal” Certificate of Adoption for Bella – you couldn’t help but get emotional right along with Jenn! Although, she had one more surprise up her sleeve. She custom made cufflinks for David with his grandma’s photo (they largely credit his grandmother for bringing them together in the first place!)

From a decor standpoint, they adorned their grandaddy’s property with vines of eucalyptus and greenery, a rustic style tented reception, Grilled Cheese food truck and bride and groom cocktails! They danced the night away to an amazing band, on a checkered dance floor, under the chandeliers and stars.


Photographer: Kristen with Lacey / Getting Ready Venue: Bride’s Home  /  Venue:  Private Residence in Jacksonville / Planner: Dairing Events / Hair and Makeup: Artistry by Erin /  Florist: Lori Parker Floral Studios  / Cake:  AlleyCakes  / Bridal Salon: Kleinfeld Bridal  / Bridal Gown: Hayley Paige  / DJ: OnLive  / Rentals: Southern Charm Events / Linens and Lighting:  Luxe Party Rentals  / Stationery: Heather O’Brien Design  /  Videography:  Visual Power Cinema  / Catering: Happy Grilled Cheese Food Truck & Newks Catering

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