She softtly called his name, and as her groom turned to see her his face lit up. The girl he’s known almost his entire life stood before him as his bride. His reaction said it all. He smiled and walked towards Elleana, and as they embraced tears filled their eyes. This was it. The moment they have been waiting for since they began dating in college. Their wedding day.
Elleana and Jared shared an intimate fall wedding held in the backyard of a close family friend. Their day was full of beautiful fall leaves, sunshine, and the much awaited crisp fall air. The day was truly perfect. It seems like just yesterday that I was getting coffee with Jared and Elleana sharing laughs and getting to know them. From the moment we met I could tell these were some of the kindest and nicest people to walk the planet. That held true during their engagement session; we had SO much fun as we took pictures and I got to know them more and hear all about their family and friends. One of my favorite parts of a wedding day is finally getting to meet the family and friends who my couples speak so highly of! Elleana and Jared’s bridal party were a true delight to be around.
Elleana’s bridesmaids were so incredibly sweet, just like Elleana. While they got ready, they shared laughs as they reminisced on their times together. Later, they shared tears when they saw their sweet friend slip into her wedding dress, ready to become a wife. When I met the groomsmen..I was blown away. Jared’s friends know how to have a good time, but they were also some of the most respectful groomsmen I have ever met. Their bridal party was truly a treasure to spend the day with.
After Elleana and Jared’s first look, we were able to take advantage of the beautifully crisp sixty degree day and get some amazing fall portraits. Then we headed off to their ceremony where they officially became Mr. and Mrs. Nave! Afterwards, there was a delicious dinner catered by Nacho’s Mexican Restaurant, and. It. Was. So. Good. During their reception, their best man and maid of honor gave speeches that further revealed what fun and sweet people Elleana and Jared are. Then they danced the night away until it was time to send them off on their honeymoon to Hilton Head!
Elleana and Jared – Thank you SO MUCH for allowing me to be a part of your day. It was truly special, and I am so honored I was allowed to witness your wedding and the two of you becoming one. I am so sad that our time together is over for now, but I wish you all the best in your years to come as Mr. and Mrs!!