I’m just going to start this post by saying the spreads that follow are just a fraction of Jennifer and Trey’s finished album (which is being printed and hand assembled in Italy as we type this!). Their album is unbelievably beautiful! We can’t wait to share what the finished product looks like, but mostly because we can’t wait to get our hands on it.
Jenn and Trey have been fun to work with from day one. The banter between these two is quite hilarious. For their engagement session here we went to Jekyll Island in Southern Georgia and even had dinner together after. They shared with us some of their sweet story. Jenn and Trey started out as friends from a very young age, due to their fathers being close friends. When Trey was a senior in high school, Jennifer told us she offered to go to his prom with him since she felt bad that he didn’t have a date. 🙂
Here’s more of their story in Jenn’s words…
“Fast forward a few years, I had started college in Gainesville, and Trey had decided to attend Auburn University. We somehow became really good friends, and somehow the distance between us drew us even closer together. We would text in class or talk when we should be studying, or even be those annoying people at parties who would just text on their phones instead of socializing with others. We did all this and we weren’t even dating! Something had to change. Soon, Trey would make trips back to Gainesville on the weekends, and we would find time for just the two of us. It took Trey asking a few times, but I finally agreed to date him. Our relationship grew from there. I started attending Auburn University a year later, and our college love story began. We fell in love in that small college town in front of the backdrop of football games, frat parties, and long weekend adventures. Our love grew and of course led to an engagement, a really long engagement – a year and half engagement to be exact!”
We’ll share more of the story as you scroll through their album. Jenn and Trey were truly a joy to photograph, and this day could not have been more beautiful. From beginning to end, everyone around us was smiling and laughing and the energy was simply contagious.
One of the most special touches to Jenn’s details was her garter (not the Auburn one… the other one, sorry Gator fan here :). Jen’s “something old” was a garter that was handmade from a piece of lace from her mother’s wedding gown. How special!
Paul read a quote somewhere that said wedding photographers spend 10% photographing and 90% moving furniture. SO true! For the getting ready room, you want an open clean slate so all you see is the moment and not the clutter. But don’t worry Jake and Mr. Allen… we moved every piece back to it’s exact home and never slide it across your beautiful wood floors!
It’s always exciting when a bride and groom let’s us leave one dominant portrait to stand alone on a spread. Trey’s portrait above and Jenn’s below are worthy for a spread all to themselves.
Trey shared with us a little later, that his absolutely favorite moment of the day was when Jenn was walking down the aisle towards him. We don’t blame you, Trey. She is perfectly breathtaking!
Jenn’s bridesmaids were absolutely incredible. The entire day they were asking her is she needed anything and made sure she was comfortable and having fun. Another special update is that Jenn’s now sister-in-law Shelby, her bridesmaid on the far right is getting married this Saturday, and we have the honor of photographing this wedding as well! I love this family!
Jenn and Trey’s first look is displayed above. Jenn shared with us this sweet message…
“As with most things in life, anything worth having is worth waiting for and it was just as true for our wedding! It was the most amazing day! When we had our first look it was as if everything had stopped and there was not a more perfect moment.”
LOVE long veils… my advice to almost all brides is it’s ALWAYS a good idea to choose a cathedral veil!
Having two little ones of our own, Paul and I have a hard time not taking a lot of pictures of flower girls and ring bearers. These precious little blonde cuties running in an open field with warm sunlight… sigh. So adorable.
Keith Watson Events did a phenomenal job with the design of Jenn and Trey’s wedding. With Jenn’s vision and their creativity, the details were extraordinary yet personal and charming.
Jenn told us afterwards that this moment in the field with Trey was one of her favorite moments of the day that she’ll treasure forever. She said, “It was like a fairy tale… it was so perfect.” We have to agree, and are swooning just a little bit over these incredibly romantic images. Thank you God for this perfect sunset. 🙂
This moment above was so fun! The Keith Watson crew wanted to give the couple a few minutes alone to see their reception before guests entered. Jenn and Trey could walk around and see everything they had worked so hard on come to fruition. We often hear that our couples barely even looked around because they were talking and mingling and forgot to notice. While your guests should absolutely be a priority, it’s nice to be able to remember what your wedding day looked like!
To Jenn and Trey and your families, thank you for welcoming us and allowing us this great honor. You are both so blessed to have such loving friends and family and we enjoyed being by your sides watching this story unfold. And a special thanks to all the vendors below who made this day seamless and fun from beginning to end. We loved working with each of you!
May God bless your marriage Jenn and Trey! Here’s to forever!
Venue: Santa Fe River Ranch
Event Planner: Keith Watson Productions
Videographer: White in Revery
Florist: Keith Watson Productions + working with local florists
Cake Artist: Dream Day Cakes
Musician/DJ: Genius Entertainment
Makeup Artist: Kara Winslow
Hair Stylist: Graceful Strands
Caterer: Blue Water Bay