i cannot believe that i'm just now getting around to blogging one of my favorite weddings from the spring. gosh. my mom gives me a hard time because i say that everyone is "my favorite" - and in reality, that's true. there's something special that i tuck away in my heart from each wedding i shoot - but this one was definitely one for the books.

maybe it's because taylor and jarred are, at this point, old friends. i shot their day-after-proposal pictures, their engagement session, and now their wonderful wedding. i've gotten to know them so well, and i just love their huge hearts for each other and everyone in their lives. 

i knew their wedding day would be many, many things. first, i knew it would Christ-centered. and it was, from start to finish. they invited everyone attending the wedding to come pray over them, as they began the journey as husband and wife that day. they radiated joy and calmness all day, with huge smiles on their faces.  second, i knew it would be simple, but gorgeous. from the tables that jarred built with his own two hands, to the ceremony backdrop that he also built, to the garlands and flowers that deedie springer of springvine assembled, to taylor's gorgeous and classic jcrew wedding dress. all of it came together so seamlessly, it was amazing. and third, i knew it was going to be so fun. literally, without a doubt, this was the FUNNEST reception i've ever been a part of. normally, receptions can feel a little stale and boring, but not with their crowd of friends. the two hours of crazy, hilarious dancing flew by. my favorite part was when "i wanna dance with somebody" came on - i've never seen a bride get as excited as taylor did when that started playing. definitely a moment i'll treasure forever! 

so, here you have it. one of the best days of my summer. taylor & jarred's wedding.


florals: deedie springer of springvine
hair & makeup: jennifer abercrombie beauty
venue: 1812 hitching post
bride's dress: jcrew