Maddy and Jacob's gorgeous day took place at one of my favorite spots, Old Hickory Golf Club, right down the road from my own home! :) Every detail was simply beautiful.
I could tell this group was ready to have a FUN day as soon as I got there.
Nothing like the feeling when you love your hair on your wedding day!
Jacob and his gentlemen kept it quite sophisticated.
Once all of the details were in place, the two prepared for their first look.
Their faces . . . seriously, could a first look possibly be more adorable?!
Just as we wrapped up a few bridal party photos, the magical horse-drawn carriage came around the corner.
I love the setting for outdoor ceremonies at Old Hickory. The tall trees are elegant perfection, and we had such a beautifully lightly overcast day, giving us soft light from every angle.
The flower girl (the bride's little sister!) and ring bearer were the epitome of shy cuteness!
Here she comes indeed.
You may kiss the bride!
As a final gesture in the ceremony, Jacob performed the Breaking of the Glass, a Jewish tradition symbolizing the longevity of their love. It is a prayer, in effect, that their love will last until the pieces of the broken glass come back together . . . forever. As soon as he broke it, the guests shouted, "Mazel Tov!"
Classy and sassy.
Cash is amazing and was grabbing these fun shots with the guys while I photographed the ladies!
You've probably already noticed by now, but this confirms it. Maddy was stunning!
Let the reception begin!
These two even make cake-eating look cute!
The speeches were heart-warming . . .
. . . until . . .
. . . they suddenly turned into a rap serenade! Maddy's bridesmaids and groomsman/good friend Jacob (not to be confused with groom Jacob) bust out their moves and rhymes and all made sure Maddy fully felt the love!
One more heartfelt speech from the best man rounded it out.
Then Jacob's parents recited a traditional Jewish blessing over the wine, bread, and food. It was quite beautiful.
I love the magic of the first dance! It kinda feels like this is the part the whole day is really leading up to, but maybe that's just me . . . .
Maddy's first dance with her father was incredibly special, as her siblings provided the beautiful music.
Jacob's dance with his mother was touching, as well.
We had a great dance floor full of people ready for a good time!
The night was filled with a lot of fun, like the bouquet and garter tosses and even the beloved "shoe game," but the final event before I left took the cake. To the tune of "Hava Nigila," friends and family raised Maddy and Jacob to the ceiling in their chairs, a Jewish tradition known as the Hora. I think they had a blast!
Congratulations, Maddy and Jacob! This day was full of so many fun and new experiences for me, and I can only imagine how beautiful the memories are you will take with you! Here's to many, many happy years in your future. Mazel Tov!
Special thanks, as always, to my fabulous second shooter, Cash, who works wonders! Also, thank you to the vendors who made such a beautiful day possible (more vendor info pending):
Hair & Make Up - StL Glam Co
Cake - Sarah's Cake Shop - It was soooo good!
Venue and Caterer - Old Hickory Golf Club
DJ - Millenium Productions