October Eden Gardens State Park Wedding || Jason + Emily
This was seriously a wedding to remember. Not only because of the fact that Jason and Emily had to change their wedding venue in 30a at the last minute because of Hurricane Nate (prompting their hashtag #whoinvitedNate), but because they handled it so well and everybody came together to make it the best day ever for them! Originally they were supposed to have their wedding at Eden Gardens State Park, but they had to move it to The Celebration Hall instead.
Even with all the craziness that the hurricane brought, which funnily enough didn't really affect our weather, Jason and Emily still had an amazing and beautiful wedding. Their details were so stunning! Flowers by Milk and Honey killed it as always with those bouquets!
It was so cute how excited they both were when they saw each other for the first time. They even asked for a few minutes alone to take it all in. When Emily's parents arrived after she was done getting ready, I suggested doing a first look with them too. The look on her dad's face was priceless!
I like to get as many photos done before the ceremony as possible, so that the guests don't have to wait as long for the bride and groom to finish photos after the ceremony. Since Jason + Emily had a first look we were able to take family photos and wedding party photos beforehand.
Jason and Emily's ceremony was so sweet and the officiant, the groom's brother, was seriously the funniest officiant I've ever heard! So so many laughs!
Their reception was an absolute blast! Shane with Rock the House did an absolutely incredible job. It was so good that I was sad when I had to leave, cause I wanted to party it up!
Because they really wanted photos at Eden Gardens, Jessica Miller from Serene Occasions organized another session for them with me at Eden Gardens after the wedding and crafted them another bouquet for the photos. Jessica Austin from Make Me Blush also did Emily's hair and makeup again for the session. I love being a part of such an amazing community of vendors!
Btw, if you love Eden Gardens as much as I do, check out this wedding ceremony that was also held there.
Wedding Coordinator and Rentals: Serene Occasions
Wedding Dress: Bliss Bridal
Bride's Wedding Band: Blue Ridge Notions
Hair and Makeup Artist: Make me Blush
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal
Groom's Outfit: Brook's Brothers
Groom's Wedding Band: E-Wedding Bands
Flowers: Flowers by Milk and Honey
Pies: Kim's Cakes
Caterer: Tommy Mattonie's
DJ: Rock the House