Herongate Barn Theatre Wedding :: Jess + Josh
Jess + Josh are the kind of people you want to party with. For example, their ceremony was in an eclectic theatre, they included their dogs in photos, walked into their reception to Migos’ “Bad and Boujee” and literally dropped the mic to end their wedding speech. IT. WAS. EPIC.
The day for us began at Jess’s parents house where the bride grew up. As per usual, the ladies were in the process of hair and makeup and catching up on old times. Before we knew it, it was time for Jess to slip into her dress. She stepped into her dream dress with tears in her eyes and hugged her mom as tight as she could. I knew we had an emotional day a head of us.
Brandon spent the getting ready portion of the day with the guys as they tied their ties, snacked on KFC and sipped on bourbon. Sounds like a pretty kick ass way to get ready to me. Like I said, these people know how to party.
Jess + Josh opted for a first look on their wedding day – which is perfect for getting photos done early and enjoying cocktail hour with your guests. Josh was placed in a grassy field waiting for the tap on the shoulder from his bride and as soon as I went back to give Jess her cue to make her way to Josh, it started raining. So plan B sprung into action and we moved the first look into their ceremony space – which was way more intimate. They saw each other for the first time under the spotlight of the theatre. It was pretty magical.
The rain finally let up just in time for bridal party photos. We took total advantage of the spectacular clouds and just had a GREAT time with Jess + Josh and their amazing bridal party. This group of awesome people put the “party” in “bridal party”. Then it was back into the theatre for the ceremony.
After the ‘I dos’, Jess + Josh together with their families and friends, gathered in the beautiful white tent at Herongate Barn Theatre. The newlyweds swaggered their way to their seats, listed to the some of the funniest speeches we’ve ever heard and partied the night away.
J + J, stay cool. We like you that way!
HAIR STYLIST: Otilia Morra
MAKE UP ARTIST: Emma Hughes
SAVE THE DATE: Mystery Meat Design and Illustration
BRIDAL GOWN: David’s Bridal
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Zara
GROOM’S TIE: The Tie Bar
VIDEOGRAPHY: Lifes Reel
VENUE: Herongate Barn Theatre
SINGERS: Singers: Mariam Williamson and Reid Williamson
DJ: Durham Wedding DJ’s
FLOWERS: Arranged by friends of the Bride
CAKE: Nicole Cooke
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