I've been thinking about what I would write for Jessica and Jesse's wedding blog post since the morning of the big day! I'll start with the cutest conversation I had with a bridesmaid. While all the ladies were getting ready I started to notice that Jessica seemed a little nervous. I mean just a tiny bit but I wanted to make sure I was in the loop so I wouldn't do anything to make it worse. So I asked one of the bridesmaids if she was okay and was surprised by the answer - the bridesmaid thought she was nervous about her makeup? I mean she looked gorgeous and only had on a tastefully small amount. But then the Bridesmaid got very serious and told me the rest of the issue. "You have to understand", she said very seriously, "Jesse loves her EXACTLY the way she is. Without makeup or anything. She'll just feel better when she sees him." Ummm... my heart just melted <3 Plus, look at this girl - SO gorgeous!! Then more cuteness happened during the speeches. Jesse's brother was talking about meeting Jessica for the first time. He recounted a story about Jesse getting up and walking away from a conversation, he said he watched as Jessica just sat quietly and followed him with her eyes as he walked from the room. Every person that spoke about these two did so with such love and support. I'm pretty sure everyone knew they were meant to be together as soon as they saw them interact together.
Okay, the wedding! The ceremony took place at Liberty Presbyterian Church in Delaware, Ohio. Then the reception took place at Via Vecchia Winery in the brewery district. Both were perfect venues and really set the mood for this perfect fall wedding. The details at the reception were simply charming. Old books filled the center of the tables where candles lit the space giving it a warm and inviting feeling. Attached to each place card was a vintage looking key (and since Adam and I were actually seated with the guests (honored!) they have been attached to our key rings). Everything about Jessica and Jesse's wedding day was beautiful - from the decor to the way these two looked at each other. We are thrilled to have gotten to take part in such a wonderful day for Mr. & Mrs. Richards!! Blessings to you both!
Oh and if you missed their engagement session, here's a link to see it. Definitely worth a look see!