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Jessie & Jordan – Winter Elopement

This beautiful winter wedding wasn’t supposed to be. The couple, of course, was meant to be – but this wedding takes place in May!

I arrived before anyone else in Inverness Square in McKenzie Towne to find it looking a bit different from when I’d visited it the previous week.

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Still, there was no turning back. The note on their fridge whiteboard said so.

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Everyone hurried to the gazebo for the wedding as it started snowing again!

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Luckily, most people had umbrellas. Watching Jessie and her baby being walked down by her dad was very unique!

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That’s right, a newborn baby.

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I absolutely love winter weddings, but I feel bad because this was absolutely not intended to be one!

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That didn’t put a damper on anyone’s spirits, however.

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I loved watching them read their vows, both handwritten and memorized.

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In a surprising twist, Jordan got down on his knee to put the wedding ring on!

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And their son loved it!

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Then, the snowy kiss.

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And a triumphant, if speedy, exit!

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Jessie and Jordan held a small reception in their home, with some beautiful decorations to light up the walls.

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Family members pitched in with cute baked goods. Heart cookies, anyone?

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Catering can be a big cost of a wedding. When trying to keep it small, there’s something that almost everyone will love. Pizza!

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As I’ve mentioned before, I think the first dance is incredibly romantic. Even in the kitchen of their home, Jessie and Jordan’s love positively glowed.

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This was a small wedding, but one that was truly built on love. I love how they tied so much of their wedding into the life they have built together, and I’m touched that they chose me to record their wedding day. Thank you!