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The awesomeness of Jordan + Adam’s Tennessee wedding is killing me!  How can you not like a wedding reception that seamlessly incorporates an Elvis impersonator?  The new Mr. and Mrs. Jordan (yes, the bride did change her name to Jordan Jordan!) welcomed family and friends to the Spring Creek Ranch for dinner, dancing and plenty of cute couple shots.  The pale blue wedding cake made with love by the groom’s mother adds a sweet hint of color to the rustic reception, and have we mentioned how much we heart (<3) the bride’s Mikaella Bridal dress?  Feminine, romantic and timeless all in one dress!  Sneak on over to Our Labor of Love’s blog to see more from J + A’s love fest.

Describe your wedding cake: Our cake was so special! Adam’s mom has made a hobby of cake decorating and offered to make our wedding cake for us. This was her first wedding cake, she worked so hard on it and it turned out beautiful! We chose a design that was clean and contemporary-looking. It actually ended up reflecting the design of my dress a little bit, which was really cool and unintentional. Adams mom is so talented and poured a lot of love into making it for us.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Planning our wedding from New York was definitely a huge challenge; I had to heavily depend on my mom and our wedding coordinator to pull through for me and help make big decisions. It was also challenging for Adam and I to come together on a lot of our design ideas for the wedding since we both have a design background. We both have very strong opinions about these things …we learned a lot about each other through the planning process, that’s for sure!
What was the most unexpected moment on your wedding day? Our wedding was originally planned to take place outside. We found out earlier in the week that it was going rain, and then found out the day before that it was going to STORM. Tornado warnings, hail, heavy winds, rain—we got all of that on our wedding day. Our guests even had to evacuate their hotel rooms and sit out in the hallway for safety. There were tornado warnings going off while we were out with the photographers taking pictures! It was crazy. Everyone says that if it rains on your wedding day, it means good luck…we must have a whole LOT of luck!!

What was special about your ceremony? Adam’s brother performed a lovely ceremony and married us, which meant the world to us both. He did an amazing job!  Also, we had our own little moment during the prayer, right in the middle of the ceremony the sky broke up and the sun came out. It was amazing!
What’s next for you as a couple?  Right now we are working on building our careers and we really want a puppy…perhaps a French bulldog.
What are you looking forward to in the future? We look forward to spending a life time of love and fun together surrounded by family and friends. 


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  1. avatar WeddingXpert reply

    I adore how charmingly simple this venue is…it’s almost rustic meets contemporary. And what’s better than Elvis?!

  2. avatar Colorado Wedding Photographers, JasonG reply

    Viva Elvis!!!

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There’s something so dreamy about Jordan + Adam’s Spring Creek Ranch wedding, photographed by Whitney + Jesse Chamberlain from Our Labor of Love.  The lighting, the vintage portraits, the quirky candid shots… love ‘em all!  The bride wore a sweetheart gown with feminine embellishments from Mikaella Bridal.  We love the pop of color in her ruffled Chinese Laundry heels.  Loose, wildflower bouquets courtesy of Flowers by Regis were the perfect complement to the attendants’ breezy Gap frocks.  Come back soon for some awesome reception shots!

How did the two of you meet?  Tell us your story.  We have a mutual friend who was my roommate in college. She and Adam are from the very small town of Williamston, South Carolina. All three of us attended the same college. One day she and I were on a run and she mentioned that I should meet her friend Adam, who was studying to be an architect. It was not until two weeks later that Adam called her up asking about a cute girl that he had seen on campus. One day after making several trips through the computer lab, he finally got up the nerve to introduce himself! We went out for pizza, fell in love, and the rest is history! It was definitely fate.
Describe the proposal. For spring break I really wanted to go and visit Adam, but my mom and her friends were coming to Savannah to visit me. Although I was looking forward to spending time with them, I was so sad that I wasn’t going to get to see Adam during my time off from school. As it turned out, he had organized a gathering of our families to surprise me that weekend. They had planned for us to meet up on the beach at Tybee Island, where we had our first kiss. He ran up to me on the beach, got down on one knee, and popped the question! It felt like we were the only two people on the beach in that moment. That weekend, our families met for the first time. It was an amazing weekend we will never forget!
Three adjectives that describe the day are: incredible, unforgettable, lovely
Our favorite details of the wedding were: the programs and invitations designed by the groom and my mom’s garter that was remade for me by a very dear family friend.
What was Southern about your wedding? Our wedding took place out a beautiful golf course in Collierville, TN. The location had a very rural feel to it…it was so beautiful. We also had a diet coke toast rather than a champagne toast using the old fashioned coke bottles.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I had tried SO hard to find my dress, my mom and I even went to Atlanta to go wedding dress shopping and I still had not found “the one.” One weekend I was visiting a girl friend in Nashville who had just gotten engaged…we went to go try on wedding dresses just for fun. I found my dress that day with her.
Describe your wedding flowers: Peonies are my favorite flowers, and I wanted the arrangements to look like they were right out of a garden so we started with that. Since everything was so edgy and contemporary in our wedding, which is very Adam, I wanted to use the flowers to soften that and give the wedding a romantic feel. I think the combination was a perfect reflection of our personal styles.


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  1. avatar WeddingXpert reply

    YES. That gray and yellow palette is so enviable, and the dress is just out of this world. How gorg!

  2. avatar Abby reply

    I love the yellow touches and the bride and bridesmaids’ dresses!

  3. avatar Joey reply

    i love these bridesmaid dresses! any idea where they’re from?

  4. avatar [email protected] reply

    Quite lovely with such an easy-going style!

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After their ceremony, Jenna + Kevin played on the art theme a bit more with a yellow and gray-hued reception at the Hart Witzen Gallery.  The bride’s sleek + sophisticated Amy Kuschel dress seems the perfect choice for their artsy venue.  We love the eclectic blooms from Elizabeth House Flowers, and how about that dessert bar from Tammy at Pike’s Old-Fashioned Soda Shop?  Yes, please!  Consider this my official RSVP. Texas-based photographer Erin Woolsey has more images waiting for you on her blog!

Describe your wedding flowers: I carried baby’s breath (my favorite and I just wanted to carry something simple and natural). The bridesmaids flowers were wild and whimsical…kind of a hand-picked look, wrapped in twine instead of ribbon.
Describe your wedding cake: The dessert table still makes us smile. We love to taste-test and sample things and we’re suckers for dessert so there was no way we were having just one or two flavors of cake at our wedding! It was party time on the dessert table thanks to Tammy from Pike’s Soda Shop. She made a variety of cakes. Strawberry-coconut cake and orange blossom cupcakes are two of our favorites! We used a bunch of borrowed or thrift store cake stands and vintage books to display the goods.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Naked, melty people. About 8 weeks before our wedding we saw a preview of the exhibit that would be displayed during the month of our wedding. Though the art was impressive, the naked, melting, pregnant women in agony that served as the subject in most of the pieces wasn’t quite the backdrop we had hoped for on our wedding day. The owner of the gallery was wonderful and hung some of the artist’s happier pieces for our ceremony. Problem solved.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Seeing each other for the first time on the first day of the rest of forever. Second to that was this short moment where we were alone during bridal party introductions. We didn’t know this would end up being one of our favorite moments. Kevin created a mini-satyrical-documentary recounting the events in our relationship’s history and it ended up preceding our introduction. We had heard the words hundreds of times but hearing them from that little foyer, mixed with the laughter of so many people that we love, on such a wonderful day proved to be just the right recipe for memorable.
Did you write your own vows?  If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? Yes. My favorite line from Kevin’s vows was “I promise to always be God’s first, and then yours, buddy.” Kevin’s favorite from my vows was “For the rest of forever I’ll be yours.”
What’s next for you as a couple?  What are you looking forward to in the future? Cooking, hiking, traveling, loving… after our thank you notes are finished (or at least started)!


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  1. avatar WeddingXpert reply

    I am just blown away by those centerpieces – so creative! The dessert bar also looks incredibly delicious. I wonder what guests had to fill in for their guest book page.

  2. avatar Katy reply

    Amazing centrepieces, brilliant idea!xxkatyhowieson.blogspot.com

  3. avatar Lesley reply

    I absolutely love all of these last few posts. The creativity from the Brides is quite inspiring ;)

  4. avatar wedding napkins reply

    The creativity of the couple is so amazing! "German Chocolate Cupcakes"! *drooling*

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