Kristen + Jordan // March 25, 2017
Kristen and Jordan were married March 25, 2017 at the Homestead Manor out in Franklin, TN. Homestead Manor had accommodations for the whole bridal party to prepare on site which was where the day began. Kristen and her bridesmaids prepared in the old school house while Jordan and his groomsmen got dressed on the top floor of the Manor. Kristen and Jordan each wrote their own vows here which we will get to later. Also, Kristen's flowers and color palet were gorgeous!.
Jordan and Kristen held their first look out front of the Manor in the garden. It rained on and off the entire day which made it a little more challenging for everyone. But it held off at key times for us to have some fun outside. It was awesome seeing the look on Jordan's face as he turned around and saw Kristen for the first time!
The ceremony was supposed to be held outside in front of the pond behind the barn. Everyone crossed their fingers and about 5 minutes before it was supposed to start the rain stopped, and they decided to go for it! Everyone stood, there were no chairs and no ceremony music, but that didn't matter because Jordan and Kristen were able to express their love for each other and become husband and wife in front of their friends and family! They also had some of the most heart felt hand-written vows to each other. The chemistry, friendship and overall love between the, was obvious to anyone watching. They laughed. They cried. They shared some incredibly sweet moments while everyone witnessed!
The officiant also shared the story of how they originally met which was straight out of a movie. Both were members of separate wedding parties staying at the same hotel in New Orleans when they ran into each other in the hotel lobby. The attraction was apparently instant as Jordan actually ended up changing his flight to a day later to spend more time with Kristen that weekend. The rest is history! Also, since Jordan is from New Orleans the traditional recession is a Second Line, which was a ton of fun! The trumpeters played all the bridal party and the guests into the reception hall where everyone danced the night away.
The reception was held in the barn adjacent to the Manor. While I thought the day overall had been a lot of fun, the reception definitely took it up another level! Everyone danced and had an incredible time and Jordan, being a singer even got up on stage and serenaded the crowd!
Jordan and Kristen's fun-loving energy, personalities shown throughout the day and it was obvious they were meant to be together! Despite the rain's best efforts the fun these two had together on their day was unmatched. Congrats to Kristen and Jordan! Make sure to check out their Wedding Day Film at the top of the page!