It is always awesome to get to photograph a friends wedding. I, Meriah, have known Jarred for over 20 years. I am best friends with his sister Meredith and feel like he is my “brother from another mother!” When Michael and I got married Jarred actually second shot our wedding and his photos are some of my favorites in our album. Now it feels like things have come full circle! Michael and I were honored to be asked to share in this amazing, intimate wedding.
Now, a little history on these two. Jarred is 38 years old and has never been married. He was simply waiting on the right girl no matter how long it took. He enjoyed life and the journey and was patient for Mrs. Right to come along. And she did!!! Jarred met Rebekah in 2013 and they instantly hit it off. Rebekah is a sweetheart who just happened to make me corn beef and cabbage on St. Patricks Day. (AKA… she is in my “good book” forever!) She has a beautiful, giving heart and is often sharing it with others.
It was amazing and a bit surreal to see these two wed. When I saw Jarred for the first time before his first look, I stole a hug and just cried. I am so very happy for my brother and his Rebekah.
Walk with us as we take a look back at this new chapter in Rebekah and Jarred’s story.
Rebekah wanted her mom’s memory to be present on the wedding day so she had this locket placed on her bouquet with her mom’s photo in it. Later on she had a special moment during the ceremony where she dedicated the bouquet to her mother’s memory. Two Buds and a Blossom made this incredible bouquet!
Before Rebekah got dressed the gals took a minute to read Scripture and pray. These are the moments that make a wedding very personal and intimate. Since I am a moment junkie I live to capture sweet moments like this.
Jarred wanted snow on their wedding day. Rebekah wanted sunshine. God gave them both! It snowed around 5 inches two days before the wedding but melted just enough for out of town family to get there safe and sound. But it hadn’t melted too much for us to get some shots in it.
Shout out to Rebekah’s Wellies! It was super muddy from the melting snow and they proved very practical for the first look and the bride and groom photos! Plus, Rebekah said her Welly boots make her happy.
The ceremony was in the intimate setting of the Champagne Cellar at Biltmore’s Winery. I love these types of candlelit weddings and receptions. So beautiful!
Among my favorite moments of the evening was the toast! Jarred and Rebekah had a small wedding so their toasts were super intimate and fun. A lot of their family and closest friends told very heart felt stories.
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