Jesse and Mattie are such a genuine and caring couple. After a few years of getting to know each other surrounded by friends, serving in church ministry, or in intentional conversations while sitting in the back of Jesse’s pickup truck under the stars, they were finally ready to get married and celebrate with their family and friends!
After touring Kindred North, they knew it was the perfect blank slate for their simple, classic, elegant wedding aesthetic. As I talked with them about what they were most looking forward to on their wedding day, it was obvious that their commitment to each and the Lord was important, and making their guests feel loved and appreciated was something they wanted. There were so many people that have invested in their lives, both individually and as a couple, that they wanted to celebrate with!
The whole morning felt calm and joyful. The ladies casually got ready in the bridal suite while the guys slowly arrived and played some darts before getting ready themselves. Mattie was such a beautiful bride in her classy satin gown with the perfect long veil just BEGGING for veil portraits! Her bridesmaids wore dresses in a beautiful eucalyptus green, while the groomsmen were handsome in their navy suits.
There were so many elements of their day that reminded me of mine and David’s wedding day. Maybe it was the same venue or the similar florals that Kindred Blooms arranged for both of us. Throughout the entire day I felt so sentimental of our wedding just a few years prior which made me even more excited for Jesse and Mattie to begin their life together!
One of my favorite parts of this day was all the intentional details. Mattie had a large box full of random items for me to photograph, but each one held significant meaning. From a beautiful handkerchief she cross stitched for her mother, to the very first rose her father gave her that she kept all these years in a little box. Their gifts to each other were thoughtful and personal to their relationship. The ceremony was led by Jesse’s good friend and mentor, and included a time of prayer and worship with their parents and guests. The punch that was served at their reception was a family recipe in honor of her sweet grandma that lives with dementia and is very close to Mattie.
As the evening went on, they mingled and danced with guests from near and far before leaving as husband and wife in the same pickup truck where they sat under the stars and built their relationship. From beginning to end, it was a joy and honor to be a part of their day!
Venue: Kindred North in Bentonville, Arkansas
Coordinator: Kindred team
Florist: Kindred Blooms
Bridal Gown: Couture Bridal
Groom attire: Alain Dupetit
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