Fourth of July weekend usually calls for good food, some drinks, hanging with family and friends and watching fireworks. For Jenna and Jay, July 1st marked their first day officially as husband and wife. It only seemed fitting for them to get married on fourth of July weekend since it's a holiday that is very close to their hearts. After all, Jay proposed to Jenna last fourth of July in the middle of watching fireworks - the grand finale to be exact! So what better way to kick off the extra long holiday weekend than with a wedding?!
We started the day at Saint Nicholas in Struthers, Ohio. Jenna had previously told me that she was most excited to see Jay's reaction when he saw her walking down the aisle. Let me tell you, the look of nervousness to pure joy and love in his eyes as Jenna approached was PRICELESS! Jenna looked like an absolute princess in her beautiful, corseted tulle ballgown, pearl teardrop necklace and delicate veil. One of my favorite parts was after they made their exit down the aisle as husband and wife, Jay pulled out his phone to take a "just married" selfie before they exited the church :P
We spent a little bit of time at Ford Nature Center in Mill Creek Park in Youngstown, Ohio for Bridal Party photos and then made our way to Archangel Michael Center in Campbell, Ohio for the reception. Everyone was definitely ready to party and celebrate, as Jenna and Jay welcomed their closest friends and family to dance the night away with them! And when I say danced the night away, I mean DANCED THE NIGHT AWAY. Their friends definitely know how to have a good time!
Jenna and Jay, I am truly so glad I met you two! Seeing all of the love come from your family and friends makes my heart so happy because I know that you two are entering this new part of your lives in such a positive and wonderful way. I hope that when you look back on these photos, you feel that love - each and every time. Happy one week anniversary! Here's to soooo so many more!
Thank you to all of the vendors that made this day possible!
Venue: Archangel Michael Center
Florist: Purtee Floral Creations
Stationary: Craigster Co.
Bridal Gown: Toulas Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal
Videography: Jet Wedding Videography
Hair and Makeup: Magnolia's On The Green
Cake: Chrissy Cupcakes
Tuxes: Men's Warehouse