Ok, so get ready. This will be the largest wedding sneak preview I have done to date and quite a large blog post to go along with it.
Jordyn + Shawn had a two day wedding extravaganza at a private friends property in Keystone Heights over the past weekend. The first day consisted of the most intimate and sweet wedding ceremony (only around ten friends and family on a private lake) followed by a delicious food filled reception with about forty of their closest friends and family. Day two was the big relaxed party with about 150 of their friends and family with live performances from fellow musicians including themselves, a pig roast, yard games, and of course the bourbon bar!
I met Jordyn close to six years ago when we shot together for some promo images for her new website and album. She was a solo artist at the time and such a talented one at that. It was an instant friendship and ease working with each other that we worked together many more times after this creating beautiful images, many of which ended up getting published in various places. We were truly an awesome team and I loved this girl! Then I remember having breakfast with her one morning and she had said she met someone. That someone was Shawn who was also a fellow singer and musician in his own band. As time went on and their talents and harmonies came together they became the duo that is now known as Flagship Romance. It was clear that they were meant to be together "In every lifetime" as they both say ;)
Getting to know (and work) with these two over these past years has been amazing. I consider them great friends and lets be real..sort of my muses. If you have browsed my website or blog at all...they are all over the place. Their wedding is like the magical finale of all the work we have ever done together. They are truly good genuine people and are such an amazing couple. I was truly honored to be the one they chose to capture their most special day and intimate ceremony. I adore the way they did their wedding day(s) and this is one of those weddings that just made my photog heart so incredibly happy. Not only by the beautiful light, people, beautiful decor and atmosphere but the real love that this wedding encompassed. It was amazing.
Get ready for the longest vendor list in the history of vendor lists. They were that DIY and had that many awesome people help with their big day.
Special thanks to everyone below..
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Gatorbone Studios, Keystone Heights, Florida (private property)
Coordinator: Bride & Lis Williamson
Hair: Eva Pesavento
Eyelash Extensions: Frenchy's Wellness Spa
Bouquets & Boutonnieres: Ashley Taylor of Sailor's Omen
Flowers: Succulents from Home Depot and Rockaway Garden Center, Eucalyptus from Trader Joe's, Rosemary from Michael Richardson's garden, Cascade Hops from Harold Stone's garden in Nebraska, Lavender from Lis Williamson's garden
Wedding & Groom's Cakes: Lis Williamson
Volunteer Catering (Family Dinner): Lis Williamson, Lon Williamson, Angie Christensen, Vanessa Lunsford, Susan Brown, Lauren Titus, Jim Bascom, Angie Bascom
Volunteer Vegetarian Catering (Reception): Melanie Saxon & Kathleen Williamson
Whole Hog Roast & BBQ (Reception): BBB Catering, a gift from Hank & Pam Holbrook
Thai Food: a gift from Pattaya Thai Grille, Jacksonville, FL
Volunteer Bartenders: Jim & Angie Bascom
Jordyn & Shawn Bourbon: Steve Leukanech
Bands: Flagship Romance (Bride & Groom), Oscar Mike, Ben Tyson, The Rubies, Bob Patterson, Jack Ringca, Houston Keen, Barbara Richmond & Philip Nelson, Richard Chappell, Chris Rudasill of The Dog Apollo, Chasing Nola
Videographers: Geoff Gan of Scotchrocket Productions, and Eric Torres & Kevin Remington of CollabCreation Films
Photo booth: DIY backdrop by the Bridesmaids, polaroid camera borrowed from Caitlin & Jimmy Mauney
Invitations: DIY by the Bride; Vintage map lining by NormansPrintery (Etsy)
Signage, Menu, and Place Cards: DIY by the Bride.
Wedding Dress: Sue Wong Nocturne, from La France, Ybor City, FL
Headpiece: Colleen Toland from La France, Ybor City, FL
Bride's Shoes: Steve Madden // Marlboro cowboy boots gifted by Bob & Annie
Jewelry: Pearl necklace, “something borrowed,” from Amy Perrone (Maid of Honor); all other jewelry Bride's family heirlooms
Wedding Rings: Custom by Rocky Joseph of S.E. Joseph Jewelers
Bridesmaid Dresses: Sterling Styles, from La France, Ybor City, FL
Bridesmaid Slips: Anthropologie, vintage Sears & Roebuck.
Bridesmaid Shoes: Betsey Johnson, BCBG
Groom's Outfit: Banana Republic suit, Calvin Klein shirt, No Slip Suspenders (Etsy), Alfani shoes
Groomsmen Outfits: Clairborne shirt, suits & shoes from their own closets
Groomsmen Suspenders: Suspender Store
Ring Box: Handmade in Egypt, purchased from Wormtown Trading Co.
Officiator: Bob Jackson, the Father of the Bride
Ring Bearer: Bob Patterson
Wedding Transport, Security, & Misc. Help: Carter Bell, Steven Karl Bartle, and Kory Drotar
Stage Decor: DIY by the Groom
Pallets: donated by Home Depot; decorated by the Groom
Cake Topper: DIY by the Bride
Succulent Centerpiece: DIY by the Bride, Mother of the Bride, Barbara Wadsworth, and Darby Marsh
China: Bride's family collection
Linens, Trays, Accoutrements: Katie Arnold of Palmetto Kitchen Catering
“Mercury Glass” Table Decor: DIY by the bride & groom
Metal Whiskey and “J & S” Signs: ArtWalk, Boone, NC
Makers Mark rocks glasses: a gift from Makers Mark
Guest Book: DIY by Mother of the Bride
Portable Restrooms: Royal Restrooms, Keystone Heights, FL
Notes: Blankets collected while on tour from all over the country; misc. décor from Bride's family