Jessica + Leah’s Midlothian Mines Vow Renewal is proof that it is never too late to have the wedding of your dreams!
These beautiful ladies met so many years ago, moved across an ocean and back again, and are raising two amazing children. Amidst all the adventures, their wedding took place in the blink of an eye. As Leah explained it:
“My wife and I never had a wedding for many reasons. Our shotgun wedding took place at a courthouse in Johnston County, North Carolina where we had just moved two months prior. It was on her lunch break, so she was in uniform (she did NOT want that) and I threw on one of the few outfits that came stateside with me during the PCS. She bawled, I didn’t know what to do with my face and the JOP was busy chatting about county issues between vow recitals.”
When I first started talking with Leah, and she told me her story, I knew that we had to do something special for them! She immediately decided that this was going to be her gift to her wife, and wanted to not tell her until that very day!
As a team, we planned the perfect Vow Renewal for Jessica and Leah. Out goal was to make this an eco-friendly, farm to table, low waste event. The dress, by Krutallow Couture, was made in two pieces to easily be incorporated into any wardrobe after the wedding, the furniture was rented from the lovely Paisley & Jade, who gathers many of their items from discarded movie sets! For the flowers, Viktoriya of The Hanging Gardens Virginia Beach incorporated air plants that will last for years to come! Even the announcement paper is plantable, and will produce beautiful wildflowers once spring comes again!
After gathering this amazing group of Wedding vendors, all that was left was to keep the secret from Jessica! Leah was a nervous mess trying to keep something so HUGE from her wife, but she made it through by sheer determination!
“I’ve never kept a secret from Jessica for longer than a week. Christmas gifts, birthday presents… even my proposal to her all came out before it was time. When the idea came up, I swore to myself I wouldn’t mess it up. I didn’t! Yay me!”
The emotions of the day were contagious…. we were all in teary eyed and smiling right along with them. Their day was so perfect, and I’m so happy that I got to help them make their long deserved wedding a reality!
Check out Jessica + Leah’s Midlothian Mines Vow Renewal Video, created by Aubrey at Wild Heart Films, HERE!
Photography: Sweet Adeline by Jenn Marie
Videography: Wild Heart Films
Bridal Gown: Krustallow Couture Bridal
Floral Design: Hanging Gardens Virginia Beach
Hair & Makeup: Markia Nicole Hair and Makeup Artistry
Hair Accessories: Happily Ever Headwear
Furnishings: Paisley & Jade
Cake Design: Kakes by Z
Announcement Suite Calligraphy: Sunkissed Scripts
Announcement Suite Paper: Of the Earth Flower Seed Paper