My life has been a whirlwind since this sweet ceremony, so I am just now sitting down to post about it. Jack and Anna Decker were united as one in Christ this summer, and the whole event turned out beautifully. Anna is someone I've known since she was about 14 years old, and have watched her grow and mature into an amazing young woman. We've gotten the privilege of getting to know her sweet new husband, Jack, in the past few months.
Anna is from a family of 9 and she is right in the middle of the line up. The "kids" in this family are some of the most beautiful people you have ever met. They could literally all be models. They are talented, smart, and have a strong work ethic. I felt extremely blessed to be a part of this special day.
The ceremony and reception took place at the spectacularly landscaped Avalon.
The weather was slightly on the warm side, but with large fans blowing, it wasn't unbearable.
Anna is fortunate to have talented friends and family that could pitch in for food, flowers, desserts, music and decorations. Sometimes when friends and family offer to "help", it doesn't work out very well. But in this case, every aspect of the wedding turned out beautifully.
This newlywed couple's photographer was Arlina Rose, who is an up and coming rock star in the photography world. I love working with her and her sweet husband, Chris.
As part of their ceremony, Jack and Anna washed each other's feet as a reflection of the service Jesus performed for his disciples as recorded in the gospels. It was a beautiful gesture to view.
Their friend Melinda was their DJ and Anna's brother, Wes, was the MC for the evening. Both did a fabulous job helping me create a lively and exciting reception. This group of friends and family know how to party and kept the dance floor literally jumping throughout the night. The send off was unique. They bought glowsticks and played extremely loud music as the new couple left. My camera's flash doesn't do a very good job of capturing night time images, but Arlina has some amazing shots of it!
Overall, every aspect of the wedding was exceptional and I was pleased with how it turned out. I hope that the Deckers will always look fondly upon the day that they became husband and wife.