Here is the much anticipated sneak peek for Jillian and Chad’s wedding! Jillian and I went to high school together, and she has always had a special place in my heart ever since the day after soccer practice when our moms were late picking us up and we decided to go puddle jumping. We were covered head to toe in mud when our moms finally came and retrieved us from the school. Needless to say, I was thrilled when she wanted Aaron to be her wedding photographer and Exist N Motion to be her wedding videographer!
Jillian and Chad have such a romantic love story. They met when they were still in high school and both their families were vacationing at the same ski resort. Apparently Chad never stopped thinking about Jillian and years later, after Jillian graduated high school and began nursing school at VCU, he took a chance and called her. They went to a Halloween Party for their first date and have been together ever since.
Jillian and Chad were married a few weeks ago at the beautiful Montfair Resort Farm. They had so many amazing details at their wedding, everything was planned down to the last hair accessory (which all belonged to Jillian’s grandmother). Their wedding was a community effort, with friends, family and coworkers pitching in to make the cake, set up the reception, and even make Jillian’s veil and sash. All of the DIY projects made the wedding very personal and meaningful. The bridesmaid’s dresses were all made from repurposed vintage material, and I absolutely adore them. They were a perfect match for the wedding, and I love the bright and bold patterns! Jillian’s dress was also incredible. She looked so beautiful. I think her veil (which was made by Jillian and her mom) perfectly completed her wedding ensemble. Her bouquet was made from fresh wildflowers, picked by the bride herself!
Chad and Jillian’s dog, Remi, was the flower girl, and she was such a huge hit! She stayed for the reception and was passed around and held by the guests all night long. There were so many amazing moments during their wedding, from their Big Reveal on the most gorgeous bridge I have ever seen to their romantic send off in a rowboat with lanterns floating off into the night. My favorite moment of the whole day was when Jillian and Chad were announced husband and wife. I think it really hit Jillian that she was finally married to the love of her life and tears came to her eyes as she raised her hands in happiness. Thinking back on that moment even brings a tear to my eye as I write this.
Jillian and Chad are such terrific people. Their wedding was a blast, and totally represented who they are as a couple. Enjoy!
Amazing picture – one of my faves!
We loved the Wish Lanterns!
Wedding Venue: Montfair Resort Farm
Caterer: BBQ Connection
Bridal Gown: Jingles
Wedding Band: The 10 Spot
Wedding Photographer: Aaron Watson Photography
Wedding Videographer: Exist N Motion Films
Florist: Jillian, the DIY Bride