Anytime a Jordan Brittley wedding comes across my radar, a happy dance is never far behind. She’s the queen of gorgeous, light-drenched imagery and today we’re adding to the love list. Set on a stunning Missouri farm with vivid pops of purple everywhere you look this is outdoor elegance done oh-so-right. Have a peek for yourself right over here.
From Jordan Brittley… Megan slipped into her wedding gown and left the room breathless. Her sister and friend fastened each button down the back of the dress while Megan’s mother delighted over Megan, “I just love the buttons! They are delicate just like Megan.”
She stepped out of the house and stood on the hill that overlooked her loved ones while he waited in the meadow, beside the hills and beneath the oak tree, catching glimpses of white through the trees.
From the Bride… The moment when I began getting ready with my bridesmaids and my mom, I really began to feel like a bride. As my mom and bridesmaids helped me put on my dress and veil, I was filled with excitement and joy and wanted to soak in every moment from that day. We got ready in a beautiful room in the farmhouse with a canopy bed and delicate little details that added sweet touches to the beauty of the day. I will never forget the moments when my dad and my nana came in to the room to see me, both with tears in their eyes. I know that they both had dreamt of this day for a long time and I was so thankful to be able to share in the joy of this day with them. Right before the ceremony, my mom, bridesmaids, and a good friend prayed for me. Tears fell down my face as I listened to each person pray and was reminded of God’s faithfulness and goodness in bringing Ken into my life.
One of my favorite memories from getting ready was when Ken and the groomsmen arrived at the farm and they began walking around the property. Unbeknownst to them, we were right inside the house getting ready and every time they would walk by our windows we would duck down so that they couldn’t see us. I playfully asked one of my flower girls, Sophie, to keep watch for me and she let me know each time Ken was “trying to peek”.
As I waited at the top of the hill before I walked down the aisle, so many thoughts were going through my head. This was a day that I had waited and prayed for for many years and now here I was, about to walk down the aisle to marry the man God had been preparing for me. I didn’t feel nervous in that moment, just sheer joy and excitement. I loved sharing that moment with my dad, laughing and joking – making sure he remember his line for the ceremony – and being filled with gratitude for my father who has loved me so well and helped shaped me into the woman I’ve become.
Walking down the long “aisle” from the top of the hill towards Ken is a moment that will always be etched in my mind. I loved hearing the music play as I walked down the aisle and seeing so many family and friends gathered together from near and far to celebrate this day with us. Ken and I did not see each other before the ceremony, so that first moment when we saw each other as bride and groom was so special. The ceremony was very meaningful for both of us and we could tangibly feel the love and joy of the Lord in our presence. My favorite moment was after communion when Ken’s brother was singing as Ken and I prayed and held each other close. I remember feeling the warmth of the sun on my face and such delight in that moment, knowing that I was married to my best friend.
The entire day was amazing, it’s so hard to pick a favorite memory. One that stands out in my mind is watching the harvest moon rise together with Ken. We snuck away from the tent for a few moments to pause and savor the day. As we stood outside in the dark and Ken held me close, we beheld God’s amazing glory unfolding before our eyes. We knew there was going to be a full moon on our wedding night, but we could have never imagined that a radiant orange moon would be painted across the sky that night and reflected beautifully off the river below us. It was another amazing gift from God on our wedding day.
My biggest advice to future brides is to trust that no matter what happens during the planning, that in the end, things will turn out wonderfully. We had multiple unexpected “glitches” during our planning process that were frustrating and disappointing at the time, but in the end our wedding day turned out more perfectly than I could have planned or imagined. I know that God was in control of it all and His ways are perfect.
Photography: Jordan Brittley | Wedding Coordinator: Weddings By Renee | Florist: Arrangement Florist | Dress: Simply Elegant Bridal | Shoes: Macy's | Bridesmaid Dresses: Macy's | Catering: Gregory's Creative Cuisine | Suits: Jos. A. Banks | Ceremony Music: Rosewood Ensemble | Bride's Scarf: The Dessy Group | Bridesmaids Scarves: Zappos | Earrings: Macy's | Flower Girl Bracelets: Here Comes The Bride | Flower Girls Dress: Maria Gil | Garter: JL Weddings | Hair Designer: Bonnie Boze | Invitation Design: Joy Ever After | Invitation Printed By: Midtown Printing | Makeup: Bonnie Boze | Pies: Pie Oh My | Place Cards: DIY Wedding Templates | Reception DJ: R.C. EMCees | Ring Bearer Hat & Bowtie: Four Tiny Cousins | Ring Bearer Pillow: Papery Nook | Ring Bearer Sweater: Gap Kids | Seating Chart: DIY Wedding Teamplates | Seed Packet Favors: Wedding Packets | Table Numbers & Guest Book Sign: The Willow Cabin | Transportation For Guests: Best Transportation | Veil: BHLDN | Wedding Program: DIY Wedding Templates | Wedding Venue: Kuhs Estate And Farm | “Love Is Sweet” Banner & “Mr.” & “Mrs.” Signs For Ch: Paramore Art Works