Jacob + Janelle Wedding | Moonstone Manor
Janelle and Jacob's wedding day was a refreshing celebration for us and so many others. In a year where we have gotten our fill of compromised celebrations, vacations, gatherings, etc. it was so amazing to be a part of this celebration. People gathered (outside), people danced (with masks) and everyone celebrated! In no speeches were there mentions of the pandemic or compromise, only joy for this new union. I left Jacob and Janelle's wedding day inspired by this couple and all their guests.
It is easy to see how natural Jacob and Janelle are together, as a couple and as a team. As mentioned by so many of their wedding party, Janelle and Jacob are a fun, passionate, and positive couple. They are the type of people that make everything a little more fun and entertaining by just being there, by throwing in a quick one-liner, or letting their positivity shine. They both are so passionate about their jobs, work incredibly hard, and care so much about the people they love, especially Nikki.
It was a sunny day in Elizabethtown's Moonstone Manor. As the boys got ready in the farm house, the girls got hair and makeup done in the mansion.
Catherine and I couldn't stop talking about how beautiful Janelle's hair has always been. We couldn't wait to see what Stephanie from Flawless Beauty On-Site did with it!
Look at those locks!! That's all of of Janelle's REAL HAIR! Once she was done with Stephanie, she finished make-up with Carmina! Both the makeup artists and photographers were all about the conservatory! We love all the natural light!
We love watching moms on their daughter's wedding day. We would catch Sharon just looking back and smiling at Janelle throughout the whole morning. You raised a beautiful daughter inside and out, Sharon and Michael.
I swear Janelle's dress from Taylored for You was made for her! A stunning dress for a breathtaking bride!
On the day of her wedding, Janelle chose to wear her grandmother's shoes!
Janelle and Jacob wrote letters to each other to read before the ceremony.
After a morning of completing the final touches in the reception tent, Janelle's father got ready for his first look with his daughter!
And just before Janelle was about to go into hiding, she spotted her grandfather outside. We got one of her bridesmaids to bring him in for a first look too! Looking back at these, I was so excited that Janelle asked!
We loved these personalized watches Jacob got for all of his groomsmen!
While Jacob's mom spent the morning with the girls, Jacob's father with him and the groomsmen, helping Jacob get ready.
We often see couples smile or cry during their letter readings. But I loved seeing Janelle and Jacob laugh so much during their readings.
Jacob! You handsome gus! I honestly love the hairs in the face. I felt like we were photographing James Dean!
Once Nikki was all ready, she and Jacob had a very important first look too!
Once everyone was ready, it was time for their beautiful outdoor ceremony! This took place in the back of Moonstone Manor! We loved how everything from beginning to end was at this venue. It was perfect for a wedding!
Floral arrangements by Butera The Florist filled the pergola and decorated the sides of guests' seats.
Janelle and Jacob had us smiling throughout the ceremony! There were a few adorable wonderers and tears getting the flower girls and ring bearer down the aisle, bees in some dresses, and a lapel mic passed around. These are the small moments that make the wedding ceremony for us. The perfectly imperfect moments give everyone a big smile and laugh.
Here comes the bride!!
The wedding ceremony was full of personalized moments. These included readings from Janelle's cousin, written vows, a letter from Nikki, vows to Nikki, and a mother's last kiss.
Janelle and Jacob's ceremony featured some of the best vows we have ever heard. They were filled with so many stories of joy, love, and growth (plus the vows, of course). Even Nikki's letter to her "Jakey" had us laughing and crying!
OFFICIALLY HUSBAND AND WIFE!
This amazing cake by Sweet Confections Cake went with their theme perfectly!
Janelle, Jacob, and Nikki all got signature drinks of their own!
After a few amazing toasts, dinner was prepared and served by Food For Thought Catering.
After the father-daughter and mother-son dances finished up, Nikki and Jacob took the floor!
Steve from Occasions Disc Jockeys kept the dance floor bumpin' all night! We loved working with him!
Janelle and Jacob, you two are such a fun couple. Seeing you at your wedding, celebrating with all of their guests, was such a joy for us. Watching you celebrate your love with one another and with Nikki warmed my heart. You are doing an incredible job raising such a mature young lady. I can't wait for the day when you get to look back at these photos on her wedding day. I love how you celebrate your family, and appreciate the way you love and cheer on us as a company. You two deserve all the happiness in the world!
Thank you to all of the vendors that we got to work alongside. We are so thankful to have worked amongst such a talented team!
Venue | Moonstone Manor
Baker | Sweet Confections Cakes
Bar | ETOH Bartending
Caterer | Food For Thought Catering
Dress | Taylored For You Bridal Boutique
Florist | Butera The Florist
Make Up | Carmina Christina
Photography | Samantha Malizia Films
Transportation | Wolf's
Congratulations again to Janelle and Jacob! You put on an absolutely beautiful wedding day, and make a fine looking couple! Thank you and your wonderful families for letting us be a part of this wedding day! We love you all!
Behind the scenes we were...
helping get bees out of dresses
getting mirror celebration pictures,
and catching our first garter! haha!