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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Connelly

Celebrating Love: Nathan & Brooke's Unforgettable Ranch Wedding

Under a moody sky and amidst the tender whispers of spring, Nathan and Brooke embarked on their journey of forever. Their wedding day, a harmonious blend of spirituality and lightheartedness, unfolded like a symphony, each note resonating with love and joy. Let's take a stroll through the magical moments that adorned their union, from the soul-stirring and rain-avoiding ceremony to the spirited dance floor party.



The Ceremony: Due to the weather, Jacklyn with Trew Luv Planning decided to start the day with a brief cocktail hour as we waited for the perfect and non-rainy moment to begin the outdoor ceremony. I played a quick set of upbeat country music to keep the vibes high before inviting the guests outside the reception tent to the ceremony area. Hearts began to flutter as guests gathered for the ceremony. As melodies of hope and anticipation filled the air (country love songs), Nate, flanked by his parents, took his place. Rascal Flatts' "My Wish" set the tone as loved ones found solace in cherished moments as the wedding party made their appearance. Brooke, ethereal in her beauty, glided down the aisle to the soul-stirring strains of "Gratitude" by The Worship Initiative with her father, Brian. Rings were exchanged, followed by their first kiss and the presentation of “The new Mr. and Mrs. George!" With the promise of forever sealed with Zach Bryan's "Revival," the newlyweds embarked on their journey hand in hand, hearts intertwined in love's embrace. I made a custom edit of this live recording to remove some of the shouting.


Cocktail Hour: As the day progressed, the sun made a quick appearance, and the celebration transitioned to a spirited cocktail hour adorned with the sounds of modern country. Riley Green, Morgan Wallen, and Luke Bryan serenaded guests, weaving a tapestry of melodies that danced on the breeze, setting the stage for what was to come. This was the second wedding of the season, with a few requests for the country artist Hardy.


Grand Introductions: With the air pulsating with excitement, the wedding party made a grand entrance, each step infused with charisma and flair. From the vivacious "Man, I Feel Like A Woman" by Shania Twain for the bridesmaid's entrance to the live rendition of "Welcome to the Jungle," the stage was set for an evening with party vibes. And as Nathan and Brooke, now Mr. and Mrs. George, graced the floor to the thunderous applause as Thunderstruck by AC-DC rocked the reception tent, the night came alive with promise and possibility.


Dinner:

The dinner playlist was set to a collection of spiritual songs.


Heartfelt Toasts: Amidst the clinking of glasses and tears of joy, heartfelt toasts painted a canvas of love and laughter. From the poignant words of the Best Man and Matron of Honor to the paternal wisdom of Brooke's father, Brian, each moment was a testament to the bonds that bind us together.


Cherished Moments & Dance Floor Delights: Under the shimmering lights, Nathan and Brooke shared their first dance to the melodious strains of "Steady Heart," a testament to the unwavering love that anchored their souls. bThe family dance songs were collection of timeless melodies of Alan Jackson's "You'll Always Be My Baby" and Chris Stapleton's "I Hope You Dance," forging memories to last a lifetime. Halfway through each parent dance, I asked for all the mothers/songs or the fathers/daughters to join. Once completed, the night was set for a serious dance party. Brooke has shared her playlist of “Never Leaving the Dance Floor” bangers that was heavy in 2000s hip hop, pretty much guaranteeing a dance party.


In Conclusion: Nathan and Brooke's wedding was more than just a celebration; it was a testament to the enduring power of love and the bonds that unite us all. No joke, it was cold and raining most of the day, but that didn’t affect the party atmosphere at all. It was a serious celebration from start to finish. As they embark on this new chapter of their lives together, may their love continue to blossom, brightening the world with its radiant glow. Cheers to Nathan and Brooke, to love eternal and a lifetime of happiness (and 2000s hip hop!)


Vendors:

Planning - Jackly with Trew Luv Events (The best!)

Photography - Ellie Koleen Photo

Florals - Lisa Claire Hunter (amazing designer!)

Catering - Circa 53

Hair - Rachel Morris

MUA - Missy Salm & Cat Wisco

Officiant - Joel West (family friend)

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