Mr and Mrs Jonathan Dear | A Classic Southern Wedding

Mississippi Wedding at the Vault Venue Brandon

The Vault Venue in Brandon, MS was the perfect location for Jonathan and Jesse’s classic southern wedding. As I began to gather Jesse’s dress, veil and details, I was in awe of the timeless classics she chose for her wedding day. The lace sleeves of her wedding gown and the headband of her mother’s veil reminded me of Grace Kelly’s chosen style when she married Prince Rainier in April of 1956. From the flowers and decorations, to the music, the entire day was a perfect blend of classic and contemporary.

What I loved even more than this couple’s timeless style is their hearts for Jesus. Jonathan and Jesse love well and are loved by so many who came to participate in their standing room only ceremony.  Their passion for Jesus was in every detail of the ceremony as they so beautifully displayed the Gospel message through serving their guests The Lord’s Supper. We were all invited to examine our hearts before receiving the elements as the pastor shared a message from 1 Corinthians 11:17-34.

I have loved getting to know Jonathan and Jesse through their initial consultation, engagement session and wedding day. Being able to not only capture all the sweet moments, but to also get to know their hearts so I can pray for them throughout the process has been such a joy.

Venue: The Vault Venue

Florals: Aimee Sanford from The May Flower Co

Coordinator: Jessica Wharton

Videography: Chad Fortenberry

Hair/Makeup Stylist: Carlie Carpenter

Catering: Michael Moore

Cake: Mary Ellen Stuart

DJ: Adam Collier

Perfect Love: 1 Corinthians 13:8-13

Love never stops loving. It extends beyond the gift of prophecy, which eventually fades away. It is more enduring than tongues, which will one day fall silent. Love remains long after words of knowledge are forgotten. Our present knowledge and our prophecies are but partial, 10 but when love’s perfection arrives, the partial will fade away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke about childish matters, for I saw things like a child and reasoned like a child. But the day came when I matured, and I set aside my childish ways.

12 For now we see but a faint reflection of riddles and mysteries as though reflected in a mirror, but one day we will see face-to-face. My understanding is incomplete now, but one day I will understand everything, just as everything about me has been fully understood. 13 Until then, there are three things that remain: faith, hope, and love—yet love surpasses them all. So above all else, let love be the beautiful prize for which you run.

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