I knew I’d love Jarryd and Lea’s wedding solely based on her inquiry. She reminded me that we’d met at after a Penny and Sparrow concert where we drank in a group of mutual friends at the glorious Brick Store Pub in Decatur, GA. She ended the email by saying “I’m marrying a wonderful, one-legged, Paralympian man in Athens, Georgia in October 2016.” I had to be there.
Jarryd represented the U.S. in Rio in the 2016 Olympics and Lea is a teacher with Teach For America. Power couple, much? They’re just as kind as they are passionate and it was truly such a joy to witness their marriage. After their wedding, I shared a king bed with two friends in Athens and then woke up and started my drive to Texas. Kind an amazing last night in Georgia if I do say so myself.
Venue – Historic Smithsonia Farm
Second shooter – Amelia Tatnall, Bloom & Lo
Wedding planning – Molly McKinley Designs
Wedding Dress – Demetrios
Makeup – Bombshell Creations
Hair – Lisa Kviklys of Model Citizen
Groom’s Attire – Perno’s
Band – The Neons
Flowers – Bloomin’ Bouquets
Video – Oak and Willow