Jordan Loves Will : Backyard Martha’s Vineyard Wedding

stallings-schwarz-wedding-clr-261Jordan and Will invited us to Martha’s Vineyard for their wedding weekend. The island is where the couple met, and a backyard wedding was just a dream. Three words Jordan used to describe their big day were homey, relaxed, and cozy. Despite the rain (or maybe because of it) the day truly was perfect.

The couple said “I do” in the barn in Jordan’s parent’s backyard. The bride walked in to her brother singing, and as the music continued it became a spontaneous sing-along. There were quotes from The Office as well as Jordan’s sisters reading a poem by E.E. Cummings – a family tradition. Laughter mixed with tears as these two read their written vows to one another. We loved watching Will’s animated face during the whole ceremony!

Family formals on the front porch are always fun, then we snuck the newlyweds away to their original ceremony spot since the rain was holding off. The overcast weather gave their photos a moody look. Will and Jordan were so passionate together; they really didn’t need much help with snuggling.  Their photos look like a movie poster for the most romantic film ever! You can see and feel how truly in love they are just by being near them.

Big Sky Tent provided shelter for the backyard reception, and the decorations were amazing. Mixed vases and flowers on off-white linens were the perfect combination of eclectic and classic. Will surprised Jordan with a special gift for their first dance. Their song was originally too fast to slow dance to, so Will had Jordan’s brother Josh cover it for them. The speeches were our favorite part, as they were so heart-felt and let us get to know Jordan and Will so much better. Their family toasted to the couple with stories of Jordan first learning to ride her bike, Will following his love to California, and more.

We were so honored to be a part of this terrific wedding weekend, and we wish Jordan and Will all the happiness in the world. Congratulations, Mr. + Mrs. Schwarz!