From Meet Cute to Luminous Elegance: Jessica & Joseph’s Wedding
It would seem like a too-sweet movie script, the kind of thing that only Hollywood could create – “boy meets girl” and “friends become more.” It is reserved for rom-com fantasy – if only it weren’t the honest truth. Jessica and Joseph, who met at work and triumphed over timing issues, unspoken feelings and casual dates that all evoked the best plot points from films “Hitch,” may have started as friends and partners-in-crawfish, but their wedding, a study in perfect timing and refined elegance, granted every genuine promise of a “happily ever after” ending that would shame even the silver screen.
Befitting the elegance of where their story has taken them, Jessica and Joseph exchanged vows before family and friends at the incomparable Thistlewood Manor, just west of Kyle. The lush lawn and manicured landscape revealed both ideal setting and lighting for the outdoor ceremony, which was framed by a canopy of green leaves, which provided a cool contrast to the soft pink and ivory colors that were the theme of their celebration.
Guests were seated and dined among white tablecloths and the rustic distressed wood and wrought iron accents of the manor, surrounded by its most decadent marble floor and dramatic staircase. Surrounded by white, the swashes of color came courtesy of the wedding cake and the macaron, who all carried elements of pink, pastel, white or all. The wedding was an exercise in subtle splendor.
The floral arrangements, too, enhanced the theme’s colors, expressing pastel and white and softly brightening everything from the tables to the wrists, lapels and bouquets of the wedding party. Leslie Hayes and Marge Wiatrek, of I do flowers, provided for adornments for every vantage, whether outside or in, adding the occasional orange cream touches to further accentuate Jessica and Joseph’s picture-perfect day, all captured through the lens of Lauren Rathbun.
With a pause in the ceremony to observe the Eucharist, the class and sophistication of a union long in development could now be celebrated. Jessica, luminous in her ethereal gown, and Joseph, in purest and warmest ivory, took to the dance floor. Surrounded by groomsmen in matching ivory, alongside bridesmaids clad in a delicate spectrum that further complimented the idyllic setting and scenery, all in attendance celebrated the story of Jessica and Joseph, adding the fairy tale ending – or “happily ever after” beginning – to an already fantastic tale.