I've been so excited to write about Hanna and Aaron's wedding! This post has more personal notes since Hanna has been a family friend, and we were quite involved with her wedding.
First off, Bethany was a bridesmaid for the first time!
Second, I did Hanna's hair and makeup.
The rest of us played music for the Ceremony, and Bethany and I sang with our friend, Angela.
Be Thou My Vision [Mothers/Grandmothers]
A Thousand Years [Bridal Party]
Gabriel's Oboe [Bride]
Mercies Anew [Vocals: Jennifer, Bethany, Angela]
Lord Find Us Faithful [Hanna's brothers on Vocals, Lauren on Keyboard]
All of Me - [Recessional]
Jon, my boyfriend, was the photographer as well! It was a blast to work together. When I wasn't getting Hanna ready or playing music, I helped second shoot. It was a busy, and HOT day! The weather was stormy right before the wedding began but miraculously cleared up in time.
So many times as a musician, we have the best views of the Bride and Groom's faces. We see the little interactions that no one else sees. We see the tears. We hear the little comments. We see them slightly shaking from nerves and excitement. I've always wished I had a camera with me to capture the photos no one else sees.
For the first time, this wish came true! After playing the processionals and singing, I was done with the music [since the recessional was only piano]. Jon left a camera in back for me, and I was able to capture some shots like the ones below. Hanna was thrilled to have photos from that angle, and it gave Jon the freedom to get photos from other angles.
Visit Jon's blog post of their wedding to see the full story of their day unfold!
Angela, it is always a joy to sing and play music with you! Blessings as you move to Africa next month to teach and to minister. We love you!
Congratulations to the new Mr.+Mrs. Berry!
Venue | Andrew Jackson State Park
Musicians | Wescottage Music
Photographer | Jon Courville Photography