Mr. + Mrs. Hester//Augusta Wedding

Lacey and Jordan got in touch with me last year about photographing their wedding and were so on the ball with all things of the planning process.  We met at a coffee shop and I mentioned I hoped to get pregnant some time in the next year so that might factor into the whole booking the wedding date thing.  Funny enough, husband and I planned on trying to get pregnant around this wedding date so that I would be able to fulfill my commitment... and sure enough I got pregnant and had a baby between that meeting and their wedding date!  Too much information I know, but it's kinda crazy to know how much can change from one meeting to a wedding a year later.  So almost a year passed and Jordan and Lacey got married on New Year's Eve in the Augusta, GA area.  They are a great couple, and really go super well together.  There ceremony took place in Appling where Jordan's parents are pastors at their church, and Lacey's grandfather officiated the ceremony (he, too, is a pastor... they are all over this family!!!).  These two families were incredible.  There was such a good family feeling that I kinda wished I could be part of their family photos:)  The reception was at the incredible Sacred Heart Cultural Center (ironically the same place I shot a wedding the night before!).  The band (Stephen Lee Band) at the reception was awesome (check out their site here).  I knew when I saw a harmonica and heard them playing Rocket Man I was going to like them!   Side note: I may sound like a oldie but I love that song... it makes me feel like I'm an astronaut who's life is lived partly here and partly in some cool other place.  So anyways, the reception was such fun.  Both Jordan and Lacey have lots of great personalities in their families so the floor was full of young and old dancing together, which is a rare sight.  Lacey had an incredible dress and looked beautiful, and you could tell Jordan adores her by the way he looks at her (especially when he saw her walking down the aisle!).  Oh, and how could I forget to mention Grandma Sandy??? I posted her picture earlier on my blog, but she was a trip.  And Lacey's grandfather might have been the coolest pastor I've ever met.  Everything was so special and great except for finding out that Lacey's family were big University of Tennessee fans.  But at least they weren't Florida fans.  Jordan and Lacey are proud University of Georgia Bulldogs, so their marriage is still untainted by the orange that runs in Lacey's family.  I'm only kidding (i have orange in my family, too- my brother is DIE HARD UT graduate and fan).  The groom's cake was an amazing copy of Sanford Stadium (home of the bulldogs) and every stadium detail was on the cake!  I wanted an end zone piece but go tied up taking pictures on the dance floor of all the fun guests.  At any rate, thanks Jordan and Lacey for asking me to be a part of your day and I'm so thankful for the opportunity to meet all the people who are special to you- you have such great family and friends!!