Today’s bride and groom, have to be one of the cutest couples I’ve featured here on FYB. From their choice in venue to the vintage wares they used as props throughout the historic property to the sweet and adoringly way they looked at one another, Mallory and Jacob had a dream wedding and have a match made in heaven. Photographed by the fabulous Kristina Lynn Photography & Design and Event Planning by Once In A Lifetime Weddings + Events, here are a few words from the bride herself.
FROM THE BRIDE:
“For our venue, we decided on Ushers Ferry Historic Village here in Cedar Rapids. Ushers Ferry Historic Village is an amazing venue! Jacob and I are history buffs, and we knew our guests would enjoy walking around and seeing all the buildings as much as we did. I wanted to get married at the vintage church on the property and it was oh-so-gorgeous inside. We decided to use their pavilion for our reception so our guests wouldn’t have to travel to another site and could stay on the property. One of my favorite decisions was having our dance floor be on the gazebo. I knew it would be beautiful.
“My favorite part of the day was when I finally got to see Jacob for our “first sight.” I knew I would cry. I cried when I tried on my wedding dress for the first time, I cried when he proposed, I cried when I realized my Papa would never get to see me walk down the aisle (he suddenly passed away in June 2010). I’m a crier by nature. And because Kristina knew this (and that I was pretty much giving her free reign for photography since it was the most important thing for me as far as our wedding day went) she wanted to have Jacob stand behind the building facing the direction I was to walk down from. That way we’d see each other the whole time I was walking toward him. I had been so excited to see him. He was my best friend, and I couldn’t wait. I told Kristina I would probably run. As soon as I turned the corner, I saw my best friend. I cried. As always. He laughed. I hurriedly walked to him and hugged him. And cried of course. He did a little too, in the manliest of ways. That’s my favorite moment. And Kristina captured it for me. I will always be grateful for that.
My Me’Ma married my Papa when she was 18. For her birthday that year, her father gave her a Bible, which she carried down the aisle when she married my Papa. My mom carried that same Bible when she married my dad. So, of course, I had to carry that Bible too! It was so awesome to be able to share that with my Me’Ma and my mom!
For our reception food, I wanted a dessert buffet, ala pies, cakes and other yummy things that I love. Jacob’s aunt made all the desserts, minus our wedding cakes. I designed our wedding cake and groom’s cake with the help of Tidbits Bakery in Cedar Rapids. Budget friendly, nice people, delicious cakes, and good looking to boot! Everyone loved all our desserts! Our wedding cake reflected our vintage theme with ornate lace-inspired appliques. I searched antique stores and online websites for several months before I finally found some penguin figurines to sit atop our cake. And they were vintage too. We love them! Jacob is a huge Altlanta Braves baseball team fan! So, I wanted to design a nice cake for him that reflected that. I told Tidbits my ideas and I loved how it turned out! I also wanted to have the Roc Em Soc Em robots as his “cake toppers” since it matches our relationship a bit. This was inspired by the movie, Sweet Home Alabama. The bickering is us.”
Photographer: Kristina Lynn Photography & Design
Hair Stylist: Nadia’s Salon and Spa
Floral Designer: Pierson’s Flower Shop
Bridal Gown, Headpiece & Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Shoes: Von Maur
Cake Designer: tidbits bakery
Jewelry: Siebke Hoyt
Favors: My Own Labels
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Mens Warehouse
Officiant: Pastor Paul
Museum: Ushers Ferry Historic Village
Pre Ceremony Location: Belmont Hill Bed & Breakfast
Submission via Two Bright Lights
Thanks for stopping by!