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White Chimneys Wedding | Shelby + Weston

September 4, 2019

Photography, Wedding

Bride looks over shoulder as she and groom walk under pergola at White Chimneys wedding

Hugging her mom was all Shelby needed to let the tears flow down her cheeks Saturday morning. Weston’s letter kept them rolling, and they threatened to spill over right up until the moment this sweet couple said “I do.”

wedding dress hanging in archway at White Chimneys in Gap PA
White Chimneys courtyard in Gap Pennsylvania

Nerves and excitement for such a big day are so common, and for Shelby, there was only one thing that calmed her: Weston.

groom getting ready next to window at White Chimneys wedding
wedding invitation with florals and lace
wedding rings with florals and lace at White Chimneys wedding
veil shoes and bridal bouquet on white chair at White Chimneys wedding

The details of a wedding are one thing. You can plan everything–the shoes, the dress, the invitations, the reception decor. You can plan the ceremony and reception events down to the minute.

wedding shoes with rings and florals at White Chimneys
mother of the bride zipping dress at White Chimneys in Gap PA

But the most important part of a wedding that no one ever plans for?

bride tears up while reading note from groom at their White Chimneys wedding
bride laughing while reading groom's note at White Chimneys wedding in Gap PA

Emotion.

bride and mother embrace at White Chimneys wedding in Gap PA
Bride poses outside bridal cottage at White Chimneys in Gap PA

Emotion is the tangible significance of an event like a wedding day.

Bridal bouquet by Pinewood and Posies at White Chimneys wedding in Gap PA
Bride poses with bouquet by Pinewood and Posies outside bridal cottage at White Chimneys

No matter what you believe, the importance of this day is real, and raw, and 100% present. It is so often treated like an unwelcome guest.

Bride in tears on father's arm while walking down the aisle at wedding in Gap PA
Groom cries at first sight of bride walking down aisle at wedding in Gap PA

So for you, Shelby and Weston, don’t fear the emotion. Don’t play it off. You won’t ever plan for it, but it will always be there.

Bride cries during wedding vows in Gap PA

Bride and groom kiss at ceremony in Gap PA by the Jepsons
Groom dips bride after wedding ceremony outside Bellevue Presbyterian Church in Gap PA
Bridal party celebrates at White Chimneys wedding in Gap PA by the Jepsons

Instead, lean into it. Use it to understand your thoughts and to get to know each other even more deeply.

Bride and groom pose in courtyard at White Chimneys wedding by the Jepsons
Bride poses in courtyard at White Chimneys PA wedding by the Jepsons
Bridal party smiles in front of hedgerow at White Chimneys PA wedding

You two have been together for a long time, but there will allllllways be more to discover. New things to learn about each other and about your heavenly Father.

Groom kisses bride's shoulder at White Chimneys wedding in Gap PA by the Jepsons
Bride and bridesmaids play in fountain at White Chimneys in Gap PA

You’ll find that yes, being with each other may very well be calming, but there will be times that togetherness will bring out some of the hurt between you as well.

Bride and groom walk next to hedgerow at White Chimneys in Gap PA
Bride and groom kiss under pergola at White Chimneys wedding

When those times come, walk through them willingly. Brokenness pushes us closer together and closer to Jesus.

Bride and groom share first dance in barn at White Chimneys in Gap PA
Best man and bridal couple laugh during toast at wedding reception in Gap PA
Ring bearer twirls flower girl sister during wedding at White Chimneys PA

And you know what else? Cherish alllll of it. Be playful and silly. Be willing to listen, and be kind. Be humble and real. Be forgiving and full of grace.

Bride and groom cut cake in the barn at White Chimneys wedding in Gap PA
Highland cattle at White Chimneys wedding venue in Gap PA
Bride and groom pose in courtyard at White Chimneys wedding in Gap PA

And above all else, be as close to Jesus as you can get. Together, and individually.

Bride and groom walk through rose garden at White Chimneys wedding by the Jepsons
Bride dances with friends during wedding reception at White Chimneys PA

Because you know as well as we do that it is the Lord who builds the house. Trust him and seek him continually. With his faithfulness, failure is out of the question.

Groom dips bride during bubble exit at White Chimneys PA

Love to you both!

xoxo

Meagan and Adam 🙂

And as always, thank you to our amazing friends who helped make this day blissfully sweet:

Venue: White Chimneys

Photography: The Jepsons

Entertainment: DJ Andy M

Florals: Pinewood and Posies

Hair/makeup: Kate Noel

Catering: SEI Catering

Cake: Achenbach’s Pastries

Dress: David’s Bridal

Rings: Gabriel’s Exclusive Jewelry NYC and Finch Jewelers

Shoes: Etsy

Stationary: Zazzle and Zola

Musicians: Steve Hoopes

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