Sean and Jessica searched endlessly for the perfect venue for their wedding, but in the end, no place felt quite as perfect as Jessica’s family home and the land that surrounds it. The week leading up to their wedding day was full of crazy weather, but with the help of their friends and family, their dream wedding ceremony came together. The two pledged their love to each other in the countryside surrounded by those they love. Even though the storm rolled in after their ceremony, nothing was going to slow down the celebration under the tent that night! It was a gorgeous, gorgeous day!
Sean & Jessica, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your gorgeous wedding day! It was such a privilege!!
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Venue: Jessica’s parents’ house
Coordinator: Jessica’s Mom!
Jessica’s dress: Dora Grace
Flowers: Mainstreet Flower Market
Cake: The Bundt Shoppe
Catering: Jessica’s parents’ wonderful neighbors
Band: Narrow Gauge (Jessica’s Uncle’s Band!)
Processional: Like Jesus Does by Eric Church
Recessional: Living our Love Song by Jason Michael Carroll
First Dance: Then by Brad Paisley
Father-Daughter/ Mother-Son Dance: My Wish by Rascal Flatts
Garter Toss: Honky Tonk Badonkadonk by Trace Adkins
Bouquet Toss: Little White Church by Little Big Town
How did the two of you meet?
Sean and I met in Westernaires (an organization which teaches kids how to ride horses) at our Annual Show. Sean was 16 and I was 17. We had both been involved in the organization since I was 9 and Sean was 7 years old, but our paths hadn’t crossed until that show. I was hanging out with my friends, flirting with some of the other boys when Sean and I noticed each other. Sean knew then that he would marry me. We became friends soon after and started dating when I was finishing my last year in Westernaires, which was my first year in college.
What was your most memorable memory of your wedding day?
Sean: The most memorable part of our wedding day was seeing Jessica walking down the aisle. I couldn’t believe this moment was finally here.
Jessica: For me, the most memorable moment was being pronounced “Mr. and Mrs. Sean Peters,” Sean kissing me, and walking up the aisle as husband and wife.
Any advice for future bride/grooms?
Try to relax throughout the planning process and savor your engagement. It’s a special time in your life that you only experience for a short time. You have promised your lives to each other and are looking forward to a very special day when your vows become official in front of all your family and friends, but it is just that, one day. It goes quickly and is over before you know it. Don’t take your wedding day too seriously, in the end all that matters is that you are married.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Our funniest memory was when we tried everything we could to get our unity candle to light but, but it just wasn’t going to happen in the wind. When you get married outside you risk things not going as planned. No matter how hard we tried we couldn’t get any of the three candles to light. Sean still has the burn on his finger from fighting with the lighter.
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
The only thing I would change would be the weather, as if you could control that. It poured the day beforehand so the ground at my parents’ house was soaked and muddy. The tent company who provided the tent for the reception delayed setting up as long as possible until Friday evening, barely finishing setting up before our rehearsal dinner started. This meant we didn’t even start setting up the tables, lights, and other decorations for the reception until the morning of the wedding. It made for a very hectic morning! Thankfully it was sunny and beautiful for our ceremony, but it started to rain as we were taking pictures afterwards and continued for the remainder of the evening.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We spend our honeymoon at a relative’s guest house in Northwestern Washington State. We also took the ferry to Victoria, British Columbia and spent a couple days touring the city.
What was your favorite detail?
Jessica: My favorite detail was the blue mason jars my Grandma Hier provided as vases for our flowers. I don’t know what it is, but I love mason jars. I love a lot of old, antique things like that. I think mason jars particularly remind me of my Great-Grandma Maul, who lived until I was a sophomore in high school and whom I miss very much. One of the details I was most excited about was actually forgotten in all of the craziness of setting up the morning of the wedding. I didn’t notice until halfway through the reception, but we had one large wood round that was supposed to be placed under the mason jar on the center of each table and they did not get set out. These were also provided by my Grandma Hier and were cut from the trees surrounding the family farm she lives on in Iowa.
Sean: The beer!