Julianne + Jack | Colorful Children’s Museum of Memphis Wedding

Aug

27

Anyone who was a part of Jack and Julianne’s wedding day will agree that it was magical. Holy. Joyful. There was just a sense of The Lord’s Presence there in a way that I’ll always remember. The love between Jack and Julianne is so pure and beautiful. It’s simple, but deep. I feel confident that Heaven rejoiced when their souls officially united.

Julianne is spunky, gleeful, and so much dang fun. Her wedding design reflected her personality in the best way. Deedra Stone Designs outdid herself, once again, with her colorful floral arrangements. It was a true honor to help document such an incredible celebration. I hope that these photos encompass the true beauty of Jack and Julianne’s wedding day. – Mackenzie

“Being the youngest of three girls in our household, I definitely started thinking about my wedding early on. I always imagined doing all the traditions, and I wanted it to be colorful!” – Julianne

“I love traditions, so we did all the classic wedding activities. We had toasts, cut the cake, did a first dance, father-daughter dance, and mother-son dance. We had something old (My dress was my grandmother’s and my veil was my other grandmother’s family veil.), something borrowed (My earrings were my mother’s, that she wore at her wedding. They were my father’s wedding present to her. Jack borrowed his father’s tie that he wore when he married his mom.), something blue (My shoes and my groom’s shoes were blue. His were blue suede because we love Memphis with our whole hearts.)” – Julianne

“So much of my wedding was special to Jack and me. We had been together for so long, had done long distance for all of college, and then we had experienced the chaos that COVID brings to wedding planning, but on the day of the wedding, we remember it just feeling like this was right, this is how we are supposed to be – husband and wife. The changes we had to make to the wedding due to the current situation actually made the day even sweeter for us. We were able to talk to one another and eat food and have a smaller reception with just family and the bridal party. It was so relaxing, personal, and special. I am thankful the changes were made, and it made our day one to remember. I also got to wear my grandmother’s wedding dress. She was able to be at the other grandchildren’s wedding but passed away before mine. It was really special for me to get to wear her dress. My other grandmother also passed before our wedding, but I got to wear the family veil from her side of the family, which was so special to me. It truly was the sweetest day, and words fail to capture that for me.” – Julianne

“I think getting married during a pandemic is such a unique thing that Jack and I will tell our grandkids. We will show them the masks, explain, and it will be such a cool thing to share with them. I would not change anything for the world!” – Julianne

“I was so excited that my niece and nephew were able to be at the wedding and reception for a little bit. We were able to get pictures of us all together as a family. I even got to get one picture holding both babies in my arms. The best part of the photo was watching my whole family jumping up and down, making silly faces, and hollering to get the babies’ attention. It was such a fun moment at the wedding that was so sweet!” – Julianne

“Jack and I met at our church, Second Presbyterian Church of Memphis. We both attended their youth group from middle school to high school, and our first conversation actually happened because our youth group prayed for Jack because he was in the hospital in seventh grade. Later, when he recovered and was at church, I asked how he was feeling, and the rest is history. (The funny thing is: we do have pictures of us together in preschool choir singing on Sunday morning)!” – Julianne

“My parents wanted me to be able to drive before I could date. Jack and I had been talking since the summer of eighth grade, then we started hanging out just us in tenth grade, and finally, in eleventh grade, Jack called my dad to ask him if he could date his daughter. Our first official date, when he asked me to be his girlfriend, was the summer before junior year. We had Moe’s, our favorite, and went to the park. We try to do that every year still.” – Julianne

“When we go downtown, Jack and I park at this one parking deck overlooking the river for all of our special dates. We always park in the same spot and always look out at the river admiring our city. On the day of the proposal, we were headed to get Dyer’s burgers, and it felt like any other fun date downtown. When we got out of the car, I went to look out on the river, and Jack said he wanted to take a picture of me. I turn around, and instead of a camera, he is holding a ring and is on one knee. I was SHOCKED!!! He totally surprised me, and I remember asking him, ‘Are you kidding!!?!’ We both laughed, I cried and said yes, and we were both giddy with excitement!” – Julianne

“When my mom and I first started planning the details of the wedding, we went to Pinterest to find some inspiration pictures. We went through many photos of beautiful weddings and flowers, but nothing had the colors, whimsy, and fun I was hoping for. Finally, we found a stunning photo featuring a cacophony of colors. It made me feel joyful every time I looked at the image, and we knew this was the inspiration picture. Then, we searched for fun, colorful venues and found the Children’s Museum of Memphis, and the rest fell into place.” – Julianne

“I could go on and on about each and every one of the vendors. Deedra made my jaw drop with her AMAZING florals. Wow! The food was delicious, and Jack and I actually got to eat, which was so nice! The venue was so much fun, and they took such good care of keeping us safe- sanitizing the carousel after every ride. The band made the evening so fun and put smiles on everyone’s faces. And of course, our videographer with Lynn Productions and photographers at Taylor Square Photography were so encouraging and wonderful to work with. It was a dream!” – Julianne

“The best bridal advice I received was to relax as much as possible on the day of, take it easy, and enjoy the time with my new husband. A practical tidbit that was very handy was the reminders to drink lots of fluid and bend your knees at the altar. No locking those knees :)” – Julianne

“What surprised me the most was how relaxing my wedding day was and how precious everyone was to Jack and me. Everyone was so kind, and we were so humbled that all these people came out for us. It was overwhelming, and the greatest gift anyone could give us-showing support and love and excitement for our next step as husband and wife. All of our families and bridal party made the day so relaxing, chill, and delightful. I felt at peace because I had so many loved ones looking out for us to make this day special for Jack and me.” – Julianne

“I would tell future brides to enjoy the day and be present for all moments, and at the same time, remember that this day is just the beginning of your lives together. Store up these memories and cherish the day!” – Julianne

Lead Photographer: Mackenzie Rue | Second Shooter: Maddie Beck | Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie | Tux: Joseph A Bank | Cakes: Cakes by Mom and Me | Ceremony Venue: Second Presbyterian Church | Reception Venue: Children’s Museum of Memphis | Coordinator: Mona Dunlap | Flowers: Deedra Stone Designs | Invitations: Menage Stationery | Rentals: White Door Events | Band: Al Paris and the Heartbreakers | Videographer: Lynn Productions | Caterer: CFY Catering | Hair: Juve Salon

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