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Wedding Photos from Granville Inn

My job often has twists and turns. Sometimes I’m not even sure where I’m going to be the next weekend. Karen and Jay booked me less than a week out from their wedding. I was excited, to say the least, but I also had no idea how much fun I was about to have at this wedding. When I walked in, Karen and Jay were in the same room putting together bouquets for their wedding day. After a few minutes of this, Karen rushed Jay out the door to go get ready. As I photographed her dress, different family members came in to visit her and see how she was. Her daughter carried her dress into the bathroom and helped her get dressed. Weddings are such a whirlwind. Karen had been dealing with so many little details from the day, it didn’t leave her much time to get ready, but Karen was nothing but jokes, laughs and smiles as everyone rushed about. Finally, with her dress on, she was flawless and it was time to tie the knot.

On a sunny and hot July evening, Jay and Karen exchanged vows in the outdoor courtyard of the Granville Inn. I have been to over 250 weddings, and I had never seen this before: the minister allowed for people to individually stand up and “bless” them with something, such as patience, peace, etc. It was so special and meaningful.

From the ceremony, just the three of us walked a bit around Granville. That day there happened to be an outdoor carnival. Karen and Jay immediately lit up and decided we had to stop there for some fun photos. I totally felt like a little kid again. These two are incredible in every way. At the reception, I asked Jay about Karen and how they met. He said he was tired of the dating scene because it was usually very superficial. When he met Karen, he was immediately drawn to how spiritual she was. It was her authenticity and devotion to God and him that he fell in love with. I can see why. She has an electric personality and I wish these two endless years of carnivals, dancing in the street together, and an unending love that grows with time.

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  1. Karen Blackstone

    Jessica,
    Thank you for such a lovely trubute of our wedding.
    Jay and I can’t thank you enough for making yourself available to photograph our special day, with such short notice. We appreciate your patience, kindness and willingness to roll with the punches as we finished the last minute details preceding the ceremony. We are so thrilled to have had the opportunity to share our day with you. Your artistic ability seized the opportunities to capture our truly unique photographs.
    Jay and I appreciate your talent and williness to go above and beyond to make the photographs and memories of our wedding day extra special. We highly recommend your services and are so happy that we chose Jessica Miller Photography.
    Most Sincerely Karen and Jay

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