I want to start this out by saying how incredibly sweet Haley and Gunner and their precious families are. All day, Jesse and I felt like we were just hanging out with old friends, partly due to the fact that Jesse and Haley ARE old friends. Way back when, before I knew his name, the color of his eyes, or his heart for people, Jesse was playing music out of Haley's mama and daddy's garage with his band. I like to think that was a part of the story of how God led him to me. You see, if kind people like Haley's mama and daddy hadn't opened up their garages and risked their neighbors filing noise complaints about those loud teenagers banging around, if kind people like Wendy and Kevin hadn't encouraged dreams, then maybe just maybe, Jesse wouldn't have been playing a show the night I met him. Maybe he'd be a different person and maybe our paths would not have crossed when they did. People like Haley's mom and dad, who are warm and inviting and encouraging, those people change the world. So it comes as no surprise that Haley would be the same type of person, marrying an incredible guy. One of the things that really stuck out to me about Haley and Gunner was their desire to spend their wedding day with their guests. If I'm being honest, that part of my own wedding day made me a little anxious, but not these two. They made sure to love on every single person there, making sure their bellies were full and that they felt appreciated. They truly were one of the most gracious couples we've seen.
Estate of Grace Farm now takes the cake for one of my favorite venues. This home turned venue is nothing short of a photographer's dream. They have a bride AND groom area, both beautifully decorated. The walls are light, allowing for the perfect natural light photos, and the rooms allow for so many options. A rainy wedding day wouldn't be an issue at this venue, because the home is immaculate and spacious. It gets even better when you walk outside, giving you an absolutely breathtaking view of House Mountain, surrounded by rolling hills and fields. The ceremony location overlooks all of this, leaving guests awestruck at the beautiful backdrop for the beautiful bride and groom.
Haley and Gunner only amplified the beauty of the venue, surrounded by their fun bridal party. These guys and gals were feeling the love and joyfully celebrating their friends. We are over the moon about this couple, their friends and family, the venue, and all of the talented vendors involved!