A Houston Station Wedding | Jesse & Aquilla | Nashville, Tennessee

Jesse & Aquilla’s wedding is one that will stand out to me forever as one of the most sacred days we’ve gotten to be a part of. I am always floored by how much our couples’ friends and family rally around them – but Jesse and Aquilla’s family and friends RALLIED around them with an outpouring of love that brought everyone (myself included) to tears. More than once.

 

These two are one of those couples who communicate in glances and are connected by something unseen and magnetic. I know that sounds crazy, but you’d know what I meant if you’d seen Jesse in the moments right after his wedding ceremony telling us about how he just wanted to sit on the couch and watch the office with his buddy and new wife, Aquilla.

 

All day long, they were both cool and collected. Excited, of course, but in a quiet way – not needing to let it out, choosing to feel the electricity of the day. That is, of course, until they saw each other. Their wedding ceremony was one of the most emotional I’ve ever seen. Jesse’s dad officiated, and Jesse’s vows were the most down-to-earth, honest, sincere vows I’ve ever heard. Aquilla matched his authenticity with her own vows detailing the long journey they’d taken to get to the altar, and after we all wiped our eyes, we cheered – loudly – as they shared their first married kiss.

 

If you can’t already tell, the TL;DR version is that this wedding was something sacred and special, and we are so grateful to have been there to witness it.

 

And then to get to party with this incredible couple and their people, who KNOW how to party. I could’ve stayed and danced the night away with this crowd! I hope you enjoy looking through their day as much as we loved being part of it!

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 Just look at how Aquilla's mom and bridesmaids reacted to seeing her in that dress! 

Just look at how Aquilla's mom and bridesmaids reacted to seeing her in that dress! 

  I mean, they're not wrong.

 I mean, they're not wrong.

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Southern Picture: Nashville Wedding Photographer
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 Pro Tip: find a way to sneak that rivalry into your wedding day ;)

Pro Tip: find a way to sneak that rivalry into your wedding day ;)

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 How cute is this? Jesse's mom ripped her tissues in half to hand to Aquilla's mom. Jesse needed some, too!

How cute is this? Jesse's mom ripped her tissues in half to hand to Aquilla's mom. Jesse needed some, too!

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 Joy & Contentment were dripping off of them - look at these two!

Joy & Contentment were dripping off of them - look at these two!

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 Y'all. I made so much noise about those Cookies & Dreams Cupcakes from The Painted Cupcake that Jesse & Aquilla sent us a box of them! If you're looking for your cake, look  no further.

Y'all. I made so much noise about those Cookies & Dreams Cupcakes from The Painted Cupcake that Jesse & Aquilla sent us a box of them! If you're looking for your cake, look  no further.

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Southern Picture: Nashville Wedding Photographer
Southern Picture: Nashville Wedding Photographer
 There's never been a more suave garter toss. 

There's never been a more suave garter toss. 

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A thousand congratulations to you two, we wish you the very best in marriage & in life together!

 

 

Venue: Houston Station

Dress: Essence of Australia from Glitz Nashville

Florals: Creations by Debbie

Cake: The Painted Cupcake

Tux: Men's Wearhouse

Planer/Coordinator: Valez Thornton (She is amazing!)