It's not quite harvest season, but spring has us dreaming of new growth and the harvest to come. We hope you enjoy Sami's story.
"On October 17, 2015, after attending another friends wedding, Chase asked me to be his wife. It was the perfect proposal because I couldn't have been more surprised!! I was overwhelmed with emotions- so happy, blessed, and on the highest cloud possible, the love of my life wanted me to be his wife!!" Sami Jo
The wedding planning was an extremely fun process for me! I tried my hardest to enjoy every moment and milestone because I knew it would go so fast. Throughout our engagement- I spent a lot of time making things and collecting antiques for the big day. I made all the signs for directions to our venue, a special sign displayed on our alter saying, "we interrupt harvest season to bring you this wedding."
I woke up on the morning on Sept 17th, in my room at my parents house, surrounded by my most special bridesmaids, screaming "IT'S MY WEDDING DAY!" I ran up the stairs, picked my mom up and spun her around 5 times. I couldn't believe it, the day was finally here.
Our venders were all SO outstanding. I can't say enough good things about each of them. Samuel Marvin with Samuel Marvin Photography showed up right when our hair/makeup began, along with Kiri and Troy Vawdrey with Goose Films.
As hair and makeup began I knew I couldn't begin my makeup until after I read my letter Chase had wrote me that morning. I was right. I bawled when I read the envelope. It said "to my one and only."
While getting our hair and makeup done, my girls and I had such a blast!! Laughing, loving, celebrating, making memories I will never be able to replace.
While getting ready I could see Chase out in the yard setting up for the biggest day of our life. I kept saying how handsome he is and how lucky I am to have him! I am not a very emotional person, at all, but on that day, I couldn't hold back the happy tears, and I couldn't express enough the appreciation for everyone coming together for us.
There are no words to express how grateful I am for everyone who came together to make it such a magical fairytale. The weather gave us quite a scare that day. The forecast called for no rain, and when I walked outside for our first look, there were big dark clouds all around. I remember my sister telling me it would be fine (we had cancelled our tents because there was no call for rain) and I told her "If it rains we will get wet!" The clouds made a perfect overcast for photos, and went around us. We are so fortune the weather cooperated and made for such a beautiful day, and better yet, a breathtaking sunset!
That moment walking down the isle, with my dad, and my mini dachshund Slinky (wearing a turquoise bow tie, with a sign that said "I loved her first") it was an indescribable feeling. You plan and plan for so many months, envisioning your big day, and I can honestly say, our day blew my wildest expectations of a perfect day. I told my dad as we were walking down the isle "slow down" because I never wanted that moment to be over!
Chase and I had personal vows we wrote to one another, and we branded a box to seal our unity. The ceremony was performed by Chase's oldest brother, Chad Harberd, who made it so personal and sentimental. After we were pronounced husband and wife, Chase dipped me for the kiss of a what fairytales are made of!!
The celebration continued with amazing food, awesome live music, cold drinks and great people! We will cherish those memories forever, and we are so grateful to have such amazing photos and video to look back on to reminisce on our wonderful day, and to remember all the loved ones who came together- near and far to celebrate the love story of SJ and Chase
Photography: Sam Marvin Photography
Makeup: Beaute by Kryssa
Wedding Gown: La Neige Bridal
Many DIY projects and fashion elements by the bride.
She now has her own store: Ace's Arrow Boutique