Gail and Jim, a Jackson wedding

What can I say? Gorgeous fall day with sun and 80 degree temperature… in MI! You never know what you are going to get. 🙂 Gail and Jim had a very intimate wedding with close family and friends. We were so blessed to be a part of it!

Starting with the B & B where they got ready in Somerset, what a gorgeous house and lovely host. I highly recommend the Brickhouse!

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Love these totally unscripted exchanges between Gail’s mom and her friend (and sister-in-law!) Leigh over her bridal attire. Gail hand sewed the delicate beading on her veil!

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Gail, you are stunning!
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Apparently Gail and Jim had the same High School English teacher and he performed their marriage ceremony! My favorite part, and the bit that got me teared up, was when he read Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116:

Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Admit impediments. Love is not love


Which alters when it alteration finds,


Or bends with the remover to remove:


O no! it is an ever-fixed mark


That looks on tempests and is never shaken;


It is the star to every wandering bark,


Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.


Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks


Within his bending sickle’s compass come:


Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,


But bears it out even to the edge of doom.


   If this be error and upon me proved,


   I never writ, nor no man ever loved. 

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Reception was at the Ella Sharp Granary Restaurant. Gorgeous!
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Favorite images of the day right here…

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Gail’s mom gave the couple a few gifts to start their lives together. This one, with the fabric of “blue starred sky” was in two pieces, one for each of them. The significance being that when Jim is given orders overseas, they will still have their pieces to remind them that even though they are half a world apart, they will still be sleeping underneath the same big sky. I definitely lost it at that point. Do any of us really appreciate the sacrifices our military families make for our country?
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Gail and Jim, thank you for letting us capture your special day! We wish you a blessed life together full of happiness and horses…  😉 Your slideshow is here.