I was fortunate enough to grow up with an incredibly close-knit group of girlfriends. In Kindergarten, “the Longacre girls” joined the Girl Scouts, and the rest of our friendship is history. Through the years and all the ups and downs, I’ve remained especially close with Jenna. Before she met Jarred, it was difficult to imagine anyone would be good enough for our sweet, loving friend. But Jarred brings out the absolute best in Jenna. He’s kind, calm and the epitome of what her dad would want for his youngest daughter. I screamed (and maybe cried) when Jenna and Jarred called Matt and I to announce their engagement in fall 2013.
Jenna has dreamed of a winter wedding since she was a little girl. As an adult, she drove past The Inn at St. John’s nearly every day hoping to one day get married there. Just like her dream, Jenna and Jarred’s Plymouth, Michigan wedding fell on a cold, wintery day in January. I can say in full confidence that I’ve never seen Jenna happier than she was on their big day. Jenna glowed all morning with her bridesmaids and beloved nieces and nephews, and Jarred beamed with pride next to his new wife.
Jenna’s fabulous mom and business partner of Details and Finishing Touches combined rustic and elegance to transform the Inn into a room that truly looked like it was out of a magazine. Not only did Jenna and Jarred have an amazing wedding, they threw an incredible party. (We have never witnessed a bride bounce around the dance floor with as much energy as much as Jenna did.)
To two of our most wonderful friends – congratulations! Your big day was perfect, and we know your marriage will be even better. Thank you for letting us stand by your side and dance the night away. We love you two!
Hair Stylists: Salon Legato | Makeup Artist: Cody Wren | Wedding Dress: The Wedding Shoppe | Veil and Belt: The White Dress | Bride’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Engagement Ring: MJ Diamonds | Bridesmaid Dresses: Belsoie from Gina’s Bridal | Flower Girl Dresses: The White Dress | Groom and Groomsmen Suits: Vera Wang from Men’s Wearhouse | Groom’s Wedding Ring: Jewelry by Johan | Preparation, Ceremony and Location: The Inn at St. John’s | Florist: Details and Finishing Touches | Cake: Elite Sweets | DJ: Eric Miller with An Ultimate Sound | Videographer: Crossing River Weddings | Invitations: RSVP