Allison and Jordan’s story began at a bar in Myrtle Beach in 2011. At the end of a night of partying with his friends, Jordan realized he didn’t have his phone. When he called it, Allison, who had found it earlier, answered. They planned a time to meet up, and what was supposed to be a handoff turned into an evening of getting to know one another, and their relationship began.
The couple had a small wedding the next year before Jordan was deployed to Spain, then onto a nine month deployment in Benghazi. The couple decided to renew their vows on their five year anniversary in front of all their friends and family in Mount Airy, including their son, Arlo.
The couple had six bridesmaids and four groomsmen on their rainy wedding day in May. 68 guests witnessed their vows under a gazebo at Serra Valley Farm.
Allison described the feel of their wedding as “rustic chic.” They used hues of grays, pinks and purples to set the mood of the barn reception. While rain may have made other couples unhappy, Allison and Jordan took it in stride and enjoyed the moments it created. “During pictures, it started to rain pretty hard so everyone grabbed umbrellas and my bridesmaids tried to shield me from my groom. It was a riot! Our photographer made the moment so special.”
Jordan is a retired Marine and a student. Allison is a stay at home mom. They currently reside in Mount Airy.
First dance: “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur
The proposal: in a chocolate egg on Easter
Favorite part of planning: “Playing with all the decor- I love being crafty.”
Advice to other couples: “Hire a planner. Totally worth it.”
Venue: Serra Valley Farm
Catering: DJ’s Catering
Photography: Angela Laurienzo**
Planner: Planning by Jill
Attire: M. Stein Tuxedos**
Dessert: Clustered Spires Bakery
Flowers: Forever Blossoms
Hair & Makeup: Kristin Bennett & Lauren Hunt
Music: The Reagan Years
Lighting: Formost Events