This month’s Real Bride Series features Whitney and Jacob.  We love their story!


Our Love Story

What is your name and your groom’s name?   Whitney and Jacob Johnson

What is your wedding date?   September 8, 2017

How did you and your groom meet?    We are high school sweethearts!

We are dying to know, how did he propose?! He gathered both of our families for dinner.  It was very cozy and close-knit!

What were your wedding colors and why did you choose them? We chose our wedding colors based on our favorite colors; Jacob’s is navy and mine is burgundy. 

The Dress

Where did you find your dress? Would you say that finding your dress was relatively easy or difficult?  Believe it or not, I bought my dress on Offer Up and had it altered.  It was so easy and saved me a ton of money!


The Location

Where did your ceremony and reception take place? Was there any special meaning behind the choice of the venue(s)?  Lavender and Old Lace now owned by Wedgewood Weddings. I used to deliver ice there when I️ was in high school and the moment I️ saw it I️ wanted to be married there! 

What kind of flowers did you have in your bouquet and at the ceremony/reception?  We bought our flowers from Eco Flowers which are made from paper and are a forever keepsake.

The Cake

What was the flavor of your wedding cake? Our wedding cake was four tiers with each tier offering a different flavor.  From cookies and cream to lemon, we had everyone’s favorite covered!

What details from your wedding that made it unique to you? My little brother was my man of honor. Jake’s uncle was his best man. We had the coolest wedding party!

Other than marrying your husband, what was one of your favorite moments from your wedding day? My brother’s toast was hilarious, honest, and tear jerking! I️ honestly enjoyed hearing the funny stories I️ missed the following days! 

The Honeymoon


Did you take a honeymoon? If so, where did you go?  We spent the next day at talking stick getting massages and relaxing together! We would like to take a trip to Europe eventually but I️ will settle for a fun road trip.

What is one piece of wisdom you learned from your planning experience that you would like to share with future brides?  Schedule your wedding months or even years (3 and a half for us!!) ahead of time, and you will have so much time to have a clear vision in your head before you even start paying for everything. You can save and decide what kinds of these you absolutely need and things you can live without.

Who were some of the other vendors that were a part of your dream team?

Sue Jacobs Cakes

Wedgewood Weddings

Every Emotion Photography

Patriotic Fireworks

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