Nov 5, 2021

Shuggsss Wedding, Smithfield Style

Jordan and Greg are the sweetest couple! You can absolutely feel the love between them, and hear it in the stories their family and friends share. Their wedding day was nothing short of amazing, from the perfect fall weather, to the colors worn by the bridal party, even to the charcuterie boards on the reception table (yes we are foodies lol). Things just came together in such a perfect way.

We met the girls getting ready at Jordan and Greg’s house. Everyone was smiling, relaxed, and getting dolled up. Alexis kicked us off with her love of details and of course she nailed it. Look at that ring…#ringgoals ladies!

Then we rushed over to hang out with the fellas for a bit. They were at the venue (The Edwards’ Plantation Home). They were on time and dressed to the nines, and full of themselves, but looked dashing. Suspenders were a perfect choice of attire. Throughout the day we saw thoughtful details sprinkled into the moments of their memories, like the handkerchief Jordan gave her dad and the ring box Jill gave Jordan. We didn’t ask who gave Greg the tumbler, but that was a good one, and there were so many more.

So we have to stop here for a minute and talk about the First Look. This is one of the highlights of my day, regardless of if it’s with father of the bride or hubby-to-be. This moment evokes raw emotions, filled with anticipation and tons of happiness. I’ll tell on myself here – it was the second time I had to take a deep breath and hold back the happy tears. Oh, I forgot to mention above that I’ve known Jordan since she was a tiny little girl, sitting beside the dugout of the softball field chanting “Let’s go Chargers!!” and Greg pretty much his whole life too. He said “thank the Lord for softball” and I have to agree. I believe that would have something to do with the fact they “rekindled” at the softball field. Okay, moving back to the wedding story and the First Look. Ben held it together well, I’m pretty sure we saw a tear, but look how beautiful Jordan was standing there. She looked so angelic.

Next we moved on to the ceremony. The arbor was decorated with gorgeous fall flowers, lanterns running down the isle, and family and friends filled the seats. Prayers and scriptures were read, rings exchanged, and one passionate kiss sealed their happily ever after! Jordan said to us that if there was one thing she could do every day for the rest of her life it would be to give Greg one extra kiss and say thank you for coming into her life.

We took a few minutes to grab pictures of the family and with the farm animals of course. Then off to the reception at the Smithfield Inn, located in the historic part of downtown Smithfield. If you have never been there you should visit, it’s beautiful with the outdoor seating space. It has a historical, but classic charm, especially with the twinkling lights.

The celebration went almost to dark, but we did sneak the bride and groom away for a minute to grab a few more pictures down on Main Street. Everyone enjoyed toasting for the couple, cutting the cake, smashing of the cake (Greg started it lol), tossing the boutique and garter, dancing off the cake….and then one more final surprise. A horse drawn carriage ride around town. A perfect, fairy tale ending, to a perfect day!!

We wish Jordan and Greg many, many, many years of happiness together and laughter that never ends. May you always find your way together to the couch to watch Yellowstone or to the tree stand. Greg remember – ladies shoot first, happy wife = happy life! We wish you many blessings as Mr. & Mrs. Chaffer, love ya muches!!

Venue | Home of Ben & Jill Edwards

Reception | The Smithfield Inn

Flowers | Chris Johnson 

Makeup | Carolyn DiGiovanni

Bridal gown | Blush Bridal, Newport News

DJ | Chris Rice

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