This couple was one very near and dear to my heart. Courtney and Johnny grew up in my home town and I was friends with Courtney’s big sister in high school. I hadn’t been back to Cumberland, MD in many years. So I was pretty excited when I got an email from Courtney about possibly photographing her big day! Their story is quite an unusual these days. They have been together since HIGH SCHOOL! And now the pair lives in New York City and travels home to visit family. So it was a no brainer to have their big day in their hometown with all of their family and friends.

I first met the two on a FaceTime date and it was clear they were perfect for each other. After our FaceTime date, I was so pumped to get in the same room with the pair. Courtney is so sweet and Johnny has the single most infectious smile I have ever encountered.

Their big day was truly beautiful. It had a great gatsby feel to it, down to Courtney’s STUNNING Heidi Gibson ring (Which you can see below, what a stunner!) She was the epitome of class and elegance and Johnny was quite dapper himself. Their bridal party were long time friends and family members and it was truly clear how much the pair were loved by all of the beautiful happy tears that were shed that day.

I hope you enjoy looking through these images as much as I loved being there to take them.

Happy Wednesday Friends,

XO

Jill

Hair: Hair by Bri
Makeup: Jade Browning
Flowers: PopUp Florist
Cake: Christine Cooper Rice
Catering: D’Atri’s Restaurant

3 Comments

  1. Denise Powell

    Beautiful!!! Congratulations! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together and love that grows stronger with each passing day. Best wishes on this wonderful journey and may your years ahead be filled with joy.

  2. Elizabeth Simpson

    These pictures were phenomenal….I oohed and awwwed and cried and smiled as I scrolled through these pictures. The little girl who Was our neighbor and I watched play and Johnny who was one of my all time favorite students finally starting their life together officially. Everyone looked fabulous….the pictures captured The activities, people, as well as the atmosphere of the town. Thank you for sharing these….it certainly started my day off right! Beautiful….congratulations Johnny and Courtney

  3. Sharon Robertson

    Absolutely magical gorgeous photos. I wish all of us could relive that day. May God bless your love so that it continues to grow stronger with each passing day. Love aunt Sharon

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