Rebekah and Kenny come from large, loving families that celebrate everything together (I should know, I'm Kenny's brother in law). They have been planning a wedding, but things could never line up. One morning during brunch, they surprised me by telling me that they were going to do it. Screw the planning; it'll never happen if they tried to get the stars to align they said. I asked them when; they replied, "a week!" We negotiated since I would be of town and we settled on a Wednesday afternoon soon after. This is their wedding.
We travelled the short drive to Franklin, TN (a suburb of Nashville, TN) known for shopping and tasty places to eat (more on that later!). Amidst the bustling traffic and mall-goers is hidden this secret garden that Rebekah found. It was a secluded grove of trees with a clearing; this would be the place where they would be married.
Upon parking, they stood back to back and exchanged letters. They embraced, enjoyed the moment and proceeded to walk together to their ceremony location.
Even if they drove and walked together, Kenny was still in awe from seeing his beautiful bride for the first time (My last statement is a lie; they had already seen each other, and this reaction may not have been completed candid, but they all played along!)
This smile, however, was genuine and it's undeniable how happy Kenny was to finally make Rebekah his wife.
Pastor Randy shared a beautiful message. They enjoyed the beautiful day and warm sun embracing this moment that they had waited for so long. They asked for the ring.
Kennedy Rose was the perfect ring bearer (and maid of honor and best daughter).
So Rebekah and Kenny proceeded to exchange rings.
They would say 'I Do' (which tickled Kennedy).
But Kennedy wasn't thrilled to witness her parents kissing.
It was their family of 3, and perfect comes in 3.
They had their first toast and
glass bottle of champagne as a married couple.
They had their first dance.
Instead of a traditional wedding cake, they had ice cream at Kilwins of Franklin.
...and then pizza (the most amazing three pizzas at Pieology Pizzeria).
Congratulations Kenny and Rebekah! Here's to more family brunches and happy memories.