Jake + Johnnye’s wedding was the epitome of a fairytale! It was stunning and classy. Every detail was thoughtfully curated and their talented vendor team brought it all to life. The photos truly looked like they were taken out of a magazine! We were so grateful to have hosted them here at The Emerson this past January!
Here’s their story – “Jake and I met in September of 2019 through mutual friends, and it was truly God’s perfect timing! On our first date, Jake said to me, “I’m not trying to be your friend. I hope someday we are best friends, but right now I’m not here to be your friend.” It was clear he wasn’t messing around, and I appreciated that so much! I was immediately drawn to his character – a man after God’s own heart. He is steady, thoughtful, kind, and hard working. He encouraged me in my strengths and challenged me in my weaknesses. I could see the ways I complemented him, too. After six months, we decided we wanted to be partners for life and began talks of engagement and deeper premarital conversations. Jake proposed June 21, 2020, on the front porch of our (future) home. It was so special!”
One of our favorite questions to ask our couples is what drew them to The Emerson! “We attended a wedding at The Emerson in October of 2019 shortly after we started dating (our first wedding together!), so I love the sentiment it holds. Before Jake proposed, he met up with a friend who was also going to be our wedding planner (Kari with Allora & Ivy), and she told him, “I have three venues in mind for you guys, but when I show you the first one you won’t even care to see the others.” And it was The Emerson! We never considered getting married anywhere else – it just fit us perfectly. We love the aesthetic, and I think it gives the best of both worlds – the tradition of getting married in a chapel while celebrating at a modern venue.”
Bethany Erin, you are the queen of flat lays! You captured J + J and all the details that encapsulated their day so elegantly! Thank you for these gorgeous photos. Cinema was filmed by the ever-so-talented Jimmy Tran – you can watch the wedding video here. Check out the rest of the incredible vendor team below!
Congratulations again to the Schumanns! We have full confidence that you will live the most beautiful life together as husband + wife! Thank you for choosing us to host the day that kickstarted it all!