This past Saturday, December 19th, amidst record-setting amounts of snow, Jennifer Gordon and Anthony Widhalm tied the knot at the Basilica of St. Lawrence in Asheville. All morning, I couldn't stop singing to myself, "It's a nice day for a white wedding!!" The snow was absolutely gorgeous and I really believe that this is going to be one of those fabulous wedding day stories that Jennifer and Anthony will share with their grandchildren one day!
The day started off at the Crown Plaza Hotel (below) where Jennifer is lacing up her snow boots, ready to venture out to get her hair done at L'eau de Vie Salon.
Jennifer gets her hair done at L'eau de Vie while the snow continues to come down outside (below).
Jennifer's father picks her up from the salon (above) and they have the cutest moment between the two of them (below) with a pinky promise. Believe me, this is not posed!! I was just lucky to have my camera ready to witness it!
Jennifer gets a little help from her friend with her make up at the hotel (below)
When Jennifer steps out of the car to the church, she sees the Father waiting for her (above). Her reaction was priceless (below)!
Anthony gets ready with his groomsmen.
Jennifer gets some help putting on her dress (below).
Earlier in the day, Jennifer's father cleared the walkway to the basilica (below) so that everyone could come in safely. It's always such a fabulous show of love to see everyone pitching in to help make someone's day special and today was full of this type of giving.
Mother and Father of the Bride (below)
The Basilica of St. Lawrence is a fantastically gorgeous church! (below)
The flower girls share a secret :) (below)
There were so many adorable babies at Jennifer and Anthony's wedding. I turned around for a moment during the ceremony to see three fathers calming their babies (below).
Oh to be a kid again! (below)
Jennifer and Anthony kept giving each other this look of "we did it!!" It was so touching! (below)
The best man makes a snow ball (below).
The wedding party try their best to nail me! (below) This was a really fun group!
Off to Coleman Place for the reception!
The First Dance
Anthony ends it with a fantastic dip! (below)
Jennifer and her father
Anthony and his mother (below)
The Matriarch of the Bride's Family (below)
Jennifer and Anthony were the third in their family to use the cake toppers (Below). They were also used at Jennifer's parent's wedding and again at Jennifer's sister's wedding.
The kids were having a blast on the dance floor!
During the cake cutting, the children were all lined up ready to get cake (below)! It was one of the cutest wedding moments I've ever witnessed!
And they could not keep their eyes off that cake during the toasts (below)!
The sweet reward! (below)
Jennifer and her sister vogue on the dance floor to Madonna (below)
Vince from the Sound Factory did a great job keeping everyone dancing all night.
A young photographer uses the time tested method for reviving any technology issue...try smacking it a few times!! (below)
Jennifer dances with her mother (below) and all the ladies!
Jennifer's father and grandmother (below)
There was a lot of peeking out the window at the snowy scene below!
Jennifer really was quite a dancer and knew how to let loose and have fun (below)! I caught Anthony watching her adoringly a few times during the night. It was really obvious that these two are just crazy about each other!
Jennifer's sister and brother in law (below), who just returned from overseas serving our country.
Mother and father of the bride (below)
Yes, they really are THAT cute!
Some of the kids started getting pretty tired by the end of the night (Below)
Time for a bubble send-off!
Jennifer and Anthony head off while the snow continues to fall (below)!
Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of your fantastic white wedding! I will always remember my very first snowy wedding day! Another thanks to Art, Jennifer's brother-in-law, who was kind enough to pick me up on Saturday in his four wheel drive car! Thanks so much, Art and welcome home!