“Welcome to Jessica’s bridal luncheon! We are delighted to have each of you here to celebrate with us today! Tomorrow we will gather at TAPC to celebrate the love of Jessica & Stephen, but today, TODAY, during this luncheon, we celebrate the special relationships between the important women in our lives – grandmothers, mothers, daughters, granddaughters, sisters, nieces, great nieces, and of course girlfriends. These relationships add joy, richness, laughter, and fun to our lives, and we so fortunate to have this time and place to celebrate.”
With this beautiful, heartfelt opening from Mary, Jessica’s soon-to-be mother-in-law, the luncheon was ready to enjoy. After months of planning, the Yayas were so excited to be a part of this tradition, honoring the bride-to-be on the eve of her wedding.
The design included an array of Southern Vintage Table’s vintage dishes and pieces. The vintage blue and white china accented with fresh gorgeous flowers from Fernrock Farm created the perfect ambience for this wonderful affair! Presented on our vintage serving pieces, Durham Catering’s‘ delicious luncheon treats and Jami’s yummy lime tarts looked so delish. And, we are thrilled that Miguel of September Photos Photography captured all of this beauty!
In closing, Mary offered this prayer to commemorate this charming event.
“Dear God, Thank you for this day that you have made. We rejoice and are glad in it. Thank you for the love of Stephen and Jessica that has led us here today. Thank you for all the kinds of love that you have created. Thank you for the love of a husband and wife, a mother and daughter, a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, sister and sister, aunt and nieces, and of course, the love of friends. Thank you for bringing us here today to celebrate all kinds love. Be with us this day and everyday and may our joy and love here today be a reflection of your perfect love. AMEN“
A beautiful, sweet celebration for Jessica as she begins this chapter with Stephen by her side. May every day bring love!
Thanks to the fabulous folks who helped make this day so wonderful!
The King’s Daughters Inn
September Photos Photography
Southern Vintage Table
The Yayas +1 – Mary, Jami, Louise, Cissy, Pat, Shelly, and Jay