Justin and Kelsea met in February of last year shortly after Justin moved to Evansville from Fort Wayne. He was trying to find a church home in his new city, and as fate would have it, he ended up at Kelsea’s church.
After meeting one another, exchanging numbers and connecting on Facebook, Kelsea invited Justin to her sister’s sweet sixteen masquerade as her plus one. Soon thereafter, Justin asked for Kelsea’s father’s permission to take her out on a date, and as Kelsea says, the rest is history!
Within four to five months they were talking marriage, and Justin popped the question on December 2 of last year. Kelsea was throwing Justin a party for his thirtieth birthday, but unbeknownst to her, he was turning that very party into an engagement party for the two of them! He used Kelsea’s sister’s birthday gift to him as a cover and asked her to marry him there with all of their friends and family. It doesn’t get much more perfect than that, does it?!
Kelsea prepared for the day in one of the overnight rooms at Farmer and Frenchman surrounded by her bridesmaids, mom and flower girl. As she stepped into her stunning gown from House of White, it all became more real!
After sharing a heartfelt first look with her dad, it was almost time to walk down the aisle and meet her groom.
Their ceremony took place in the vineyard at Farmer and Frenchman, and they scored a beautiful sun-filled day to say their vows. A jazz band serenaded the guests and set the scene perfectly for what was to come.
As Kelsea walked down the aisle, you could see Justin fighting back tears. And he may have succeeded in holding them back, but Kelsea’s dad did not. The tears of joy and pride fell down his face as he prepared to hand his daughter over to be married, and it was a beautiful moment.
The happy couple wrote their own vows, and as they exchanged their sincere promises with one another, Kelsea’s dad was no longer the only one with tears in his eyes. It was hard to resist crying with such beautiful promises being made!
Instead of a unity candle, the bride and groom opted for a unity paint with the colors of blue and pink flowing down the canvas and running together. I loved this unique idea, and think it’s pretty special that they’ll be able to keep that forever.
Guests enjoyed a scrumptious brunch spread as they welcomed the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Parrish into the reception. After visiting with friends and family, Justin and Kelsea shared a dance as Justin’s brother and Kelsea’s sister serenaded them with the jazz band playing in the background.
After some mingling, they were sent off through a tunnel of bubbles and into their getaway car as they headed off to Nashville for their honeymoon!
Justin and Kelsea, I cannot thank you enough for including me in your wedding day! I loved all of the personal touches you included, and more than anything, I loved witnessing your genuine excitement to be marrying one another. Congratulations, and I wish you all the best life has to offer!
You can see more photos from their wedding day not featured in this blog post in the video below!