Julia and Jonathan’s Wedding at Sweetwater Farms
“A little bit of blue grass, some good ol’ country music, and a whole lot of Texas.” I had my ideas in place from the moment the groom came to with his vision. This one was going to be a special one as Jonathan was set to deploy to war a few weeks after the wedding. This was going to be his last deployment with the Marines before coming back to settle down in San Diego with his new bride. I knew that I had to make the memories last forever.
We had a small setback with weather though. The day was forecasted to be gloomy, but the inclement weather didn’t stop any of the excitement we all felt in anticipation of their special day. With a high chance of rain, we put our ducks in a row and moved the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception into the barn space. Sweetwater Farms is a unique spot as it is - the setting is warm and inviting, and the staff there did an absolutely amazing job of making sure every piece of the wedding had its own space in the venue. It all came together beautifully.
As the night progressed, I introduced our couple with a grand entrance, immediately followed by their first dance as husband and wife. Dinner followed shortly thereafter in a buffet style that felt perfect for their wedding vibe. Once everyone was settled, happily enjoying dinner and the hour rounded out, our bride and groom took advantage of the quiet moment to give their thanks. Julia and Jonathan wanted to thank their parents above all else. Jonathan asked his mother for a dance, and Julia followed by asking her father. It was a touching moment that everyone felt.
We rounded out the night with line dancing and a true country celebration.
Thank you both, from a veteran to an active duty member - for letting me be a part of this special day. Semper Fi Jonathan.