Tori + Jack | West Virginia Wedding Photographer

 

I met Tori and Jack back in December of 2012 while I was shooting Tori’s friends wedding.I was pretty blunt with Jack; I asked him when he was going to pop the question. I think I did this after finding out how long they had been together. These two are high school sweet hearts (although it was technically middle school 😉 )! Ten years later, they are still going strong. I could tell you how in love they are after all these years, but I don’t need to.The photos below do all the talking.

Tori and Jack, I am so glad you allowed me to photograph your special day. I held back a lot of tears that day because your wedding wasn’t about all the beautiful details you had, that was just a bonus. Your wedding day was truly about committing yourselves to each other before God. You two are the perfect example as to why I do this for a living. Because as cliche as it sounds, I love, LOVE.

A big congratulations for all that you have accomplished- marriage, graduate school, and now being brave enough to start a new chapter in North Carolina. I really hope I get to visit you two in September.

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Notice the cork on the left
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I can’t even handle these images of their first look. This is the love I was telling you about.

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The photo of Tori on the right… gorgeous.

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I got Jack to show that pretty smile of his!

 

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As always, Bloom’s did an amazing job on all the flowers.

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I’m not sure what was funny, but I love this photo. These two have been friends forever!

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The sign on the right was probably the best thing Tori did for her wedding. I did not see one phone or camera. Everyone was present and  we didn’t have any cell phones, or iPads blocking my view:)I will be blogging the importance of this very soon. Stay tuned.

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Tori’s brother walked her down the aisle. I love the way he looks at her. So sweet.

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What a view!

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How talented is Tori? She hand wrote all of these signs below. She did this while she was finishing up Pharmacy school, selling their home, finding a new home in North Carolina, and studying for her boards. You are super woman!

 

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I’ve seen a lot of cakes in the last few years. This cake by far tops them all. There is so much detail and the photos don’t do it justice.

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I loved Jack’s best man’s speech. I learned a lot about Jack, his love for the Lord, and his big heart.

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At the last second, we decided to kick everyone out of the pavilion so Jack and Tori could have their last dance alone. They danced to Carolina In My mind.

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And just because I really want to show you why Jack cracks me up, I stole a FB photo of Jack proposing. Long story short, Tori and Jack went to a Tim McGraw concert before she headed to a study abroad program in Egypt. She mentioned how good looking Tim McGraw looked in his all white attire. Jack took it to heart. When Tori arrived back in the states he proposed to her. In all white. How could she say no to that?! Jack, you keep your relationship alive and fresh. Don’t ever quit.

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Their awesome wedding day highlight video created by Herrinton Weddings

Tori and Jack’s wedding has been featured on The Knot, Huffington Post, and Love and Lavender 

Ceremony and Reception Venue- http://www.bentongrove.com

Dress- http://www.bridalbeginning.com

Cake- https://www.flickr.com/photos/wvcakemaker/

DJ- www.djneelyproductions.com

Florists- http://www.bloomsweddings.com

Videographer- http://herrintonweddings.com

  • Tori Barker

    I spent countless hours planning out details for this wedding. I did so, because I wanted this ultimate feeling of intimacy to be experienced by those who attended, and I wanted that day to be a reflection of all the love and happiness Jack and I have shared over the past 10 years. When that Saturday in May came, it was everything and more that I had hoped for. As a bride, you want everyone to take in the details and be present in the moment with you on your wedding day. You also want those moments to never fade away. You want the glory of your hand-made signs and, most importantly, your commitment before God to live on forever. You do this through your photographer. You should pick your photographer like you would a best friend; someone who is kind, happy for you two as a couple, genuine, fun, and good at what they do. Brittany embodies this, and I cannot recommend her enough. I am so thankful our paths have crossed!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey

    You did such an amazing job Brittany!!! You totally captured everything that made this day beautiful! You have been blessed with an amazing talent, you’re awesome!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Colton

    Brittany: These gorgeous images of this beautiful, joy-filled day are absolutely amazing. I love every single one of them, and I know Tori is over the moon with them. The photos capture the beauty of the painstakenly thought out details, the venue, the view and the hearts that were gathered there to share in Jack and Tori’s long-awaited day. I have never seen my daughter look so joyful with her beautiful smile and her crinkled nose. Thank you for capturing that forever. Her joy makes me joyful. My heart was full that day…and your pictures will fill my heart forever when I look back over them.

    You have a God given talent and you are using it to bring joy. You are amazing. Plus your little one is so cute I can’t stand it. Keep his pictures coming. I love watching him grow.

    Have a great summer!!ReplyCancel

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