By Kathleen Swift • Photos by Kenzie Captures
The day couldn’t have been more perfect for a wedding. The setting at Venue 105, nestled among the tall oaks and with its expansive views, was the backdrop for the outdoor ceremony for Jordan and Lucy Douglas.
“When I turned and saw her coming down the aisle, I just kept thinking about here comes my future and how lucky I was to get this chance to marry Lucy. I love how she holds her values above all and how her personality can fill a room,” recalled Jordan.
But as well-planned and beautiful as the ceremony was, the proposal was, as Jordan said, “a jumbled mess.”
The couple and their parents had gone to dinner following Jordan’s graduation. “I had one idea when the night started, and by the end of the night, I had gone through several different plans. But it was the only chance I had because I knew that she wanted both of our parents there.”
Lucy remembered, “We were standing outside the restaurant, and Jordan just asked me to marry him. I was so surprised because he had told me I would have to wait four years before we could get married.”
When all was said and done, the couple didn’t wait four years but were married May 29, 2021. “We loved Venue 105 because it was one of the prettiest places we looked at. We wanted a traditional, rustic-chic theme, and this venue was perfect,” said Lucy.
Lucy and Jordan chose an outdoor ceremony with flowers covering the wooden octagon at the front, but as Lucy said, “We kept the decorations minimalist and let nature do its work for our ceremony.”
With no young children on either side of their families, Jordan and Lucy chose to have flower men at the ceremony. The young men, decked out in gray suits, sunglasses and matching fanny packs full of petals, blew the petals along the way as they walked toward the front.
In her stunning lace dress, Lucy was escorted to Jordan by her father while a close friend of Jordan’s officiated. “I was a bit nervous as I walked down the aisle,” said Lucy, “but I was excited to be able to start this adventure together with Jordan. He is sweet and compassionate, and he keeps me accountable.”
The reception following the ceremony was held inside the white-washed barn at Venue 105. Tables decorated with flowers and playing cards reflected Jordan and Lucy’s love of card games.
During the evening of celebration, Jordan and Lucy were intentional in going to their guests at each table and having their picture taken with them. “For me, that was the most fun of the evening,” said Lucy. “We got to share that time with the people who mean the most to us.”
As the evening came to a close, Jordan and Lucy were sent off on their new life together with a surprise grand sparkler exit. It was the perfect ending to the day and the perfect send-off for their new life together.
For more photos and more wedding stories and resources, see the January 2022 print edition or the digital magazine on www.showmetheozrks.com