Nicole and Josh were married on June 9th, 2018 at the perfect little rustic barn, called the Gentry Farm, in Ringgold, Virginia.
First off, I have to say that Nicole and Josh are some of the most genuine people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. It feels like just yesterday we took their engagement photos (you can find those here). I learned how much Nicole just LOVES to giggle, giggle, and giggle. Which is exactly what she did the entire engagement session. What made it even more precious is the way Josh looks at her when it happened. I could tell these two really had a special kind of chemistry.
Fast forward to the wedding day. It was crazy to think it was FINALLY here. I remember discussing small details back when Nicole first started planning, and then boom…everything was just as she envisioned before their eyes. If anyone knows Nicole, they know she is a PLANNER! So much beautiful fun color incorporated throughout the day. Especially with those GORGEOUS Lauren James bridesmaids dresses, and the flowers with all the bold colors by Josh’s father’s floral work. SO. MUCH. PRETTY.
After watching these two share in the SWEETEST FIRST LOOK EVER, exchange vows with happy tears, and of course a *few* giggles here and there (some of my FAV photos as you scroll), they became husband and wife! It was just the BEST DAY EVER!!! I am so glad I got to know them, their friends, and honestly just so glad everything went together so beautifully. Truly the kind of people you just become life long friends with! I am SO happy for you both (and seriously jealous you spent a week in Aruba)!!!
When and where did you both meet?
July 23, 2011 and the only reason we know that is because Josh messaged me on Facebook the next day! We met in BJ Hensley’s, the best man, driveway :)
When did you know he was the one and vice versa?
Josh: I knew she was the one when I realized she wasn’t going anywhere after putting up with me. Listening to my dumb jokes, answering a million questions a day, and supporting me no matter my decision.
Nicole: I knew a couple months in. I had never met anyone so kind and just knew that I wouldn’t want to be with anyone else.
What is the one thing you both love each other the most for?
Josh: The thing I love most about Nicole is her qwerkyness. She is always laughing and giggling and can never hold a straight face when trying to be serious with me. I love that I can joke on her and she jokes on me.
Nicole: I’m cheating and putting more than one :) I love Josh’s corny jokes, he always knows they make me laugh. I also love how selfless, kind and hardworking he is. He is always doing something for someone else and not expecting anything in return. He is my biggest supporter and I am so grateful to have a man like that by my side.
How did he propose?
We had recently moved into our new house and I really wanted to send our Christmas cards with our picture on it (plus we just got a dog too so I wanted her in them!). I kept mentioning to Josh that we should get someone to just come take our picture, so one day in the car (Josh says we were coming back from a pumpkin patch), I said that I was going to ask his sister to come take it for us. He told me that he had gotten Kelly Wells Photography to come and take it. So on November 13th, Kelly was coming to take our pictures for our Christmas card, then we were going to see Garth Brooks (an early birthday present for Josh). She took a couple of pictures in front of the house and moved us around back where we have a grape vine. I had my back to Josh and when I turned around, he was on one knee. The first thing I said was “No” , out of shock of course! He won’t even let me live that down, but I won’t ever let him live down putting the ring on the wrong hand :) I said yes and finally, after 6 years, I finally get to marry him.
Photographer: Heather Chipps Photography
Venue: The Gentry Farm
Florals: Virginia Avenue Floral T
Hair: Brittany Lacks
Makeup: Glam by Sam
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Lauren James
Groomsmen Attire: Lands’ End
Catering: Jane Allen with Catering For You
Cake: Candi Spain Adcock
DJ: Russell Earl White Jr – DJ Shakespeare
Invitations: San Francisco Crafts