The Willards | 09.10.19
Mary & Jacob tied the knot at Camp Helen St. Park on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. They’re wedding was so sweet and intimate with just family and a few friends. Mary wrote such kind words about her experience with CMC-
I don’t even know where to start with how amazing Cierra is! She is so sweet and has such a passion for capturing the most genuine moments and then making them into these galleries that ooze emotion and tell a story. We chose her to shoot our wedding because of how dreamy her photos turned out and how they seemed so real, not posed or fake looking, just real true love. You cannot go wrong with choosing Cierra to do your photos, it comes so naturally with her and she is so flexible in the moment that no matter what kind of photos you want, she will make sure to get them right! We cannot thank you enough for photographing the happiest day of our lives and will always come to you whenever we need a special moment captured so we can look back on it for the rest of our lives!
- Mary W.
Mary ordered cake toppers that were little mannequins that looked like her and Jacob but they didn’t come in the mail in time. So Jacob’s brother found some and painted them himself. She didn't see them until the wedding day.
Now.. here is the SWEETEST wedding detail I have ever seen. Mary contacted the designer of her dress, Essence of Australia, and bought a yard of the lace that was in the layers of her wedding dress. With the yard of lace, Jacob’s grandmother hand stitched him a tie. Every single stitch was hand sewn by her. The extra lace also wrapped the handle of Mary’s bouquet.
Fun fact- Mary and Jacob did their engagement session here also. We started right under this oak tree and as I shot the very first picture it began raining. We went on with the session and had a dreamy rainy engagement session.
I posted the ring shot of the rings on the berries above on instagram and someone commented saying the berries are called beauty berries. I looked it up and they really are!! So fitting to a beautiful couple.
My intentions on photographing these two shots though were more thought through. If you haven’t been to Camp Helen before, there is a little garden behind the venue. Mary said multiple times how there’s purple berries that match her wedding colors and she wants pictures by them. Later on through the day, Jacob said he really wanted pictures in the garden too. I already did ring shots but I asked them for their rings again while there was some downtime because I had an idea. & here it is :)
The second ring shot is of Mary’s first engagement ring, second engagement ring, and her wedding band. They were engaged six years before planning a wedding. Then she got a new ring and now upgraded to WIFE!!!
All of the groomsmen were given tie clips with their initials from Jacob & Mary.
Mary’s mom doesn’t live in Florida so seeing her daughter get married was also a trip just seeing her daughter in general. Luckily I was able to capture her mom seeing her new engagement ring details for the first time. Plus a selfie, because why not!
This is actually Jacob’s dad dancing with Mary and Sandy is the sweetest dad I’ve met!!! He is so fun and I seriously love him and Mary’s relationship!!
Here are the other vendors involved in making Mary & Jacob’s wedding day a dream come true:
Designer Essence of Australia
Bridal Shop Margaret Ellen Bridal
Designer Pal Zileri
Suit Store Mastroianni Fashion
Pastor Carmen from Woodlawn Church