So many adjectives, feelings, stories come to mind as I'm trying to begin typing this blog post about my new sister-in-law Jenna.
To say I'm excited she's a Davenport and that I'll continue to grow closer with her these next decades of our lives is such an understatement.
What a joy this sweet girl is to me and MANY! I think the number of friends and family celebrating with her this past Saturday, near and far, can say something about her character and friendship.
But goodness, I just adore her. And look up to her. And respect her ideas, thoughts, motives. And think she's the most beautiful, easygoing bride ever.
It was an honor getting to stand next to her and celebrate alongside her on her wedding day as a bridesmaid. While Elisabeth Carol Photography and When It Clicks photographed and videoed their wedding, I had the pleasure of getting to photograph Jenna's bridals before the actual wedding day, and to me that was so, so sweet. This may be my most favorite bridal session to date, because of how simply stunning Jenna is and how incredibly excited I was that she was becoming my sister.
Hayden couldn't have chosen a more beautiful soul, inside and out, to marry, and Jordan and I love them both. So much.
If I had the confidence to talk at their rehearsal dinner I would've said something along the lines of how I won't ever be able to understand the love a brother or sister has toward their sibling and the emotions they feel on a wedding day, but I think I came close this past weekend. Being an only child, I watch siblings become emotional on wedding days and try to understand what that feeling might be like. I met Hayden when he was in high school about 8 years ago, and I truly feel like I was able to watch him "grow up", so to say. I got to watch him meet, pursue and fall in love with Jenna, and I couldn't be more proud of the two of them! Hayden has truly grown into a man that both Jordan and I admire and respect his work ethic and willingness to serve. These two are truly a dynamic Davenport duo ;-) #thedavenportduo
And hey, now they get us as neighbors!!! ;-)
But really, Jordan and I can't wait do do life with these two, and Luke is excited to have an auntie and uncle just down the road!
Jenna, I love you sister and think (and know) you had the most beautiful wedding. EVER!