{SBB Bride of the Week} Jordan

J O R D A N + T H O M A S

{October 27th, 2018}

{Photos by: Shane Cleminson Photography}

{Photos by: Shane Cleminson Photography}

Okaaaay is she not so stunning?!

Meet our amazing bride, Jordan!

For her gorgeous October wedding, Jordan chose a fitted Stella York gown with one of the prettiest illusion backs ever!

She also added a sparkling Bel Aire belt to make the dress all her own…

{Photos by: Shane Cleminson Photography}

For her flowers, Jordan worked with Cedar Lake florist to create all of her beautiful arrangements and bouquets!

{Photos by: Shane Cleminson Photography}

{Photos by: Shane Cleminson Photography}

Before the ceremony, Jordan and her hubby Thomas wanted to share a private moment together.

Here is the moment Thomas got the first peek at his gorg bride!

{Photos by: Shane Cleminson Photography}

Jordan and Thomas held their wedding at Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan.

You guys, we SQUEAL every time we hear a bride say she’s getting married here - it’s THAT good!

Don’t believe us? Take a look for yourself!

{Photos by: Shane Cleminson Photography}

The reception details were simply perfect!

Lots of hard work and attention to detail went into the decor and it paid off!

We love the whiskey barrel as their guestbook!

{Photos by: Shane Cleminson Photography}

So gorgeous!!

Let’s get to know the newlyweds a little better!
How did Jordan and Thomas meet?

“We actually met the day after high school graduation through some mutual friends during the summer of 2011. We never knew each other in high school because our graduating class was so large. We have been together ever since, so I guess you could say we are college sweethearts!”

How did he pop the question??

“Thomas surprised me with a trip to Chicago in December of 2016. He knew how much I loved Christmas time in the city. He took me to all of my favorite places (Lou’s for some deep dish, Eataly, the Christkindlmarket, and Intelligensia). I just thought it was my Christmas gift. Then he took me to Lincoln Park Zoo to see the lights. We went through the whole park before he got down on one knee mid-snowstorm, it was too perfect! We then celebrated with dinner at Benny’s Chop House!”

Best day ever!! Was it a surprise?

“We had talked a lot about marriage and knew we wanted to get married. I was expecting it to happen eventually, just not then. The day was a complete surprise. He had all of our friends in on it too, I thought we were having a “Friendsmas” but in reality he had something else planned!”

Once she got the ring, it was time to get the dress!

How was Jordan’s wedding gown shopping experience?

“It was more than I could’ve asked for! Everyone at SBB is so welcoming and helpful. I shopped other places but no one made me feel as good as they did! Celine really paid attention to what I wanted and she helped me find the perfect dress. I love that you get support from everyone there, not just one person. They don’t rush you, aren’t pushy, and make you feel beautiful. It was a fantastic experience.”

Aww shucks!

How did she know her dress was "the one"?

“I went in the first time with just my mom and my maid of honor (MOH). Celine pulled the dress and I didn’t think I would like it (because I didn’t think I liked illusion backs). My MOH started crying but I didn’t get that feeling at first. I left and went shopping other places. I kept thinking about the dress after I left. That’s how I knew it was the one. The next time I went back we added a belt and it just completed what I was looking for, then the tears came!”

Let’s talk wedding planning! What was Jordan’s favorite part?

“I must say my favorite part overall was bonding with my mom. She was so supportive when I was stressed and we also had a lot of fun planning it. It was a long, difficult, and exciting process through which my mom and I became even closer. I cannot thank her enough for all that she did.”

So sweet!! What was Jordan’s favorite memory from her big day?

“That is a really tough question. I had many people tell me that your wedding would be “the best day ever.” I truly didn’t understand the meaning of that until I lived through it. It really was the best day ever! I think if I had to pick one moment it would be when Thomas and I did our first look. It was a private moment that was just for us and there was no pressure. I’ll never forget the way we felt when we saw each other for the first time!”

Any advice for brides planning their own wedding?

“Do not stress the little things! There will be things that go wrong on that day but do not let it ruin your day. You are the only person that will know if something didn’t go as planned.

Enjoy every minute of the planning process and every second of your wedding day. I spent almost 2 years planning my wedding and now it’s over! Believe me, I am happy that all of the planning is over but I wish I could go back and relive that day over and over again. Also, during your wedding take some time to take a step back and observe everything going on around you. There will never be another time where all of the same people will be together in the same room. This is a wonderful time in your life and you just need to enjoy it!”

We could not agree with her more!
Thank you SO much, Jordan and Thomas, for allowing us to share your beautiful wedding day!!

Check out the gallery below for even more pictures from their big day!