As a couple accustomed to hitting the bull's eye, Hannah and Jordan aimed for their wedding to be nothing short of the perfect day. The two met through their competitive shooting teams in elementary school, but it was only after their two rival clubs came together in ninth grade that Hannah and Jordan got over the old team rivalry and began to talk. “We love to hunt and still shoot against each other competitively to keep the spark alive,” Hannah says. The two used their country roots as inspiration for their wedding day, filling the venue with rustic and elegant touches.
The couple’s wedding at Cody Creek was a family affair, with the bride’s mother not only in charge of the planning and budget, but also tasked with the styling and arranging the bride’s favorite flowers. “I couldn't have been luckier to have such a talented mom as my florist!” Hannah says.
The array of wildflowers transformed the outdoor ceremony into a beautiful fall canvas, with colorful blooms adorning lanterns, windows, wreaths and the scene-stealing wedding arch. It was under the waterfall of flowers that Hannah and Jordan exchanged vows in front of 300 of their friends and family. “We were so blessed to have all our friends stand at the alter with us and witness our two lives becoming one,” Hannah says.
Following the ceremony, guests moved into the indoor reception space packed full of rustic charm, with décor that included antler chandeliers, wooden cupcake stands, Mason jars and burlap runners. All 48 tables in the reception hall featured one-ofa- kind centerpieces with flowers, candles and Hannah’s favorite animal: owls.
The couple considered preparing the dinner themselves as the bride’s father had experience cooking for other large events, but ultimately decided to use Cody Creek’s catering to provide the array of food. “I’m glad we didn’t follow through because my parents would not have been able to enjoy themselves,” Hannah explains.
During the fun-filled reception, the couple’s candy bar and photo booth quickly became guest favorites throughout the evening. For a special twist on the traditional garter toss, Hannah used the custom event as a chance to give Jordan his groom’s present. Instead of finding the expected band of fabric, Jordan saw a new pistol in a white lace hip holster Hannah had custom ordered. “Needless to say, Jordan and the rest our guests were surprised and loved the idea!” Hannah says.
For a unique send off, the celebration ended with guests roasting s’mores over outdoor fire pits and lighting Chinese lanterns to lift off into the night sky. Hannah says that the day couldn’t have been better: “All the little details…and the tremendous help from our family and friends made our wedding absolutely perfect!”