Joel & Devon Brown wed on an October evening in Joel’s parents backyard. First, before we dive into their amazing wedding let’s back up a hair. Joel and Devon met a few years ago while attending Cal Poly. Both were majoring in Landscape stuff (sure wish I could be more eloquent with my words but I’m not sure if it’s Landscape Architecture or what, all I know is that they both deal with plants and the design of yard space). Both were from the Central Valley area and through a course of events I believe it was Devon who stole away Joel’s summer job without knowing she took it from him. Luckily, she no longer works there, instead her relationship with Joel began and bloomed into this amazing friendship (and love of course).
So, on that sweet evening in October Devon put on her wedding dress that didn’t resemble your typical bride, instead it embodied and showcased Devon’s personality and style. Joel waited until Devon was escorted down the aisle to see his bride. He was not disappointed!
Joel’s dad officiated the ceremony. For lack of better words, it was perfect. The best part, for me, was when Fred challenged Joel to wake up every morning before Devon and make her a cup of coffee. Fred has been doing that for his bride ever since the day they got married. That small gesture, the little bit of service done out of love really got to me. What a sweet thing to do for your love one! I had tears in my eyes and a huge smile plastered across my face. Not only did I love what Fred said but I think Joel & Devon are amazing and I was so excited to see them get married!
There really is so much more to share so I’ll try to quickly sum up some of the highlights… After the ceremony the guests mingled at a cocktail party while the wedding party headed out in a limo to take their pictures. Once we got back all the guests were escorted to the tables which were set up like a horseshoe and the food, catered by family friends, began to come out. Four courses were served and every bit of it was delicious! During the French Bistro style reception an accordionist played, guests chatted, and laughter filled the air. After the dinner ended people mingled a little more and helped themselves to delicious desserts provided by The Doted Apron. First dances were danced, toasts were given, and hugs were exchanged wrapping up a sweet, intimate night where friends and family gathered together to celebrate J&D Brown.