& John David Rodgers
Photography by Jenna Marie Co.
December 31, 2021 / The Nest at Ruth Farms
Jennah and John David were set up by mutual friends. At the time, they lived in different states, so Jennah was ecstatic when he offered to drive five hours to where she lived so he could take her on a date.
The night John David proposed, Jennah was under the impression she was attending a friend’s celebration dinner at their house. To her surprise, she watched a music video John David made on a movie screen, then she walked to a courtyard where he was down on one knee. They tied the knot on New Year’s Eve, just a few days after the one-year anniversary of their first date
Ideas & Inspirations
Jennah was inspired by modern wedding trends and used black, white and gold wedding colors to create a timeless look. She didn’t incorporate many decorations, but filled the space with flowers from Haute Poppies. They used white baby’s breath, hydrangeas, roses and lilies to accomplish a sleek, modern design. Weddings a la Carte served as their day-of coordinator, and Jennah was blown away by her attention to detail.
“I had a vision for a huge party atmosphere and an all-white venue,” Jennah said. “A lot of the wedding planning was executed by my mom so she deserves a shout-out! We couldn’t have done it without her!”
Jennah and John David’s first dance was to “Lifetime” by Justin Bieber. She’s not much of a slow dancer, but looks back at this sweet and surreal moment with a smile on her face.
MOMENTS & MEMORIES
Jennah wanted to incorporate two popular wedding trends into their wedding day. She asked her bridesmaids to wear black jumpsuits so that they would be more comfortable, and she loved that it went along with the wedding’s modern aesthetic. Jennah and John David bought all the groomsmen and house party customized Champion sweatshirts with an enlarged picture of the couple on the front.
Jennah and John David asked their wedding party to split up into two groups and perform a choreographed dance to rap songs down the aisle at the beginning of the ceremony. They asked their grandmothers to be the flower girls and dance down the aisle to “Dancing Queen” by ABBA. They knew that they wanted to have a fake exit and party until the New Year, so they asked their wedding guests to wear black, silver or gold in honor of the holiday!