November 22, 2023

A Garden Villa Wedding | Ryan + Jordan

Posted in: Wedding

They went to high school together and knew OF each other but didn’t actually connect until they were both in Colorado and met on Tinder! Ryan and Jordan immediately had a connection so strong that they decided to get married and have their wedding in their home state at The Garden Villa!

You know the couples that are just so happy to get married that they don’t even care if something goes wrong on the wedding day? Yeah, that’s Ryan and Jordan. The two of them were the most chill, go-with-the-flow people I’ve ever worked with. Their Garden Villa Wedding, coordinated by the amazing Melanie Paige Events, was stunning with the blush + sage florals and detailing. But let me share with you the sweet moments of the day.

The new Mr. and Mrs. Fuller decided to have a First Look (mainly to calm the nerves of the day ahead). It was as if they were the only ones around. You can tell their love for each other is deep and doesn’t care what anyone thinks. It’s their story. It’s also a story of a blended family.

Jordan had twin girls 6 years ago – Lydia and Harper. Anyone with kids knows if it comes time to introduce a new person to them, you want to be sure it’s the right person. Someone who is going to treat you right but also treat your kids with love and respect. Someone you want to have an amazing marriage with to have your kids look up to.

Jordan 100% found all of that and then some with Ryan. He started his vows by first sharing such sweet words to the girls before addressing his vows to Jordan. Coming from me, a girl who’s mom remarried when she was 5, I teared up while he read he promises to the girls. He’s fully committed to being there for them and to love them unconditionally. That is HUGE. The girls might not know now the impact that Ryan will have on them but they will realize as they get older. I just see him now sharing the most genuine smiles during the Father Daughter dances at each of the girls’ weddings and OH MY GOSH. I’m actually in tears writing this.


I’m stoked to share my personal favorites from this wedding with you. Let’s first thank all of the AMAZING vendors who absolutely served this couple WELL!


VENUE | The Garden Villa
PHOTOGRAPHER | Justine Marie Photography
PLANNER | Melanie Paige Events

FLORIST | The Anti Bride

DRESS | Dolce by Calla Blanche | Blue Bridal

SUIT | Jos. A. Bank

HAIR | Laura Reynolds Artistry

MAKEUP | Lauren Dove MUA

DJ | Our DJ Rocks

CATERING | Cocktails Catering

CAKE | Bakers Cottage Cakes

INVITES | Minted

CONTENT CREATOR | Wedding Day Content Creator

Shot on Fujifilm

It was time to get a wedding party photo of just the “grown ups” and I didn’t want the girls to feel left out. So I invited them to take a couple pictures themselves on my camera. They loved ittttt!

My second shooter, Katie took the girls to the side and got these cute pics of them😭 I cry.

Throwing it back to September of 2022 when I was emailing Jordan about their plans for the wedding. She told me she was planning to have a dedicated chair to remember Ryan’s Late Father. She was hoping to get their reaction to it so here it is🤍 This was a super sweet moment.

A quick headshot for Emily – the Wedding Day Content Creator!!! She is phenomenal to work with. She flew down from NY to capture behind the scenes iPhone video throughout the wedding day!

Jordan is a biggggg plant mom and loves herself some Monstera. The fact that they had these huge ones at The Garden Villa – it was meant to be😆

Shot on Fujifilm

Shot above and below on Fujifilm

Shot on Fujifilm

First time taking reception shots on Fuji! I thought recently – why not do flash pics during receptions?? It gives off disposable film candid vibes and I LOVE IT.

DJ Staz with Our DJ Rocks is now one of the top DJs I will be recommending to my couples!!! She absolutely SLAYED the song transitions. Like it was actually mind-blowing how clever she was when switching between songs.

You guys – this is how Ryan looks at Jordan ALL THE TIME. Even during the drunken dancing… he LOVES HER.

Above shot on Fujifilm😍

No flash Fujifilm shot

Wishing absolutely every happiness to Mr. and Mrs. Fuller. Thank you so much for letting me capture your love this year! I adore you both!

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