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The Historic Post Office Wedding | Jordan + Jacob

Jordie and Jacob had such a beautiful Historic Post Office wedding a couple weeks ago! I try to always get blogs up the same week as the wedding, but this month has been insane. So, they now are receiving this as a Thanksgiving present. Not sure if that is a thing, but I'm here for it.

The Historic Post Office wedding

Jordie was a referral from a former wedding planner in Kansas City. Hannah, the wedding planner, was such a good friend of mine and even helped coordinate my own wedding. Knowing Hannah was a bridesmaid made this an easy wedding to look forward to. Well, I look forward to all weddings, but certain ones will always have a special place in my heart.

The Historic Post Office wedding

The day was cold and these two planned an outdoor ceremony. I shouldn't have been surprised considering Jordie was the one who wanted engagement pictures in the snow. Despite the cold temperatures, their full wedding party was nothing but smiles all day. Jordie even mentioned how she was comfortable in the temperatures while I was bundled in a billion layers.

The Historic Post Office wedding in Ottawa

One of my favorite parts of the day had to be toward the end when they gave back to those who mean so much to them. Instead of a traditional anniversary dance, Jordie and Jacob surprised two of their favorite couples with their own dance. Jacob's parents and Hannah, wedding planner/bridesmaid, were both celebrating anniversaries, so they were able to receive their own dance on this special day.

The Historic Post Office wedding outdoor ceremony

Thank you so much Jordie and Jacob for allowing me to be part of your Historic Post Office wedding! Here's your preview!

Venue: Historic Post Office

Florist: Wild Hill Flowers

Makeup: Naturally You

Gown: True Society

Photography and Videography: E. Golden Moments

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- Hear from the bride -

Share the inspiration and atmosphere you're creating for your wedding:

Our overall atmosphere goal was something rustic and industrial. We loved the idea of an outdoor wedding in the fall and chose our wedding colors to match that style. We wanted to provide a warm and intimate setting for the event while incorporating things that we love and that mean something special to us, which is why we had a big focus on the apple cider donuts from the Louisburg Cider Mill, where we got engaged.

Share how (or why) you chose your wedding venue(s):

We chose the Historic Post Office because of how perfectly it fit our needs for the atmosphere we wanted to cultivate. The outdoor garden area was a beautiful setting for the ceremony. We also really loved the more elegant setting in the ballroom for the reception, as well as the more rustic feel of the speakeasy downstairs for the cocktail hour. Everything the Historic Post Office had to offer fit us perfectly so it was a no brainer for us to choose them for our wedding.

What is your most valuable piece of advice you can share with future couples planning their wedding?

Not being afraid to reach out to family/friends to ask for help. People are usually wanting to help and be involved more than you'd think, so you shouldn't feel pressure to do everything yourself. We also loved that Elizabeth has a Facebook group just for her brides, it was such a great place to bounce questions and answers off each other.

What was your favorite part of the planning process?

It was fun to think of small details to include in different parts of the wedding that would showcase our personalities and likes. Getting a chance to be creative in the way we named our signature drinks, using the names of our dogs, was a highlight of the process.

The Historic Post Office wedding reception

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Elizabeth is a Kansas City wedding photographer who specializes in bright and airy images.

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