Kara and John’s wedding was our third wedding in the picturesque, antebellum town of Natchez, Mississippi. We have fallen in love with Natchez over the years and are getting pretty cozy with the wonderful families and groups of friends there.
Kara was a bridesmaid in Becky and Kellen’s Natchez wedding, which Ben photographed in 2008. Ben and Kara hit it off at Becky’s wedding when they discovered they liked a lot of the same bands. We have stayed in touch with Kara and were just waiting for the day when she would find her guy. As Ben would always tell me long before Kara even met Jon, “That is going to be a FUN wedding.”
And now we can finally confirm… yes it was.
Kara and Jon, besides being drop-dead beautiful people, are also stylish, hilarious, and full of personality. Kara doesn’t exactly have a filter – she loves to laugh and she will tell it like it is, in her wonderful, sharp Southern accent. Jon is her perfect match, except for the Southern part. The two of them love to tease each other over their Southern/Northern differences.
Kara grew up in Natchez, conditioned in Southern charm among the stately antebellum homes, so it was only natural to want to have her wedding at a Natchez plantation. Kara and Jon were married at Brandon Hall Plantation under a giant oak tree draped in lights. They had cocktail hour before the ceremony so guests could get drinks in their hands, then left a big window for her ceremony time and told us to just call it when the sky was right. To our relief, the sky turned deep blue, and what resulted was the perfect twilight setting, which felt romantic and magical. Afterward, everyone danced the night away under the big Southern sky.
We have been lucky to travel all over the world, but the little town of Natchez continues to be one of the places we get the most excited about. Make sure to take a look at our other Mississippi weddings!