Powell Wedding / by Laura Reaney

You would never have guessed it, but almost everything at Jessica and Joe's wedding was put together not by wedding professionals, but by their families. The wedding was held in Joe's mom and step-dad's beautiful backyard, Jessica's mom actually made two beautiful, intricate dresses for Jessica, the dessert table was full of handmade cookies and fudge and Joe and Jessica themselves brewed all the beer and wine at the wedding.  At the end of the night when I commented on how great it was that so many people pitched in to make this day do great, Jessica's mom said, "This is how a family is supposed to be." It was really inspiring to see two families so happy to be brought together by two great people.