So, here’s the deal with this couple: Lee won American Idol in 2010 and Jonna is an actress and model, but Lee and Jonna are so, so, SO very much more than those labels and we feel so blessed to have been a part of their wedding day.
Lee and Jonna are seriously such genuine, sweet, creative and ridiculously in love people! As you will see below, they had an amazing wedding filled with absolutely gorgeous details. More importantly, we can say with 100% honesty that there were several times during their wedding day when we (both Marianne and Joe) were getting totally misty because the emotion was just so genuine, spontaneous, and unexpectedly raw.
Watching Jonna dance with her Grandma (who was in a wheelchair for almost all of the rest of the day) to “My Girl” while her Grandma happily and softly sang to Jonna as they gently swayed was so ridiculously cute! Then the song asked “who can make me feel this way?” and Jonna’s Grandma looked Jonna right in the eye, pointed directly at her, and answered with conviction: “My girl!” Wow! What a moment! THEN Lee started dancing with them and Jonna stepped aside and it was just Lee and Grandma dancing as the next chorus asked “who can make me feel this way?” Again, Grandma pointed right at Lee and proudly sang out “My boy.” My goodness! I’m getting all teary-eyed just writing about it!!!
As part of his toast, Jonna’s Dad struggled to keep it together as he sang a song that he sang to her as a little girl: “The Pickers are Comin’.'” Go check out the lyrics to that song and imagine your Dad singing it to you at your wedding. Waterworks were flowing like nobody’s business!
Later in the evening Lee (a person who has performed in front of MILLIONS of people LIVE) played his guitar and sang the song that he wrote for his bride. It was a beautiful song and a beautiful moment by itself. But when he had to stop a couple of times to take a breath and laugh off the fact that he was getting a little choked up, it was just… yeah. You get it.
The day was absolutely filled with these moments and it was so amazing to be there to experience it.
If you would like to see some more of Jonna and Lee’s gorgeous wedding details check out their featured post on Style Me Pretty!
More awesome Maravilla Gardens weddings can be seen here