Jen Causey-Kidder
Jen Causey-Kidder April 25, 2013

real wedding | dave + jen

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We have a gorgeous rustic, farm wedding for you today from the very talented Ashely Davis Photography. Despite a tragic bachelor party accident (and a little rain!), Dave and Jen were able to make best of their beautiful wedding day!


“There were so many moments! The whole weekend was magical, celebrating life & love with our family & friends, but my two favorite moments were the sacred alone time Dave & I spent together in the back garden taking it all in (we had been apart for 2 weeks prior so it was so nice to have those few moments to ourselves to reflect on everything).  AND our first dance–we weren’t sure if Dave would be able to be out of his wheel chair for that long. But he was and it was perfect! I still get chills every time I think about it…and hear the song “Faithfully” by Journey…

Two weeks before our wedding, at his Bachelor Party in Austin, TX, Dave was run over by a boat. The prop sliced his deltoid in half and shattered his kneecap. He also broke several ribs and punctured his lung. Getting that call while at work on a Friday late afternoon was one of the scariest moments of my life. For as serious as the accident was, every aspect could not have gone better, as strange as it is to say. It’s almost impossible to put into words how fortunate we felt that Dave was not more seriously injured and my only thought was — he is alive, who cares about the rest. Immediately after the accident, Dave’s spirits were high and he stayed positive throughout. He never once thought about postponing the wedding even though the doctors weren’t sure he’d be out of the hospital in time. With great support, prayers and positive vibes from family and friends–he made it home the Thursday before our Saturday wedding, in a wheel chair, but with a huge smile:)


…We had tons of help the 2 weeks before the wedding! Given the fact that Dave, who is the primary wedding planner of this duo, was recovering in a hospital in Austin, our groomsmen totally stepped in for last minute help. The guys coordinated getting all of our decor elements to the farm, bottling our signature cocktails, staying in close contact with our wedding planner to pull together tons of details. My sister, Leanne, was a trooper and took charge over the bridesmaids and other willing friends to make sure other small details did not get missed. I can’t say enough wonderful things about our wedding planner, Hope. Without her, this wedding would not have been nearly the special event that it was. In general, so many of our friends and family pulled together to make the best of a tough situation and it could not have been more perfect.


photographer:  Ashley Davis Photography // venue: Lyon’s Farmette // catering: Big Bang Catering // florist: Brighter Day Floral Design // dress: Romona Keveza from Felice Bridal // shoes: Badgley Mischka // hair: Twig Salon // cake: Spruce Confections // pies: Granny Scott’s Pie Bakery // bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew // Band: Kort McComber Duo and The Goonies Band // Event Planner: Hope Schalck from The Wedding Studio // ice cream truck: Coaches Scoop

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