Jessi & Ben's Historic Broad Street Wedding

The historic downtown setting for this Forrest Place wedding is one for the books! Not many couples I know can say they’ve known each other for their entire lives, but Ben & Jessi’s love story is one that has been growing and building since long before the wedding day. 

They have known each other since kindergarten and their relationship is one that exudes a deep friendship and comfort with each other. For their wedding day, they knew that they wanted an intimate affair that reflected their love for their hometown, their family, and…Bojangles!

One of my favorite things in the world is when couples personalize their wedding day with details that reflect so purely who they are. Ben & Jessi love downtown Rome, GA so they chose a beautiful venue that exudes its historic charm right on Broad Street. You can see the unique architecture and vintage beauty of this area reflected in their portraits and in the gorgeous hotel Jessi chose to get ready in (also located on their beloved Broad Street). When they were trying to come up with a fun reception surprise for their guests, they decided to bring in fresh Bojangles chicken biscuits and fries as a late snack- a sentimental touch for this “Bo Time” loving couple! From beginning to end, this Forrest Place wedding day is as breathtaking and elegant as the couple who exchanged their vows at it.
-Lindsey LaRue, photographer

Photography: Lindsey Larue, View Vendor Directory Profile on The Southeastern Bride, Planning, Coordination, and Catering: The Season Events, Getting Ready Venue: Hawthorne Suites, Wedding Venue: Forrest Place, Portrait Location: Historic Broad Street (Rome, Georgia), Bridal Gown: Leanne Marshall with an overskirt by Rebecca Schoneveld from The Sentimentalist, Bridesmaid’s Dress: Show Me Your Mumu, Groom: Hugo Boss from Nordstrom, Hair and Makeup: Stella Blu, Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka, Florals: Bussey’s Florist, Cake: Honeymoon Bakery, Reception Snack: Bojangles Biscuits, Ring Box: The Mrs. Box, Backdrop Balloons: Kate Spade, DJ and Sound: The TC Show