Chattanooga bride and groom embrace after wedding, featured on The Pink Bride {Real Wedding: Jacques + Jessica} Chattanooga wedding details and inspiration, featured on The Pink Bride {Real Wedding: Jacques + Jessica}


Jessica Justice & Jacques McClendon


Featured in the Summer 2013 Chattanooga Pink Bride Magazine


Love Story: Jacques and I have known each other since about the 6th grade. I was always so nervous to talk to him! I guess like little boys do, he picked on me every time he got the chance. After high school, Jacques went to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville while I went to Lee. We always stayed in touch, and during college, I realized my life would never be complete without him. Looks like I hooked the man of my dreams! He proposed July 23, 2011, and we were married March 31, 2012.


Wedding Details: I really wanted our wedding to be a true reflection of Jacques and I both. My vision was classy and elegant, but yet very fun and a bit traditional. I have been told that I have a unique taste…unique in the way that anything goes. I think both of our personalities were really brought to life.

Our colors were plum, orange and champagne. My flowers really popped; they were exactly what I wanted. My bridesmaids wore a strapless dress in plum by Bill Levkoff with a champagne peep-toe heel. Jacques made the decisions on his apparel that day. He said a white jacket and bow tie were a must. (Somehow, he managed to sneak on a pair of Space Jam Jordan high tops on as his dancing shoes for the reception.)

One very important detail was hiring a photographer. They say you don’t remember the little details, and I am so happy that John and Lindsey Bamber captured the best moments. I have been looking back on those pictures every day, and I know I will for many years to come. When it came to planning, I left little details up to my mom and best friends. I am more of a pen-and-paper type of girl, so I made lots and lots of notes as well as a vision board with bridal magazine pieces.


Wedding Day: The weekend of the wedding, my whole bridal party came into town and stayed at my parents’ house. My parents, Wanda and David, have been married for 30 years. I felt blessed to be able to reflect on their marriage with them the day before I married my best friend. All day on Saturday while getting ready was perfect. I had all my best friends in the room with me. It seriously was so laid back and relaxed I was unbelievably calm. I was happy the entire day! Being a daddy’s girl, the one thing that made me cry was giving my dad his “I loved her first” cufflinks.


Photographer: Bamber Photography

Wedding Planner: Kendra Bailey with Ever After Bridal

Florist: Perry’s Petals

Caterer: Ahmed Alshabibi, Alshabibi Catering

Cake: The Village Bake Shop

Invitations: Dicks Graphics

Jewelry, Bridal Shop, Bridal Party Attire, and Formalwear: Ever After Bridal

Ceremony Location: North Cleveland Church of God

Reception Location: Museum Center at 5ive Point

Music/Entertainment, Rentals and Decor: Sound Force Entertainment