The Barn at Sarah Bella | Jen & Chuck Photography

The Barn at Sarah Bella | Jen & Chuck Photography

Mario & Kristen’s Wedding at The Barn at Sarah Bella | Jen & Chuck Photography


Photographers: Jen & Chuck Photography

Venue: The Barn at Sarah Bella

Hair and Makeup Artist: Ann Marie S. Walley & Stephanie Thompson Coats at Antonian Salon

Dress: Bella Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Shoes: Converse

Florist: Distinctive Floral Design

Cake: Nita Lee

Kristen and Mario have been an absolute pleasure to get to know.  Kristen is the sweetest person and Mario has a witty sense of humor that made the prospect of their April 1st wedding very intriguing.  Even though we didn’t witness any pranks, we had a very eventful day to document!

Bride in the hair and make-up chair
It all started at Antonian Salon, in Gulfport, Mississippi for us. When we arrived the girls were already in the chairs getting ready. Stephanie and Ann Marie worked very quickly and masterfully to get Kristen and her party on their way to enjoy the day.
Jen & Chuck Photography | Dress Illuminated by Window
Kristen’s stunning gown.
Wedding dress hanging on a custom hanger
We started off by telling you about how sweet Kristen is, but we definitely don’t want to leave out Mario. Kristen initially wanted a customized hanger for her dress but decided against it. Mario wasn’t having that and took the opportunity to leave a sweet little surprise for his soon to be wife.
bride putting her dress on
Kristen was so elegant
custom shoes
Sweet kicks built for comfort
Bride in Waiting
We had to put Kristen away as Mario was due to arrive.

Bride peaking through the window to see if the groom has arrived yet

Bride and groom pray in the doorway
When Mario did arrive, he couldn’t resist at least holding Kristen’s hand and sharing a prayer.
Groom and Daughter
Mario had a present for his daughter before the ceremony.
Grooms mother pinning boutinniere
Mario’s mother was just as fun and sweet as Mario!
Kristen and Kayla
Kayla was so happy to add Kristen to her family. She was also an astonishing help all throughout the day making sure that Kristen’s dress didn’t drag the ground and running around and wrangling family for photos. We couldn’t have pulled it off without you Kayla!
Kristen in her reception area
Kristen showcasing her gorgeous gown in the reception area of the Barn at Sarah Bella
Kristen taking a moment on the swing
There is always time to take advantage of a swing in the branches of a giant oak tree.
some of Kristen's details
Beautiful bouquet made by:Distinctive Floral Design
beauty of a long veil
Kristen’s veil was incredible.
Kristen and her grandmother
Kristen and her grandmother shortly before the ceremony. They shared this moment and we are thankful we were able to capture it.

Bridal set

begining of the ceremony

meeting at the alter
The ceremony proceeded beautifully. Mario and Kristen waited patiently to see each other until that moment.

Jen & Chuck Photography | Beautiful Ceremony

outdoor ceremony under a giant oak tree

exchanging the rings

first kiss

portraits after the ceremony
They gave us plenty of time after the ceremony to get some phenomenal shots, and I think they liked the quiet time together as well.

More shots after the ceremony

Family photo
The Garcia’s all together!
the full bridal party
Great looking bridal party
bridesmaids formal shot
Just the Bridesmaids with the bride
bride and groom first dance
The Barn at Sarah Bella made for a terrific setting for both the outdoor ceremony and the reception inside the barn.
father and daughter dance
Mario and Kayla shared a Father/Daughter dance

Reception dancing

wedding cake

cutting the cake
There may have been a little cake smash with this cake cutting. This beautiful cake was made by: Nita Lee
bouquet toss
The party continued with the bouquet and garter toss

getting the garter

portraits by the pond
We were able to sneak out with them again for a little walk around sunset to capture a few more images.

sunset pictures with the newlyweds

sparkler exit

dip and kiss at the sparklers
Thank you, Kristen and Mario, for letting us be a part of your wedding day. You are a beautiful couple and make our hearts happy to see your smiles.

Location: 48 Flat Top Rd, Picayune, MS 39466.