As with most of my clients there is usually a connection of sorts, but my connection with Tonya and Jay goes back to my childhood with a long time family friend, Tonya’s sister, Tina. I loved that from our very first meeting they called me Jessi, because with all the nicknames I have, Jessi is the one name reserved for my family. That sparked an instant feeling of warmth & joy for me that carried throughout Tonya & Jay’s wedding day. Their union was long awaited, full of lots of tears, a father that melted everyone’s heart and proved that no matter how old you get you will always be Daddy’s little girl. So many special friends & family members joined together to lend a hand, a hug and witness these two finally becoming one. Their home church was the perfect setting for their ceremony and allowed for such sweet intimacy, everyone there was deeply involved in Jay & Tonya’s life and were there to affirm & encourage them from the start of their marriage. Once Mr. & Mrs. Fey were pronounced husband and wife we took off to a beautiful back yard extravaganza where guests enjoyed home made BBQ and a true southern reception. Jay & Tonya, I can’t say express just how much I loved being apart of your day, your love, family & friends were truly an inspiration and a blessing to me. I wish you two many happy years of marriage and hope these images bring joy to your heart as your relive your wedding day. Enjoy!
Reception: Private Residence in Gallatin, TN
Wedding Coordinators: Cheryl Resha & Perri Piercy
Hair & Make-Up Artist: Stacey Collins
Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal
Cake Artist: The Painted Cupcake
DJ: David “Hollywood” Saunders
A special thank you to the Jessica Rai Photography Team!
Photographer’s Second Shooter: Rachel Proctor
Photographer’s Assistant: Morgan Wright