Although the wedding almost didn’t happen due to the pandemic, these two were sure they couldn’t wait another day to make it official. Rain, wind, tornado or shine…they were getting hitched! Joshua Anderson and Jessica Hibbard finally wed on May 30th, 2020 at the beautiful Wild Heart Springs in Wilder Idaho after years of building their love story. The pair met in middle school and Josh knew that Jessie was the girl for him, but life took them on different paths as they grew, until they reunited in 2018 and the seeds of love that they planted as young adults began to blossom.
The day began with family and friends helping set up the beautiful ceremony and tables, while the girls puffed on makeup as curling irons sizzled in the background. Jessie was beyond calm, she just wanted to have her girls with her and get right up to the alter to be with her soon-to-be husband. Her gown was a breathtaking lace and sparkle number by Mori Less that was handpicked at Margene’s Bridal in Boise. It added the perfect touch of whimsy to the lush greenery that surrounded the property and gave her a glow that truly said “here comes the bride”.
The couple decided on a a private vow reading that had everyone within earshot in tear and kept the ceremony traditional. They added personal touches with a beautiful reading and prayer by Jessie’s grandfather a song played by her bridesmaid and friend, while the couple came down the isle.
The striking view was a perfect pairing for this outdoorsy couple, who kept the whole event simple and let the nature shine though, and shine it did! A strong burst of stormy weather had everyone running to shelter, but it didn’t phase Josh and Jessie. They said their vows and when the raindrops started falling, they kept cheerful, since it was just a small bump in the road to their new life together. It was amazing to see the support of all the guests as they rushed into action and set up the wedding inside, while the wind whipped and the rain poured. It was later found out that one of Jessie’s favorite things is a thunderstorm, so I think it couldn’t have happened to a more suited couple. The reception was full of love, from the emotional toast by Jessie’s father, to the flash-mob choreographed mother-son dance and don’t forget the playful smash of cake in the face ( no plates or forks needed).
As the lights began to dim, the dancing feet slowed and the guests made path of sparklers in the night to send them off onto their honeymoon. The couple said their goodbyes and sped off in a beautiful vintage ford truck restored by the Anderson family, more than ready to spend the rest of their lives together.
Congratulations Joshua and Jessie Anderson!