“David knew I wanted to get married here one day. My family has been coming to Jekyll for fifty years, ever since my grandmother drove her six kids down every summer from Elmira, New York. I remember my mom and aunts doing French braids and putting sunscreen on fourteen little girls— that’s how many of us there were . . . We wanted our wedding to be all about family, and when we think about Jekyll, we think about family.”
As told to Jennifer Senator
Photograph by Brooke Roberts
Jessica and David Ivey live in Washington, D.C., and were married on Jekyll Island in 2015.