September 10, 2022

Photos by Eric & Jamie Photography

How did you two meet?

Jake and I became best friends in sixth grade at Berry Middle School and started our relationship in eighth grade. We went to Spain Park High School and graduated as “middle school sweethearts!” Actually, Jake asked me to marry him on December 3, 2013, on a piece of paper he passed me in the school hallway!

The Proposal

Jake proposed at The Barn at Shady Lane. The room was decorated with flower petals and tea light candles, and the only ones who were in the room were Jake, me and the photographer he secretly hired. Once we got settled, he played a video that included pictures of us together over our years of dating. The video also included footage of him asking my parents and grandparents for their blessing, and family members and close friends sharing their support.

Favorite Wedding Moment

Jake and I did not do a first look. I like to say seeing Jake at the altar felt like a breath of fresh air to me. It felt like we were the only two there at that moment. Seeing his reaction to me walking down the aisle is something I will never forget.

Favorite Wedding Details

We took communion and had our families join us at the altar where our fathers each led a prayer over us. We decided to place my family on Jake’s side and his on mine, so our immediate family got to see our faces during the ceremony. Jake and I also decided to do a choreographed first dance to “Love Like This” by Lauren Daigle. We ended the night driving away in a T-Bird, which made it feel like we were in a movie!

Ceremony Venue: The Eastern Green Reception Venue: The Town Hall in Rosemary Beach, Florida Caterer: Townsend Catering Florist: Florals by the Sea Wedding Planner/Day Of Coordinator: Arden Sanders Events Cake: Barb’s Cakes Wedding Dress: Ivory & White Bridal Boutique Bridal Hair & Makeup: Danielle Ivy Chiepalich Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse Videography: Resolute Wedding Films DJ/Wedding Band: Shane Keller Productions Stationery: Annabelle’s Wedding Night Accommodations: The Pearl Hotel