We met Paul & Jess in a Starbucks last summer and we got to learning about them quick. How both of them had really sort of been through the “relationship ringer”, as they say, and were in a season of just wanting to be single for a while when their paths crossed. Paul’s best man, Adam, connected them and at first they were reluctant to even meet but finally gave in.
And oh how that giving in turned into something so sweet.
Paul shared their story of the night he asked Jess to be his wife, and how he involved Jess’s two young daughters. It was the best. His love for Jessica and her daughters was emanating from him.
We spent several evenings over laughs and food, talking and dreaming about their upcoming day together. And then just like that it was here. Her aunt’s home was alive with raucous, celebratory family conversations as they all prepared to witness Paul & Jess wed. As night fell, the party got even louder and more joyous. There was even two spot-on renditions of Justin Beiber’s “Baby” and Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby” to really top the night off well.
And as Paul & Jessica sped off into the horizon, new husband and wife, we again noticed how warm and bright and alive the house seemed, even as the guests had all but dispersed. “Your home was perfect for today. And we felt so relaxed and at home ourselves here, ” we both told her aunt.
It was indeed a pretty phenomenal place for a wedding for these two. And it was a pretty phenomenal day overall.
Here’s some of that day in pictures. Paul + Jessica….