When did you know that you were meant to be with each other?
Jenny: I knew I had fallen for Jamie after a conversation we had while sitting together by a stage at Lollapalooza, when Jamie was talking to me about her future wife - and the adventures she wanted to take, and her trips to Africa, and I kept thinking, “Man.. I wanna be her future wife”… she spoke with such passion and love, it was irresistible.
Tell us about your big day…
Jenny: I didn’t know what to expect that day. I never had a vision of what I would want a wedding to be, so I was just hoping that nothing would go wrong. And as far as I am aware, nothing did! The months of planning, stress and excitement eventually led to the most amazing day. As a procrastinator, I was finishing things up until the very last second, but once it was my turn to walk down the isle, everything else fell in to place. It was a gorgeous, sunny day - and we were staying at the incredible Journeyman Historic House just next door with most of the bridal party and a few friends - enjoying mimosas, playing pool and beautifying. The venue (Journeyman Distillery) was gorgeous, thanks to our wedding planner, one of Jamie’s Matrons of Honor, Reagan. The ceremony was beautiful (at least I think so), and Jamie was the most stunning I had ever seen her. The whole evening went by so fast, it is almost a blur, but I remember there being a lot of dancing and delicious food and cocktails. There was even a moment of karaoke during a Celine Dion ballad.
Again, I didn’t know what to expect, but I couldn't image a more incredible day. Definitely the most memorable and important day of my life. Thank goodness we had wonderful photographers and friends, Michelle and Robyn Lytle, to capture it all.
Going into the wedding planning, what did you definitely know?
We knew we wanted the venue to be outside of the city, and we knew we had a strict budget.
What surprised you during planning? What was easy, what was difficult?
Jenny: How many small, little tiny details go in to planning a wedding. Literally, every minute of the day is planned out, and every decoration or song are perfectly placed. It was definitely a challenge. Not having spent my whole life planning and dreaming about this day like some girls do, I had no idea all of what a wedding entailed. But - I think that making it through planning helped bring us even closer together, and the end product was well worth it.
Is there anything you wish you knew while you were planning your wedding that you know now?
Jenny: That everything, somehow, works itself out and gets done.
Any advice for couples planning weddings now? Anything you would have done differently?
Jenny: Don’t procrastinate.