Trina and Michael’s Wedding Day

After years of being best friends since a Halloween party their freshman year of college, a cross country trip to the east coast to see one another, they both had the realization this was so much more than just a friendship and a spark had been ignited.  It took several weeks for each of them to decide that this was “it” for them, they had found their person!  Their chemistry together is magnetic!  They love to laugh and those smiles… just made our day so much fun.  Their wedding day was everything they had envisioned, surrounded by family, Michael’s dad helping him put on his USMC uniform and Trina’s mom buttoning her into her dress.  They had an intimate first look on the sandy jetty overlooking the Pacific Ocean and took in the beach air and waves.  Their wedding story continued with their ceremony, filled with a few fun jokes by their friend who officiated plus heartfelt vows and a few tears.  After officially saying their “I Do’s” and having the traditional sword ceremony, it was time to celebrate and dance the night away!  We are so excited to share a glimpse into their dream day!

LeeAnna and Jake's Wedding Day

Ah, LeeAnna and Jake... where do we start with this fabulous down to earth fun-loving couple and their dream wedding day...

(and it seems serendipitous to us that their wedding is the first we have posted since the pandemic began in 2020.)

 

Words at this point don't necessarily have to be spoken anymore to share the emotions and patience that 2020 required from the world.

We very much recall all the conversations with couples as the news hit about shutdowns and specifically remember talking to LeeAnna and Jake 60 days out from their original June 2020 wedding date and all of us coming to terms with the fact that another year of waiting seemed inevitable. LeeAnna and Jake focused their energies together on enduring this journey with the hopes that one day their dream would come to fruition... in the words of the bride, there were a lot of lows with very little highs during the shifts and pivots of COVID-19.

Patience prevailed...

To witness them celebrating with their family and friends was like watching a dream come true.

What we would have taken for granted pre-pandemic magnified the fact that their wedding day was here.

This journey we have all been through is a personal one and left us feeling amiss and made it hard to share any "highs" we may have experienced through a global pandemic.

Jake and LeeAnna's wedding day meant as much to us as it meant to them!

A true symbol that love is the strongest bond and if you can hold on tight and never let go of your dreams, there is a rainbow on the other side.

Congrats Mr and Mrs Thompson, you are one of a kind and we will always remember the laughter, joy and DANCING that you never for a moment took for granted.