Kelsey + Jake
How did you meet?
Halloween 2009, I was a freshman in college who had made friends with his high school friends. He was in town visiting said friends and I happened to come over that night 🙂 We were instant friends and stayed that way until 2015 when we finally lived near by each other and began dating.
When did you know they were the one?
The first night we met I knew he was someone that would be in my life forever. The first date we went on was when I knew he was definitely the one.
What are your three favourite attributes of your partner
He always makes me laugh. He is the most selfless person I have ever met. The amount of love he has for our son.
Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?
I first saw Willow on your Instagram (long before being engaged 😬) and knew I needed to try it on when the day came. When I put it on I fell in love and instantly was able to imagine myself in it on my big day.
Who proposed and how?
He proposed at a beach just out of town that we frequently visited to collect abalone shells and sea glass.
What was the best moment for you at the wedding?
I had so much fun at our reception. I think I danced from the moment it began to the moment it ended.
What surprised you most at or about your wedding?
How much I was actually able to enjoy it. I had so many people tell me “how quickly it passes by” and “you barely get to enjoy it” but I felt like I was able to enjoy every second of my day.
What advice would you tell other brides?
Make it yours. Don’t follow what everyone else does and don’t do the traditional thing if that’s not a reflection of you!
What was the one thing you did differently for your wedding?
We didn’t have bridesmaids and groomsman. We have a son and felt like we wanted to make the day about our little family. Instead my husband walked down the isle holding our 11 month old and once I got to the alter we passed him off to my mom for the ceremony.
West Shore Cafe and In, Homewood, California
Love and lupines
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