We had the pleasure of working with Jenny + George on their gorgeous wedding at Chardonnay Golf Club. It was such a privilege to coordinate with K Events. The outdoor reception had the most spectacular view and the couple exchanged vows under a gorgeous tree. Jenny + George did not take their eyes off each other and we just couldn't seem to either.
We met Freshman Year in P.E. class. George transferred into my class two weeks into the school year and sat right in front of me. For weeks I stared at the back of his head (one with a lot more hair :) ) Intrigued by the cute and quiet new kid, I thought of ways to introduce myself. One morning, my friends and I were doodling on my notebook when I thought of a conversation starter. I wrote "Jorge" on a piece of paper and tapped my neighbor on the shoulder saying, "Look, I wrote your name." Without skipping a beat he responded, "That's not how you spell my name." Somewhat embarrassed, for the first and really the last time in our relationship, I admitted I was wrong about something and we became friends. Over the next four years we helped each other get through high school, I helped George pass Anatomy (really, the actual class) and he helped me through all of my high school boyfriend drama (there was a lot). We bonded through sports, both playing basketball for our high school and both winning a District Championship, mine was first! I even gave him his favorite nickname, which has stuck with him after fifteen years, "Feet!" And through it all, we were best friends, but my crush on George never quite went away. (He may deny it, but I think the feeling was mutual.) <Insert years of missed opportunities and awkward moments>*
For college, when I decided to move almost 3,000 miles across the country, George was one of the people who took me to the airport to say a tearful (me of course) goodbye. My friends at Stanford quickly learned of my friend Feet. Through college in California (J), paramedic, EMT school, and fire college (G), and a semester abroad in Spain (J), we talked on the phone all the time. But toward the end of college we began to grow apart, and during law school we barely even spoke. My roommate from Stanford (and one of my beautiful bridesmaids), Wynn, was so surprised to learn when she came to visit me that my new friends at Notre Dame didn't even know about Feet. It wasn't until after law school, that we reconnected. When I moved back home to Miami, I had convinced myself there would never be anything more than friendship between us and it was best we keep our distance, but George somehow snuck his way back into my everyday life and slowly but surely we picked up right where we left off. Thanks to my ACL surgery and my unemployment while I anxiously waited for my bar exam results, in October 2010, I had a lot of free time on my hands. So, George agreed to watch all of the Harry Potter movies with me, leading up to the final one that would come out in November. It turns out that six 3 hour movies was the perfect amount of time to stir up some feelings for both of us. But it wasn't until April 2011 when a "tipsy" George finally told me he wanted to be more than friends. After a full weekend celebrating his 26th Birthday, we finally decided to give this whole "dating thing" a shot.
And the rest was history..
Event Planner/ Coordination: K Events | Day of Coordination: ROQUE Events | Venue + Catering: Chardonnay Golf Club | Photographer: Meyerott Photography & Cinema | Floral Design: Valley Flora | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Linen: La Tavola Linen | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Bridesmaid Dresses: Badgley Mischka | Hair + Makeup: Beauty by MH | Invitations: Melissa Hernandez Invitations | Calligraphy Design: Alame Designs | Photo Booth: A Flying Camera | Videographer: Spencer Sarson Visuals | Cake + Dessert: Sweetie Pies