Most love stories start with butterflies in your stomach, or the yearning question, “Do they like me too?”. But when I asked Jessica and James how they met, they practically told me it was love at first sight without saying it was love at first site. Set to go on a sailboat for the afternoon, Jessica was accompanied by James’ friend who later introduced them. I imagine it going something like this.
“Hey James this is Jessica!”
“Hey Jessica I’m James. Welcome aboard my sailboat!”
**Jessica and James locked eyes and locked hearts**
Guys, all the heart eyes over here!
Jessica and James’ St. Pete wedding was practically magic. Held at the Mirror Lake Lyceum, their ceremony and reception was wrapped up in old St. Pete charm. Their theme complemented the decor with eucalyptus and dim candlelight. When I arrived, the vibes were amazing. Walking into an old historic building always makes me feel at home. The smells, the light. Even more so when you have your couples family wrapping you up in kindness.
Jessica got ready in one of the front historic rooms, which filled her smile with the brightest light. Before walking down the aisle, James gave her the most thoughtful gift – a journal with a letter for every day they were engaged. I knew if she didn’t burst into tears I surely would!
Jessica and James were married in the main room, which was later converted into their reception area. I loved watching the night unfold under the vaulted ceilings, and the sounds of tapping dance feet on the original hardwood floors.
Working with Jessica and James wasn’t much like work at all, but like hanging out with old friends. It was amazing to see their love pour into each other and God all day. I’m so honored to know them!