I can't tell you how many times I've attempted with what to say here...I have too much I want to share about these two! B and Jake are easily the type to be instant friends with upon meeting. They are both warm, loving, trusting, faithful, open, and in the Navy! That's actually how they met. B is currently stationed in Italy as a nurse, and Jake is in Honolulu. Couldn't be stationed further apart; I think it's a 12 hour time difference. But somehow, their paths were meant to cross so they could meet, fall in love, and get married! When B emailed me their full story of how they met and their courtship, I felt like I was reading a chapter from a Nicholas Sparks novel. They met in Italy right before Jake was about to go back to Hawaii, and decided to give this thing a chance. The emails started, then the skype chats from afar. Keep in mind the crazy time difference! Anyways, through these chats they quickly realized they both were on the same page about so many important things in life: faith and family being the big ones They also realized how much they both loved spending time with each other! When you know, you know, right?!
B's initial email to me was inquiring for a date in March, in which I was already booked leaving me heartbroken since her email was so warm! She literally invited me to be a part of their wedding and to leave my creative mark on it! Um, hello!! DREAM. You can see why I was sad it wasn't going to work out. Well, I got another email from her a week later asking if I shot elopements. Um, YESSS!!! So that's exactly what happened. B and Jake flew Joel and I out to Hawaii to capture and be a part of their wedding day. It was definitely the highlight of my career.
B and Jake, thank you SO SO MUCH for inviting us in and believing in us to capture the magic that is your sweet relationship! It was truly an honor. I am so happy to know you both and hope our paths cross again someday! Maybe one of you will get stationed in Texas down the line! hehe!
Ceremony | White Beach Chapel
Hair and Makeup | Leslie Fair
Bouquet | Watanabe Floral
Manicure | Mandara Spa
Shoes | Poetic Licence