Photography by Milena Sefferovich Photography.
From the groom ... Jaime and I met a little over 5 years ago. She was in college and I just moved back from NY. We lived right next to each other, and I got her number when she was my server. We dated for only a little while but nothing to serious. We both moved on in our own directions and kind of lost contact with each other.
Move forward two years, a failed Facebook stocking opportunity (I invited Jamie to a party I was throwing after 2 years of not talking) and one text (Jaime felt bad that she couldn't make the party and ivied me to meet her at a bar) that changed both of our lives and - bam - we were dating.
I can 100% honestly say when I first laid eyes on Jaime, the second time around, I knew that we were going to get married. On our second date I told her I loved her, and around date four I told her we were going to get married. I would not suggest this move for any single guys or girls. But somehow it worked out and March 4, 2009 Jaime said yes under the Golden Gate bridge.
We were going to have the wedding in Tucson and never even considered a destination wedding. Then we went on a summer trip with Jamie's family to Michigan. We went on a morning run from Jamie's Aunts house and ended up in the Village of Bay Harbor. They were setting up a wedding on the lawn and we both said "we should get married here." When we came back with the idea to Jamie's Mom (The Wedding Boss) and she loved it. And everything fell into place from there.
Special touches were the people, who honestly made the wedding so amazing. We had little things that were important to us, U of A cufflinks, Borrowed very expensive diamond earnings, U of A flag flying the day of the wedding, but it was our family and friends who made this such a special event.