Married September 28, 2013Jessica and Carlos met in the ER at Memorial Medical Center he was working as an EMT and she a medical assistant. They would often see each other in passing when he brought patients in from the ambulance. One day, Carlos bumped his gurney into Jessica’s computer, apologized, and promptly introduced himself. Soon after, they had their first date, and the rest is history. Jessica’s main wedding-planning tool was Pinterest. She used the site every opportunity she had, as it really was a fantastic way to see a ton of ideas all together. For both Jessica Featured Wedding and Carlos, the process of planning their wedding was fun and exciting. They were both involved and went to every appointment and made all of the tough decisions together. They agree that this took away a lot of the stress and made it
fun. Jessica worked hard to keep everything as straightforward as possible; she organized everything in spreadsheets, including vendors, address lists, payment records, and anything that could be listed which made everything easily accessible. Things were very systematic.
The couple chose their photographer first, then Jessica’s dress, and everything fell into place from there. The most important thing for Jessica and Carlos was remembering that it was a big party to celebrate their commitment to one another. They wanted to focus on everyone having a good time and enjoying themselves. They made an effort to go with the flow and floated in a good direction.
Both the bride and the groom loved the idea of an outside wedding and Jessica had always loved the idea of a reception in a tent, they found a location in Brentwood that offered both. Since their families are in different geographic locations, Brentwood was a perfect meeting point, almost equal travel distance from both directions. Jessica and Carlos wanted an elegant feel to the day and to keep everything clean and simple, they chose not have a color scheme. For décor, they opted to go with white flowers with rhinestones and other accents.
Jessica gave her girls total control over their dresses. She preferred neutral colors and they liked purple, so they all compromised and went with different shades of purples for the bridesmaids’ dresses and the men wore a light grey.One of the biggest challenges for the couple was attending a wedding every weekend in September leading up to theirs, that made things a little crazy and Jessica was feeling a bit disorganized the week of, but things worked themselves out.
Jessica and Carlos really believe that getting married is a unique event; everything from planning to the actual day is an experience. They loved every moment, and think sometimes it is easy to forget the reason for the big day. “Loving someone is wonderful; sharing your love with others is a remarkable gift. Your wedding day is the start of a journey, so always take time to enjoy it.”
Charleton Churchill Photography
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Newberry Estate Vineyards
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