Jami never imagined the night she was out celebrating her 21st birthday that she’d meet the love of her life Alex. Looking back on the night it was definitely fate, as he was actually there with her cousin Amanda and her husband, but she didn’t know at the time that the cute boy who gave her a smile as she walked in would be the love of her life. Alex proposed to Jami at a family get together, because he knew how important family was to Jami. Instead of pushing her in the pool like she thought he was going to do, he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.
The inspiration for their wedding theme came from great love stories. Jami has always been obsessed (we can relate), so she decided to tell the love story of her and Alex through these details in their wedding. She collected books to use as her centerpieces. Every book had something to do with love or weddings. And she paired each collection of books with a framed quote from a well-known love story.
When Jami was choosing her vendors she went with her “gut-feeling.” She said that every single vendor she chose went above and beyond for her and her special day. Her photographers, The Wedding Format, even hand built a wooden swing for her engagement pictures. Jami’s favorite part of the planning process was trying to come up with ideas that would shock their guests and make them feel welcome. She wanted them to feel like the day not only celebrated her and Alex’s love story, but the part everyone had played in it. By planning this way, her favorite part of her wedding day was how personal the wedding was to both of them. They made sure that every detail was theirs, down to the signs that were made from pictures of them, pointing their family and friends in the right direction. The couple placed personalized thank you notes at every guests spot at the reception. They handed out shots of fireball on the dance floor, because Alex and his friends call themselves the Southside Snakes and that's their drink of choice. Jami says it best when she talks about her wedding, “We didn’t box ourselves in with wedding rules. Our ceremony was relaxed yet classy … and it was 100% us.”
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