Jamie + Jason
“He is my first love, and my only love,” says bride Jamie of her groom Jason, whom she met at a friend’s sweet-16 party, became good friends with in college, and finally started dating during senior year. After a proposal-that-almost-wasn’t—the groom had to coax the bride rather forcefully to open the cupcake box that actually contained her ring, when she begged off of dessert, having just gotten home from a celebratory 30th birthday meal with co-workers—the couple got to work planning their 315-guest celebration. At the Omni Hotel, celebrants gathered for a softly lit ceremony, the bride turning heads in her Hayley Paige ballgown. “The reception continued our ceremony theme of elegance with a splash of fun,” Jamie says, “including color-changing uplighting, glow sticks and light-up batons, to keep the party going all night long!” The bride’s favorite moment? The bridal party’s dance to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” of course!