Going to the Chapel
By Sarah Ryberg | Photography by Crystal Stokes Photography
Posted: Monday, Aug. 05, 2013
Amy Kessler and Eric Jackson always knew they had a connection, but the timing never felt right. When the couple finally started dating, their long-lasting chemistry meant a proposal wasnt far behind. One night, Amy arrived home to find Erics car in her driveway. When I walked in, there were candles, roses, and little notes hed typed up about why he loved me, she says. These notes led me to Eric, where he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
Amy and Eric knew they wanted family to be a big part of the wedding. For the ceremony, Erics grandmother offered Amy her bridal Bible, which had been carried in the grooms family for generations. Touched by the gesture, Amy had their floral designer attach it to her bouquet so that she could carry it down the aisle.
Amys father also played a pivotal role in the day: Having my dad walk me down the aisle, and then having him switch over and take us through our vows, was so very special, she says.
The couple decided to forego the bridal party or a large reception venue, instead enjoying their dream wedding: an intimate chapel ceremony with no fluff and extra stuff, just us.
Dar-Lynns Bridal & Formal Wear
Diamonds Direct SouthPark
Crystal Stokes Photography
Fun Mugs Photo Booth
Wedding Night Hotel
DoubleTree Guest Suites, SouthPark
EJs Cakes, cake
Dresslers Restaurant, catering and reception
St. Marys Chapel, ceremony
David Kessler, clergy
The Petal Shoppe of Monroe, flowers
Shear Design, hairstyle for wedding
Kirsten Carrell Osborne, harpist
NicoleRoseandCo, make-up for wedding
McCormick and Schmicks SouthPark, rehearsal dinner
Rose Chauffeured Transportation, transportation
Mens Wearhouse, tuxedos
Saslows Jewelers, wedding rings
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