Kate and Jeffrey "met" on OKCupid in May 2013. Kate made the first move by reaching out and sending the first message to Jeffrey. They began to talk and seemed to hit it off! Cupid's arrow strikes again!
iFor there first date, and first time meeting in person, they spent the day in Philadelphia. As Kate approached the corner they had agreed to meet on and saw Jeffrey, she had to laugh to herself. She had come dressed in jean shorts while he was waiting in a suit jacket. She felt quite under dressed.
First they spent some time walking around Rittenhouse Park getting to know each other followed by sushi at Fuji Mountain. They finished off the day at Kate's favorite Philly bar, Dirty Franks.
From their first summer together 'til this day, Kate loves their summer days spent together. Her favorites are times spent at fairs and carnivals on ferris wheels and watching fireworks together. Although, she suspects Jeff has been letting her win at the carnival games.
Proposal in the Poconos
Kate wore a chiffon gown from designer Lilian West. The dress features a full sleeve, illusion back detail, and some of the most gorgeous floral lace. She completes the look with a simple ivory fingertip length veil and babies breath-esque headpiece woven into her beautifully boho braid.
"I honestly was not expecting to find my wedding dress at my first appointment. I'm very picky when it comes to dresses, and I remember have to shop at 10+ stores to find my prom dress in high school. The dress I ended up choosing was the third dress I tried on and I knew right away that it was the one because I started crying."
The Big Day
In proper boho wedding fashion the couple were married outdoors surrounded by some of the most gorgeous scenery. Pictureque vineyards behind them and gorgeous canopy of flowers and greenery above.
The vows were their own and filled with emotion. "We both said that we're going to adopt a lot of pets together, and I had to laugh that we both thought to include that in our vows."
During the first dance Jeff whispered how gorgeous Kate looked in her gown and Kate fought to hold back tears of joy.
From Pinterest to Perfect
Planning that perfectly curated wedding is one thing and often the matter of well crafted Pinterested board. Pulling it off, is another beast entirely.
Kate's favorite part of planning her wedding was the designing her vision. And she did an incredible job! But she knew she would need the perfect team of experts to pull it off.
Onto the Next Adventure
It may not come as a surprise, but as far as the future is concerned, Jess and Kate see a lot of furbabies in the cards. And some human babies someday as well.
They also have a burning desire to travel the world together. This November they are trekking off to Reykjavik, Iceland in hopes to the the Northern Lights!