Jake and Jessie met for the first time in the summer of 2005 at a friends party. They became very close and started to go on dates to concerts, fireworks and some amazing restaraunts. When summer ended, Jake went back to school at Michigan State University and Jessie went back to Central MichiganUniversity and they fell out of touch. Jake graduated Michigan State in 2006 and backpacked through Europe for 9 months, visiting countries like Italy, Ireland, England, and Germany. It wasn't until 2007 when Jake came home from Europe and Jessie was home from school that the two met again at a friends birthday party.
They started talking again and decided that this time, they wouldn't let distance get in their way. They've been virtually inseperable ever since. Jake would visit Jessie almost every weekend for her remaining college years. When she graduated in 2010, they moved in together and discovered their love of travel. While on vacation in Cancun last September, Jake stopped Jessie's heart under the Gazebo overlooking the crystal clear sea by asking her to marry him in front of a crowd of friends. All Jessie could get out was "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?", a big fat yes, and a ton of tears.
Maid of Honor.
Little sister, best friend, soulmate. Alex is Jessie's best friend on this planet. She is her rock. After the engagement, Jessie wanted to think of the perfect way to ask Alex to be her Maid of Honor. She was completely shocked -- watch the video
and see for yourself!
Bridesmaid. Amanda is Jessie's cousin, but growing up you would have thought they were sisters. They would spend weeks at a time with each other. They both went to CMU together and share plenty of amazing college memories!
Bridesmaid. Kristin and Jessie met through a mutual friend and after hanging out a few times, they realized that they were basically the same person. They could finish each others sentences and laugh about the stupidest things, the way only true best friends can!
Bridesmaid. Ah, Liz. There is no one quiet like her. Jessie and Liz were neighbors growing up and Liz had a pool, so naturally Jessie started talking to her. HA, just kidding. Liz is such a unique person, she is never afriad to be herself, or what people think of her. She tought Jessie this during high school and it's something she's never forgotten. Even as adults, I never feel weird around Liz during a special showing of sock puppets, or making up coordinated dances in her basement.