Jackie & Cory’s Love & Engagement Story
Photography by Stanley Tongai
Wedding Date: July 8th, 2016
Jackie, a college Freshman and Cory, a college Junior, met through mutual friends. They admit (now) that there was a mutual chemistry between them, but at the time, Jackie was in a relationship with someone else. In the Summer of 2014, Jackie and Cory reconnected on Snapchat.
Their first date was later that Fall. Well, it wasn’t just a date… it was actually a 5 hour conversation at a restaurant that continued into the parking lot. Just like in the commercials and the connection was automatic! Shortly after their first date, Cory went on a ministry trip to Venezuela for a few weeks. He returned for one week though – long enough for a first kiss – then he traveled to Africa for another ministry trip.
The emotional connection between Jackie and Cory grew organically and they continued to spend time together and talk. Jackie fondly remembers her calls to Cory, and Cory was very grateful for them day after day. Their connection was getting stronger and it wasn’t long before their first “I love you.”
Christmas weekend a year later, under moonlight in a gazebo near a pond, and with Jackie’s close friends nearby, Cory literally gave Jackie the key to his heart. Cory eagerly waited, ring in his hand and a smile lighting up his face. Jackie, blindfolded and curious, was lead down a path of red rose petals and candles, towards Cory. “It was like a dream,” Jackie recounts. Down on one knee, and with a sky full of stars, Cory asks for Jackie to be his wife. Jackie said “YES!”
The Aristide in Mansfield Texas
Wedding Date: April 7th, 2016
Wedding Colors: Poppy Red, Soft White, Grey
The vibrant romance between Nettie and Kevan spanned years and distance, which proves that the bond of true love can not be separated for these two “love figurines” – you’ll see what I mean from the photos! They were joined by family and friends for an intimate outdoor garden ceremony, followed by a colorful and love-felt ballroom reception. A sitting vignette near the dance floor encouraged conversation and guests were delighted by the multi-tiered dessert table!
Ceremony Music: Forte Strings
Wedding Planner: Sensibly Chic Weddings
Videography: Spinning Leaf Films
Photography: Thanin Photo
Bakery: Moonlight Cakes
Hair & Makeup: JTorry Makeup Artistry
Officiant: LoveNotes Weddings
Florist: Query Events
Reception Music: Black Tie Sounds
Hello Brides and Grooms-to-be! You’re invited to meet and mingle with us at the Plano Bridal Show this Sunday September 11th at the Plano Centre from Noon to 5:00 pm (2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074). Get discount tickets here! (Use code SENSCHICWED at checkout. Code is only valid online.)
We’ve emerged from our #PLANcave with a fresh, fun, creative, and DIY-friendly booth design that is sure to inspire a backdrop for your ceremony, sign-in table, dessert table, candy buffet, sweetheart table or even your photo booth! Our design was customized to the colors of our logo and the vibe of our personalities. We really hope you love it!
Our theme this year is “Take Back Date Night!” We’ve discovered how many hours couples spend each week planning their wedding and our jaws hit the floor, bounced to the ceiling, and hit the floor again! Just think… when was the last time YOU had a date night with your honey? Take a guess at the question below! We’ll reveal the answer this Sunday at the bridal show.
Let us inspire you to bring fun dates back to your week (and your relationship)! Even if you’re not 100% sure you need a wedding planner, you’ll definitely find date night inspiration to help keep the fun in your engagement. No pressure… really! We’re giving you 16 date night ideas to play with.
So if you’re engaged – or if you know someone who is – swing by our booth and say hi to Nicole Elizabeth and team! We’d love to meet you and chat about your wedding!