From the Bride:
Above anything else, the number one highlight of the day was marrying my best friend, partner, and the love of my life. Jake and I had been dating for six years before marrying each other. Both of us value the institution of marriage very much so it was just that much more important to each other and knowing that we were going to be together for the rest of our lives.
We were so excited for our family and friends to be there for our wedding day and those who really know us, have shared our journey with us as a couple and have years of memories together. Many of our friends have known us from when we first met those six years ago in Salt Lake City and so it was only fitting to share our special day with those friends.
Something that was so important to both Jake and I was finding the perfect venue. I am originally from Philadelphia and had family coming into town from Pennsylvania, Mississippi, New Jersey and so on, so it was so important to find a venue that could accommodate not just our wedding day but also our guests. In addition to that, in those six years together, Jake and I had begun a family of our own by getting two dogs. Like many dog owners, we consider our dogs our kids so it was important to us to have our dogs at the wedding.
Finally, getting married in Utah meant a lot to us. As I mentioned, I am originally from Philadelphia. I came out to Salt Lake City when I was 18 and three years later I met Jake. We met in the summer of 2008 and have been together ever since. It is for this reason that Utah has a special place in our hearts so it was only fitting that we say our “I dos” in Utah and be surrounded by our dogs, family, friends and loved ones.