I can’t help but feel all warm and fuzzy when I think of Sheena and Jeremy. They are not only a crazy good looking couple, but two of the sweetest people I’ve ever meet! They were incredibly fun to work with from the beginning, and I just loved their attitude toward everything on the big day. I received this email from Sheena just a few day’s before their wedding: “Jeremy and I have made a promise to eachother that we would not stress over anything… so, whatever happens “come what may!” :) I cannot stress how important it is to not get too caught up in the details, and give yourself the oppotunity to relax and enjoy all your hard work!
After their engagement shoot, I asked Sheena to share with me a little bit more about her and Jeremy, the proposal, and anything else she wanted to share. Their story and photos were featured on Lovely Little Details, but I thought it would be nice to share their story again with you here, especially since it was read during their ceremony!
From Sheena: Our Story…
Jeremy and I met eleven years ago. People say everything happens for a reason… and I’m a believer. It was actually my big brother (one of Jeremy’s Groomsmen) and my sister-in-law (my MOH) who introduced us when we were sixteen. For over eight years we spent summers together with family, birthdays, holidays, and your typical “run in” when we were out and about. Girlfriends and boyfriends came, and then went. There were good times and of course some really bad times. We never dated. Through those years we watched each other grow into who we are today. And when the time was RIGHT, we came together.
Jeremy and I have spent two and a half wonderful years together. But, our life isn’t just about us… I have a little boy named Ryder – he’s so precious. The three of us together are a little family… and I feel so blessed. Jeremy gives me the strength to be the mother I always wanted to be. Jeremy gives me strength to do anything. Its such a complete life its hard to explain.
So, I was very suspicious… I must have spent months hunting through our house for clues. Every search ended in confusion… NOTHING… there was nothing! How could there really be nothing in the house – right?! I was beginning to feel like Sheena the spy! I finally gave up!
Jeremy’s family spends every Thanksgiving in a small little cabin in the middle of Yokohl Valley. Its the type of place people cant explain in words, you have to see it to believe it. So so beautiful. This past November was my first time visiting this special cabin. I was beyond excited to share Jeremy’s childhood memories with him.
The weather was really terrible, and it had been raining and misting for most of our drive through the valley. When we finally arrived at the cabin, it was only seconds before Jeremy said he wanted to show me a creek where as little boys he and his brother played. It was cold, and wet, but the most amazing place I had ever been. Trees that reached to the sky, no one around for miles…nothing but land. We climbed over old fences and down a hill until we reached a hidden creek. As I stood there almost speechless Jeremy grabbed my hand and turned me toward him… he was on his knee.
The proposal went like this:
Jeremy: Will you marry me?
Jeremy: Will you marry me?
Sheena: What?! Really?!
When we got back to the cabin his whole family was poping bottles of champagne and celebrating. There was a toast, and Jeremy’s Grandfather (who will be marrying us) says “Does this mean I’m officially a Great Grandfather?!”… one of the best moments of my life.
*Minor detail… he had the ring in the ice cooler in the garage for three months… probably the only place I didn’t think to look ; )
Sheena & Jeremy, you both know how much I adore you, and I could not be happier for you both!! Can’t wait to watch you family grow!! ;)
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Venue: Mesa Verde Country Club
DJ: Extreme DJ
Wedding Dress: Saison Blanche Couture
Shoes: Steven Madden