Susan & Jared
Susan and Jared first met line dancing at the The Alaskan Pipeline aka “The Barn” in 2018, and then reconnected through a dating app in 2020. Jared is such a genuine romantic that Susan says she was powerless to do anything but fall in love with him. They are looking forward to doing life with a partner who is truly their best friend. Being able to laugh, cry, argue, and grow together makes life feel more manageable and exciting.
Jared took Susan to the beach where they had a picnic on their second date. Their second date is where they realized that their relationship was something special and worth pursuing with intention. This beach played an important role for the couple, it was a space where they shared many walks, sunsets, and deep conversations. In September of 2021, Jared asked Susan to go for a walk at the beach, and she was completely unaware of his plans. Jared went to the spot where they shared their picnic, and asked Susan to come with him. As they talked, watching the waves, Susan looked over to see Jared getting down on one knee, to which she said, “Are you messing with me right now?” Jared didn’t have a ring box, so Susan didn’t see the ring until after her initial shocked response. He then asked Susan to marry him, to which she of course said yes!
The Day & Design
Susan and Jared’s wedding was colorful and eclectic. They focused on bright florals and bringing color into their day. Susan would describe it to others as elegantly casual. The idea was to feel like a garden party in a wildflower field, very inviting, pretty, and laid back. Their day included yard games and line dancing!
The Couple’s Advice
Get the most important details set up first. Once you have the dress and suit, the pastor, license, photographer, and food, you can focus on the fact you are going to get married no matter what, and the details beyond that would not be important in the long run. It takes a lot of pressure off the planning!
First Dance Song
by Spencer Crandall – Wedding Version