Jenni + Collin are just one of those super adorable couples you just want to be around all the time. Their love for one another is so apparent and every time I am around them, my heart smiles. I helped plan their wedding in January at Secluded Garden Estates and now they are just a few short months away from welcoming their sweet baby girl, Scout, into this world. God has truly blessed them and I am so excited to see what this adventure brings. They are going to make the best parents… and will hands down have the best dressed little babe running around.
But first, here’s a look back at their love story and how they met. It’s just too precious to not include!
December 27, 2014 God made it so clear I had to make big changes in my life and have faith in His plans and forget all of my plans I had for myself. I had just quit my job and was excited to see Gods plans unfold.... and thats when it started! I received a text from Collins Aunt Raymie. Raymie and I worked together years ago and she has been a special person in my life since. We had not seen each other in years but I secretly always wanted to marry into her family. She told me she had a nephew that was perfect for me, loved Jesus, adventure, was hilarious and eager to travel to Africa. It didn’t take long for her to convince me to reach out to him. We began messaging back and forth about our hearts for Jesus, Traveling and Africa. We talked until 3 AM and then 24/7 until we met in person a week later.
Collin and his family were coming to California for his big brothers wedding and we made plans to have our first date while he was here. We spent the day at the beach taking walks talking about life, our dreams and goals, riding bikes, laughing our faces off and honestly...falling in love. That night I met his entire family and we played games all night. I left that night knowing one day that would be my family.
A few months previous I wrote in my prayer journal a list of qualities I would love my husband to be and that God would make it so clear when he was the one and bring him totally out of nowhere in his timing. The next night we spent as much time as we could before he had to go back to Washington. We pulled up to drop him off and he asked if we could pray together. His prayer was everything I asked for! It was so clear he was the man God was preparing me for.
Less than two weeks later I found myself on a plane with a one way ticket to road trip back to California together. We had the time of our lives driving down to coast and lets just say he never went back home.
Four months later Collin and I had the opportunity to serve in Uganda, Africa together. On May 9,2015 he asked me to spend forever with him.
I fell in love with her that day at the beach... Four months later I asked her to marry me!
Congrats J + C! I love you both!
Epic Vendor Team:
Photography: Crucean Photography
Coordination: Kelsey Rae Designs
Venue: Secluded Garden Estates
Rentals: Witty Rentals
Make Up: FACE by Raymie
Dress: The Dress Theory