Although Jenna and Brandon are both members of the Air Force and both stationed in New Mexico, it wasn't until they happened to be flying on the same plane one night that the two finally met. Jenna recalls the meeting, "He needed some water before his jump and luckily for me I was standing in front of the cooler." Numbers were exchanged and their journey began!
From Jenna's point of view, "the moment" of clarity came "one Saturday afternoon when we were riding with the windows down, singing along to the radio. I looked over at him and he had never been so relaxed and genuinely happy. In that moment, I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with that man."
For Brandon, his moment "was when I had gotten back from a short work trip and only a few days later Jenna was leaving for one herself. Before she left she asked if she could come by my house to see me. She rang the doorbell and was standing there with a hand made peach crisp; which is my favorite dessert. I'm almost positive peaches were not in season so the effort she went through to get that done just for me was incredible. Her doing all that on her own accord is the day I knew I was going to marry this woman."
It is their love for one another that holds them together. It is another kind of love that sometimes keeps them apart. Focusing on what's important, Jenna and Brandon believe "every little thing that we get to do together is exciting and meaningful."
From the thrill of their two dogs that are magnetically attracted to mud and find pleasure in terrorizing geese to the joys of traveling and trying new food combined with local breweries, Jeanna and Brandon's mission "to make a big deal out of all of our small accomplishments or even just surviving a hard Monday" affords them the opportunity to truly enjoy every little thing.
Jenna and Brandon have a uniqueness about them and it shows itself in all that they do. So, when the time came for Brandon to ask Jenna for forever, their proposal story wouldn't be any different, uniquely theirs!
Jenna was finally home from a deployment a few days early. Unknown to her, Brandon had already purchased an engagement ring. Although Brandon's lack of a poker face should have been a clue, Jenna was completely in the dark. While grilling out on the patio, Brandon "dropped to a knee and proposed!" In the interest of full disclosure, "he had planned out a whole beautiful proposal in the Sandia mountains in Albuquerque that weekend, but he just couldn't wait!" Jenna and Brandon took that trip to the mountains anyway and took some "posed engagement photos so we could have something cute to show off, but our families knew the truth. We always get too excited about gifts or surprises and can never wait."
With an intimate feel to the day and an event planner that spared no distance to focus on the details that were important to them, Jenna and Brandon exchanged vows in front of 65 of their nearest and dearest. Jenna fondly reports one of her cherished memories of the day was Brandon's thoughtful and considerate gift of champagne, orange juice, and an amazing charcuterie board with all of her favorite meats and cheeses. Her most cherished memory was "when we walked back down the aisle as husband and wife. The amount of happiness and joy we felt was overwhelming!"
For Brandon, his fond memories are two-fold as well. "My favorite parts of the wedding would have to be of course when I looked up the aisle and there was Jenna standing there, the most beautiful woman in the world, walking towards me getting ready to marry me. The pure joy that rushed over me was heart stopping. I'll argue that I didn't cry until the day I die, but there might have been a little tear. The second part would have to be the car Jenna and her parents got, a 1952 Buick Eight Special Deluxe named "Jack". I have always been a huge fan of cars especially the classics and when I walked around the corner for us to leave and that car was there it was the perfect ending to a most perfect day." We could not agree more!
Photography- Piper Vine | Venue- The Sonnet House | Florals- Corey Daniels Floral | Dress- The White Room | Designer- Watters | Cake- DreamCakes | Drinks- Hop City Birmingham | HMUA- Madeline Hulsey | Transportation- Coats Classic Cars | Grooms Cookies- Flying Squirrel Cookies