Jessica and Stephen are such a sweet couple! Their story begins in their hometown of Charlotte, NC. The couple attended the same high school, but didn’t end up meeting until college. Once in college at NC State, the couple met officially at a Cinco de Mayo party! They both hit it off and started dating that November!
Stephen planned to propose to Jessica on their vacation out West. While on the trip he waited until the fourth day of the trip to pop the question, so it was the last thing Jessica was expecting. The couple went on a sunrise hike to the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park where Stephen planned to propose. However when they got there a bus full of loud tourists showed up and ruined the plan! They both did some exploring around the park and decided to make one final stop at the Skyline Arch. Stephen set up the tripod perfectly to make sure the moment would be captured. Next, he threw Jessica the clicker and had her run some test shots to make sure they were in a good spot for the camera. Then he tricked her by pointing to the landscape behind them and saying “I love this arch, look how the trees line the side over there” when she turned back Stephen was on his knee!
Jessica and Stephen’s wedding night was one for the books! The day took place at the club at Longview, where Jessica’s family are members. The ceremony was outside overlooking a pond on the golf course, it was absolutely stunning! During the ceremony, the last song of the prelude was I just can’t wait to be king from the Lion King, since Jessica was about to become Mrs. King! Afterwards, guests headed to cocktail hour where they were met by a solo guitarist outside on the patio, how fun is that?! Guests were dancing the night away thanks to Bunn DJ and all of the glo sticks that helped keep the party going! After the colorful glo stick send off the guests enjoyed a late night snack of mini pizzas and old-school glass coke bottles, which guests loved! The night couldn’t have gone better!
Congratulations Jessica and Stephen!
Photos courtesy of Rob + Kristen