We sat down with another beautiful Wonderland bride to get her love story. Meet Jennifer & Jeremy, who were married March 10th, 2018.
When and how did you meet?
Jeremy and I both attended FAU and had mutual friends, but we met and became friends while working at Olive Garden in 2008.
How long did you date before he popped the question?
How did he propose?
We were on a hiking trip for our 7 year anniversary. When we reached the summit of Cowrock Mountain, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, I sat on a rock to meditate and soak in the beauty. I turned to Jeremy and said, “When we decide to get married, I’d love for you to propose somewhere like this!” I swear…and was so embarrassed when he turned around, slightly pale faced, and got down on one knee! I was looking around in disbelief and kept asking if he’s serious. He was of course, very serious, and it was a magical moment that we shared alone. We had no cell phone service and a he had hidden a bottle of champagne is his backpack. We hiked into the forest, hung our hammocks up, and celebrated!
Where were you married and how did you pick the place?
We were married in Live Oak, Florida, at Heritage Park & Gardens. We, along with our family and friends, camped at nearby Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Jeremy’s family lives in Live Oak and the Suwannee River holds a special place in our hearts. One afternoon a few years ago, we came upon HPG while driving around town and decided to hike the pines behind it. We snacked on wild blackberries and found a field to practice some yoga. After the engagement, we knew we wanted to get married in nature. We remembered the Live Oak park and set an appointment to visit. We toured the historical house and gardens once and knew it’d be the perfect venue space! We had a house to get ready in, but the wedding events could be outside, in nature.
What theme and/or colors have you chosen for your wedding and why?
We wanted our wedding to exemplify our bohemian style. It was a floral, nature inspired theme with many colors! I could not decide on set colors… I love them all!
Where did you go for your honeymoon?
Nicaragua for 2 weeks and it was beautiful!!
Share your experience about your time with Wonderland Bridal.
The staff was friendly and worked with my budget. They helped me envision our day and pick a dress that was perfect for me.
What was the best part of your wedding day?
Listening to the speeches from my Dad, MOH and Best Man. Sitting there, listening, allowed me to be present and grateful for my friends and family.
Any advice to future couples currently planning a wedding?
You have the choice to allow stress into your planning experience and on your wedding day. Choose to be present and grateful. Your union is what matters, not the centerpieces. HAVE FUN!
Photos by Stephanie W. Photography.
- Cake: Publix assorted – including our favorite, Carrot Cake
- Catering: “Two Cuban Guys” food truck
- Entertainment: Amplify Events – DJ Drew
- Invitations: Homemade by Jennifer
- Wedding Planner: Natalia Pappadia – Delightful Bash
- Hair: Retro Red’s Beauty Shop, Ft. Lauderdale – Annie Macko
- Make Up: Retro Red’s Beauty Shop, Ft. Lauderdale – Annie Macko
- Photographer: Stephanie W. Photography
- Videographer: N/A
- Decor: DIY – my WONDERFUL bridesmaids
- Other: Service Staff – J.R. Events – www.jreventsinc.com