Bride of the Week: Jessica – An FSU Sweety♥

Yes.. it is a little unorthodox to feature an FSU Bride on a very Gator Blog but I just can’t help it… I totally love these pictures and this Bride! Jessica contacted me a few weeks ago and we found that we have quite a bit in common. Both of us have been with our sweeties since high school, have had long engagements and both have some major love for our colleges. Can you dig this… she is having a Garnet and Gold wedding! Even though I’m not an FSU fan, I’m still excited about the thought of a college themed-wedding. And since Mr. Knight vetoed my ideas of an Orange and Blue wedding {sigh}, I will then have to live vicariously through Jessica’s garnet and gold nuptials. :-)

Jessica and her sweetheart {headed to the chapel of love!}

Here is their love story (as told by the Bride):

Andy and I first met in High School when we were 16. Although we never dated until after college, we’ve always been best friends and socialized in the same circle.

Every year we plan a vacation with our friends. In 2007, it was a cruise, with 24 of our nearest and dearest. Each night we have a theme or color-scheme and everyone dresses the part. With 26 people all dressed alike you’re bound to make new friends! Before dinner we all lined up to take professional pictures. Once the big group shots were done we decided to take a few “couples photos” of Andy and me. In the first picture I am sitting on Andy’s knee and you can see him reaching for the ring in his pocket (I have no idea how he hid that from me!). The photographer then asks me to step behind Andy for another pose. As I turn around, Andy is already on his knee, and he pulled out the ring!

Andy proposing to Jessica

I don’t even remember saying yes because I was crying and yelling… and we have all the evidence in pictures. Andy’s best friend and best man set it up with the photographer to keep taking pictures so we have all of the candid moments. Being the huge hams that we are, his proposal in front of the camera, while on vacation with our huge crew, was the best proposal I could have ever asked for!

So.. after 3 years of dating, and 10 years of friendship, Andy proposed on December 14, 2007.

They had 3 wardrobe changes and 5 different locations for their engagement pictures… and it was totally worth it. Each location had some sort of significance to the couple. They were taken at their church, the Opera house, their old high school, the Groom’s Mother’s business, and the Groom’s Grandparents house. Check out their super cute and unique engagement pictures below. ↓ (all photography by Meg Baisden Photography)

Jessica and her sweetheart playing aroundI absolutely love the vintage feel of this photo. {swoon}

FSU Cuteness Center stage

Hanging out on the Stage

FSU LoversOhh… I’m so wishing Mr. Knight let us wear Orange and Blue for our E-session now. Love how they are ‘representin’ for their college here (along with showing some love for their alma mater).


Umm.. totally loving this picture!

Andy and Jessica in a romantic embrace.So sweet♥

Dipping under the oak tree.

Jessica and Andy will be tying the knot November 2009 (wow… only 3 months away!). Which means… less time I have to wait to see wedding pictures! Hooray!

Congratulations Jessica and Andy!

2 Comment

  1. Jess says:

    Thanks so much for asking me to be a feature bride! We are so so excited about our Garnet & Gold wedding! You did a wonderful job of sharing our story… and I can’t wait to read about other feature brides!

    I love this blog and even though Blue & Orange are never on my palette, I can’t help but read every post! Keep ’em comin’!!

    80 days and counting! xoxoxo Jess

  2. Dave says:

    Best man here… Thanks for publishing Andy and Jessica’s wedding info on your blog. She has spent a ton of her time planning it (which I am sure will go down in the history books :). And although, orange and blue don’t go together, I do hope all your hard work pays off for your wedding too. :)


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