For this very special Couple, Rob & I flew all the way to Naples, Florida a few weeks ago… our last destination wedding before the baby comes!! Huge thanks to Jaime & John for treating us so well … and for generally being the absolutely AWESOME people that they are!
As it goes, Jaime & John met through a mutual friend. Jaime remembers, ‘he spent all day talking to me online and we set up a date for the following night. He then decided he didn’t want to wait until the next day to hang out, so he invited me over that very night. We have been inseparable since that first day.’
Here’s their gorgeous wedding at the fabulous Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa … followed by a beautiful sunrise Rock the Dress session in Naples, Florida. Enjoy!
Top three things John loves about Jaime: ‘she makes me a priority, she shares my goals and she puts my needs first.’
Top three things Jaime loves about John: ‘he takes care of me, he loves me despite my faults, and he makes me laugh.’
Hair by Mia & Dani from Dual Artistry.
Jaime: ‘John bought me an amazing David Yurman ring for my birthday, which is to be worn as my “something blue” on our wedding day.’
Jaime, on the proposal:
‘John took me to a bed & breakfast. We had the whole place to ourselves. First we spent the afternoon at a winery, and when we went back to change for dinner, there was a lovely surprise of champagne, chocolates & strawberries. That’s when John asked me if I would marry him. It was absolutely perfect! To the day, it remains our favourite most romantic memory. ’
Touching, intimate First Look.
Jaime: ‘John has an ability to calm me down and manage my stress. He can make me smile and laugh even on the worst of days.’
John: ‘Jaime makes me a better person. Normally I have no patience for when I do not agree with someone. Jaime makes me want to be more understanding and see all sides of a story.’
Jaime’s favorite guilty pleasure: ‘Frozen yogurt.’
John’s favourite guilty pleasure: ‘Alcohol.’
Amazing floral design by Planned Perfection Inc.
Jaime: ‘I can’t get enough of John’s eyes. I love the way he looks at me.’
Incredible chocolate table by ‘Kilwins of Naples.’
Jaime: ‘With John by my side, I have someone to spend every day with, someone who makes me laugh and someone to plan a future with. He makes me excited for the future!’
John: ‘I love the curves from her waist down to her bottom. I love watching Jaime put her makeup on in the morning. Best view in the world!’
John: ‘I couldn’t be happier I have someone in my life who shares my goals and who is ready to start a family.’
Super fun photobooth by Bash Booths.
‘At Last’ by Etta James for their first dance. Huge kudos to the CTO High Voltage Band!
Ideal day together according to Jaime: ‘sitting by the pool or on a beach reading with a frozen alcoholic beverage.’
Ideal day together according to John: ‘relaxing, getting massages, not feeling the pressures of life.’
BRIDE & GROOM POST-WEDDING REFLECTIONS:
What did you love most about your Wedding?
‘We loved getting to celebrate with our closest family and friends. Having everyone together and truly getting to have fun with our favourite people made it an amazing day.’
Any regrets? What would you have done differently if you could?
‘We have no regrets. It was the perfect day!’
Most memorable moments from the Day?
‘The First Look, our Dr. Seuss vows, and spending time with our friends at the pool the day after the wedding.’
Any comments about vendors, resort etc
‘The resort was beautiful. Our photographers who travelled a long way to be with us were so much fun and were loved by all of our guests. We also absolutely loved having the photo booth from Bash Booths and getting to see all the fun pictures taken by our guests.
We were really excited to have the live band for the reception – CTO High Voltage – and they didn’t disappoint!
Last but not least, huge THANK YOU to our wedding coordinator Kara Cardinal of KC Weddings & Events, she was absolutely wonderful!! ’
Any advice for future Brides/Grooms!
‘Relax, enjoy the day and hire a day-of-wedding planner to take care of any stressful last minute details that come up. Oh, and hire Katya & Rob to document it because they are amazing at their job and really become part of the family as they are documenting the amazing day!’