We first noticed Jasmine on Instagram when she tagged us in her “FEYONCE” shirt so we were happy when she reached out to us to feature her love story and engagement shoot. Jasmine and Chad will tie the know on May 30th 2015 at the Marriott Chicago Midway in Chicago, IL. Let’s get to know the future Mr. & Mrs!
Our Love Story
Chad and I met in 2007 through a mutual friend. The first day I laid eyes on him, I knew we would be a perfect match. His smile was breathtaking and his fragrance was very delightful. We began to talk frequently and went on a few casual dates. After a while we decided to become a couple and have been together for almost 7 years now. These past 7 years have been great, many ups and downs but with God’s grace we have grown together and are truly ready to spend the rest of our lives together.
Chad and I had been together for 6 years, and throughout those 6 years we would discuss marriage periodically. Still though, I never thought Chad was quite ready to take that next step. We had just closed on our new home a few months prior to the proposal, so honestly my focus was on our home and getting it in move- in condition. Chad and I decided to make April 6th, 2014 our first night to stay in our home. Chad has always been full of surprises, but with the help of family and close friends, he made this surprise one of his best. A few days before the proposal, Chad came up with the idea to invite people over for a walk through on the 1st night we would stay in our home. I thought nothing of it and invited close family and friends and so did Chad. The night begun with fun, laughter, food and a few drinks. We were all talking, the kids were playing and everyone was having a great time. After a few hours everyone came together for a few positive words for Chad and I. After everyone spoke, I thanked them for their help and support leading up to moving in our new home. Chad spoke last and thanked everyone for coming and supporting us throughout our years together. I thought he was finished but I was so wrong. He began to talk about me and how much he appreciated me for having his back during his college days and for me being such a loyal woman. Before I could take in what he was saying, I noticed him turn to his brother and reach for a small gray box! He then turned to me and said “I’m tired of waiting, Jas will you marry me?!” I was shocked and replied “DUH!!!” “Yes I will marry you!!!” Tears began to fall down my face and Chad hugged me. Everyone was clapping and congratulating us and to this day I’m still at loss for words!!!
Our Wedding will take place at The Marriott Chicago Midway in Chicago, IL. The colors will be Tiffany Blue, khaki, and a hint of red. The theme of ourwedding is Beauty and the Bling! There will be lots of BLING! The pitfalls of planning my is staying in my budget, because I want to add everything I see that goes with my theme.
Our Wedding Planning Journey
The planning has been wonderful and easy going. The fun part is picking out flowers, centerpieces, attire, and everything that will make my wedding beautiful and unique. The best part of it all is knowing that I will be spending the rest of my life with my best friend!
Advice to my lovely fellow Coordinated Brides
Set a budget and make sure you stick to it. Give yourself as much time as you need for planning and saving. Try to book your venue a year in advance and start looking at wedding books for Ideas and colors. Last but not least create a Pinterest account; I swear that is my wedding bible!
We wish Jasmine all the best in the wedding planning journey and hope that she is following our Pinterest account. 🙂
Happy Planning Coordinated Brides!