Let’s start with how we got here, shall we? Here’s the proposal story from Jennifer’s point of view:
“Cameron told me that we were going to (Michigan) State (University) to have lunch with a friend, Steve, who was in town helping someone move. I was told that lunch would be around 11:00 or 11:30. We got up at State a little early and he took me for a walk around campus making sure to stop at all the places we used to go to… The weather forecast said that Friday would be a beautiful day all week and that it was going to be in the 60s. Friday came along and it was in the mid 30s with patches of rain, but that was fine with me because that made the walk just like our third date, where we were both were so cold but neither of us wanted to admit it and end the walk.
We walked passed Beaumont tower and of course kissed under it because legend says that a couple who kisses under Beaumont tower is destined to be together. We then continued our walk all the way to Munn ice arena which is where we had our very first date. Then, it was “time to go to lunch.” I told Cameron that I didn’t care where we went except I didn’t really want Applebees. He then informed me that he already told Steve we would meet at Applebees. I resisted a little but for some reason Cam seemed to really have that set in place so we headed that way. Convienently on the way to Applebees is a park that we had our second date, so to finish our walk down memory lane, Cameron decided to pull into the park (at this point it was raining) and we took our big umbrella and walked to the spot right next to the river which I had always told him would’ve been the perfect spot for our first kiss (…he chickened out on that date and saved it for our next date though). It was at that spot that he got down on one knee, in the rain, in the mud (if that isn’t love, I don’t know what is) and proposed. When we got back to the car he handed me a rose and asked, “Will you essept this rose” (yes, I said essept, because this was during Juan Pablo’s season on the bachelor, If you saw it, you would understand).
Then to finish off our amazing day and walk down memory lane, we thankfully didn’t go to Applebees, and we ended going to my favorite restaurant, and although he tells me he doesn’t have a favorite, I think it may just be his too….Los Tres Amigos! It was the perfect way to look back and reminisce on all the memories we had in college, and begin this next journey together. “
The day started at the bride’s home, where the girls got their make-up done and enjoyed some time together before slipping into their wedding day attire. The bridesmaids wore Alfred Angelo dresses in different styles while Jennifer wore a stunning blush, ruffled, lace gown from B. Ella Bridal, which went perfectly with her birdcage veil and peep toe Jimmy Choos. Our personal favorite part of her wedding day attire though, had to be her perfume. Jennifer’s grandmother’s name was Flora, and in her honor, she wore Flora by Gucci… the perfect way to keep her grandmother near the whole day.
Meanwhile the guys got into their tan tuxes from the Brighton Tux Shop, and prepared for the big day. Jennifer then started her first looks, first with her father, an emotional and adorable moment. You could tell he was truly taken aback by his beautiful little girl. Then, it was into the ceremony tent (from Great Lakes Tent Co) where Jennifer walked among pink roses to see her groom. Cameron loved her blush gown, but not nearly as much as he loved finally being with his bride.
After the ceremony, the couple and all of their friends and family headed to Kensington Court in Ann Arbor, where the hall was decorated in floral arrangements and decor from Creative Events. We loved their sweetheart table, which was draped in chiffon and crystals, and covered in floral. Between the blush up-lighting, pearls, candle light, and gold chiavari chairs, it was a stunning reception. The couple entered to have their first dance as husband and wife, and soon after cut into their white and gold cake by Sweet Heather Anne. The couple enjoyed toasts from their loved ones and then danced the night away to the tunes from their DJ, Scott Allen of Memory Makers.
This day was romantic from the beginning until the end, and the letters these two wrote one another show that they truly have a love that will last a lifetime. Congratulations on forever you two!