Jackie & James’ wedding was a breathtaking elopement that captured timeless simplicity and true love.
Of her LINA gown by Tara Lauren, Jackie said: “My wedding dress was everything. The second that dress was on my body, I knew it was mine. It was just pure elegance.”
Names: Jackie + James
Wedding Date: 09.13.21
Guest Numbers: 0, We eloped and wanted the moment to be just between us two.
Wedding Location: Downtown Jacksonville, FL
Photographer: Colin Goodman Films
Tell Us Your Love Story
How did you meet?
We met on Bumble right after the pandemic hit. For our first date, James came to my house and we walked around the neighborhood for an hour, and then spent the next 5-6 hours on my back patio talking. To be honest, I think we both knew after that date that we had found our person. It was a really magical connection, and we felt very much at peace when in each other’s company.
How did he put a ring on it?
Where did you draw inspiration from?
I found a lot of inspiration from videographers. I felt like I wanted a very cinematic moment, one that would be remembered forever and would not be out dated. I think I have always loved more simple things. My style is very black, white and neutrals, with a pop of color. I wanted timeless, chic, elegant and memorable. I have very bright fiery red hair, so I thought, let’s do a silk gown, leather jacket and my pop of color will be my hair. All the photos came out exceptionally!
What made the wedding personal to you?
I did, however, plan a surprise for James. I set up a private scene in The San Marco square in Jacksonville, rented out the gazebo and hired the brilliant women at Love Gigi Events to set up a romantic, candle lit, cozy dance floor for James and I to have our first dance. I had a good friend, Lindsey, come play acoustic guitar and sing a couple songs. Our first dance song was ‘I Guess I’m In Love’ by Clinton Kane. It was just spectacular. Everything about our wedding was non traditional, so it felt fun and unexpected to do something traditional.
What were you most nervous or excited about?
Now, the most important part – the Dress!
Tell us about your dress?
My wedding dress was everything. I wore the LINA gown, and the second that dress was on my body, I knew it was mine. It was just pure elegance. I felt sexy, beautiful, timeless, like a bride, but most importantly when I put it on, I just could not wait to marry my best friend.
What stockist did you get it from?
One Bridal, FL
What was your most memorable moment from your day?
James’ vows were very sweet. They had wit, class, romance, promises and laughter. I knew he was romantic, but they were above and beyond, and it made me fall in love with my husband all over again in that moment.