WEDDING OF JENNIFER & TREY IN CANCÚN
Jennifer and Trey had their destination wedding in Cancun in Quintana Roo. Here´s a summary of this fantastic couple and their wedding day.
HOW DID YOU MEET?
Odis and I met at my eldest sister’s birthday party. It was March of 2014, and a mutual friend brought him as a guest to the party. As per usual, I was making the party punch or “witches brew,” and he had questions. The punch sparked our conversation, and the rest is really history. Here is a blurb from our wedding website that tells our story:
Our Story… I don’t know where we should start; maybe it’s when Jenny first smiled at me for accusing her of putting a roofie in the punch to initiate a conversation between the two of us. Or maybe our first dance when she first realized that I cut more rug than the California Raisins (still a work in progress)… Maybe we should start with our first kiss. Staring into her eyes that night I realized that I felt something different for her than anyone else I had ever met, and when I saw my reflection in her eyes, I saw a man staring back. No longer a boy.
We met at a time in my life when I was supremely focused on growth, spiritually and mentally. I think God rewarded my endeavor for self-development by bringing Jen into my life. My best friend pushes me in ways that I’ve never been pushed, motivates me to become a better man and see things from a sublimely refreshing perspective that I’ve grown to love. And she laughs at my jokes, so that’s a plus.
Looking back and connecting the dots it almost seems like a story, a few months in either direction and we would’ve completely missed each other. But our answered prayers now puts us in a position to grow into a new era of our lives together.
God has always been involved in our relationship from the beginning. I was just about done feeling like there was someone that I could spend my life with. But there was more in store. The night I met OJ/Trey he thought I was trying to put something in his drink… little did he know the “punch” that I made at parties was potent enough. From that night on, we spent almost every day together, and I knew he was the one.
The last few years haven’t been the easiest for me, but his loyalty, drive, ambition, and love for me helped us through many of life’s obstacles.
I can’t wait to see what God has in store for our future!
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST DATE?
The first date was in Washington, DC at Sticky Rice on H Street, NE. Which coincidently ended up becoming our neighborhood about 2 years later. We currently live about 5 minutes away. After dinner and drinks, we walked down to Nomad, a hookah lounge to continue the conversation. Right away, we had a connection that blossomed from there.
HOW AND WHERE DID YOUR PARTNER ASK FOR YOUR HAND IN MARRIAGE?
Trey planned a really nice event for our immediate family to meet. He invited both of our parents and siblings and even some cousins and close friends. I knew that we would have our relatives meet, but I was so surprised about the engagement. EVERYONE KNEW BUT ME!!
WHAT WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT THE DAY OF YOUR WEDDING?
If you ask Trey, he will probably tell you that he loved the moment when he saw me heading to the ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage. He continues to mention it.
For me, I would have to say our first dance. Trey has never been a dancer, and he really committed to making sure that I had a blast. He gave me his best dancing ever, and I loved every minute of it!
WHAT WAS THE FUNNIEST MOMENT THE DAY OF YOUR WEDDING?
We had so many laughs, you can tell by our photos, that we laughed the entire day. But during our reception, our family really showed out and let loose. We are still cracking up about how much of a blast we had.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR WEDDING VENUE?
We were blessed to be connected with Ms. Suha Pressey of Wedding Romantique. She is AMAZING, and she helped us with every detail of our wedding. Because we were sure that we wanted to have a destination wedding, Suha helped us find a few locations that were reasonable and within our budget. Moon Palace Resort and Spa was at the top of her recommendation list, and we locked in immediately. The venue was great, and all of our guests were pleased. I would go again just to relax and enjoy Mexico anytime.
GIVE US A SUMMARY OF YOUR WEDDING DAY
Our wedding day was perfect! One of our goals was to provide an opportunity for our close family and friends to be able to travel somewhere new and be there with us to celebrate our union. The morning of our wedding, amidst all of the anxiety, we both knew that we were doing something great for ourselves and our family.
After relaxing and primping for the morning, I began to get dressed and so did Trey (in a separate room of course). The photos began and we knew it was happening. During our ceremony, a sense of calm came over me and we finally began to relax. Although we missed our cocktail hour…because we were taking pictures, our guests assured us that the music was phenomenal.
As they announced us for the first time, we walked in to an awesome space and an amazing DJ (that I still need to contact for future music)! The party started then and I got my dream of dancing all night.
“We were incredibly satisfied with you Gareth and would do it again in a second. Many thanks to Suha for the recommendation as we were on our way to pay for a lesser quality photographer and fewer hours of time. You were worth every dime and we LOVE our photos. I have been telling all of my friends about your work and will continue to do so. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!”