Jahna and Megan married in Annisquam Village Church, Gloucester, on June 10, 2016.
DWH: What is it about one another, that makes you both smile?
J & M: We are both fiercely passionate about what we do. We are passionate about the people and animals we love, and the social issues that are dear to our hearts. It’s that realisation and our connection that first made us smile and has kept us happy.
DWH: How did you know, she was the one?
J & M: The night we met, it was just fireworks. We have realised in our relationship that we are total opposites. But when we met we had weird things in common like we just moved to the same street, both worked in the same town 45 minutes outside of Boston, both had jobs with weird hours and had Monday’s off! After our first date, Jahna had to go to work for a 24-hour shift. As Jahna was getting dressed for work Megan folded a pair of jeans and said: “they will be here for you when you get out of work”. Jahna gave Megan her the mala I wear every day to wear and keep safe, They both knew at that moment ‘she was the one’.
DWH: How sweet! Describe your engagement to us.
J & M: We got engaged on our two year anniversary surrounded by friends. It was around Megan’s birthday, so Jahna planned a “birthday party” and invited our closest friends to celebrate. Everyone knew about the proposal except Megan! Megan was speechless but, nodded her head, yes, and everyone was cheering. It was a moment we will never forget. We were engaged for a year and a half before getting married.
DWH: Tell us about the wedding planning journey.
Wedding planning had its ups and downs. The end product was fantastic and worth it, but it was stressful. Planning the big things was fun, but the details became tedious. We did some research, and made a Pinterest page for the wedding, but picked our primary vendors, like photographer, caterer, flowers, and cake pretty quickly. Megan is good at making decisions.
If we were to do it all over again, we would hire a wedding planner to help us make the day a little smoother.
DWH: And how about finding the outfit, how was that experience?
J & M: Our wedding colours were lavender, mint and silver. Jahna knew she wanted to wear a suit. She went to NYC, where her sister lives, and got fitted at Bindle & Keep to get a custom suit. The whole experience was amazing.
Megan bought her wedding dress the first day she went searching in a cute town near our house. She went with her best friend and Jahna’s sister, and they cried when she put it on. It wasn’t what she was originally had in mind, but it ended up being perfect. We decided to be traditional and not to show each other our outfits until we walked down the aisle.
DWH: And the wedding day, did it all go to plan?
J & M: We got incredibly lucky and had a day without many flaws. It was a whirlwind, and there was a tonne going on, but it was the perfect day. The weather was perfect, the venue was gorgeous, and our guests had a blast. People that came to the wedding after told us “it was one of the most thoughtful weddings they had been to”. Our favourite moment was the magical ceremony and listening to the other read vows that were personally written.
DWH: What does this commitment mean to you both?
J & M: This commitment has solidified our love, and has proven we can get through anything as long as we are together. It is the start of our family, which we are so excited to watch blossom.
Wedding Photography | Shane Godfrey