JACQUI & KEVIN
Photography by Rainbeau Tharp
HOW THEY MET: Jacqui and Kevin met in Venice, California playing dodgeball. Jacqui signed up to meet some new friends in Venice Beach, and Kevin happened to be her first Team Captain (but no sparks yet!). Fast forward a couple years, to the weekend a few girlfriends took a trip to Ventura to camp in a Teepee, Kevin was somehow the only guy invited. An amazing combination of Whiskey, Tarot Card Reading, and the lack of any sort of camping preparation (no one thought it was going to be very cold) brought Kevin and Jacqui together. The following week, Kevin tricked Jacqui into going out on a date with him. She thought they were just going to a bonfire with some friends, but first he took her to a delicious Dinner. It was probably the Sweet Potato Tots that won her heart!
THE PROPOSAL: In July 2014, Kevin and Jacqui were living in San Francisco. On a beautiful Saturday morning Kevin woke Jacqui up with homemade French Toast for Breakfast. He wanted to go hiking with some friends, but as usual, Jacqui is being incredibly lazy and didn’t want to go. She was also sad that their dog, Maya, couldn’t come with them. Kevin promised that it would be a very easy hike, and that Jacqui can just wear her Pineapple Dress and Keds …. DEAL! They drove over the Golden Gate Bridge, up to Muir Beach, and started hiking, up a very steep gravel-ly hill. Keds had no traction, and Jacqui had no muscle. Kevin found the sweetest little spot nestled in the cliff, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. He asked their friend, Jarvis, to take their picture. Then Kevin got down on one knee and popped the question. And she cried! And she hyperventilated! And sneaky Jarvis recorded it all! Kevin almost immediately said “Don’t worry, I got the ring insured!” – because Kevin is responsible and Jacqui is clumsy. After a wonderful day of Champagne, Brunch and Dinner at their first San Francisco date spot, Kevin and Jacqui headed home. When they got there, Jacqui noticed their porch light was on. When she opened the door, there was Pizza on the table, and she quickly came to the conclusion that there might have been a homeless man in their house. But all of a sudden, Jacqui’s Family jumped out and scared the beejezus out of her. Kevin, Jacqui’s Brother Ian and his Girlfriend, Tara, had planned the Surprise Party so they could break the news to the Family in person. It was all so amazing and crazy!
The date is set, and they will wed this coming September at one of my favorite venues, at the stunning Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch Winery in St. Helena.
Jacqui & Kevin – While it’s no surprise to those who love you both, may this time in your life be filled with lots of love and joy, as well as many days of unexpected bliss! Looking forward to creating for you a very memorable and special day. Congratulations! xoxo