The Wagners had a lovely morning wedding at Ashton Gardens this past January. I love that they made sure to incorporate all of the special people in their lives including their family, pup, and matchmaker! The day was beautiful and rain held off just for them! Enjoy a look at their big day below!
How did you two meet?
We met when we were 15 through a mutual friend inviting us to six flags. We talked for a little bit then it faded off. Six months later when we were 16, I had just gotten my drivers license, so I was driving around. I remembered where he lived from picking him up that one time we had ever met and so I randomly drove to his house. It was very unlike me to show up at cute boys houses and ask to hang out, but I texted this guy I didn’t even really know or talk to and told him to come outside. We hung out and instantly connected. I knew from the moment I saw him again I was going to date him, and I literally told my friend “He’s so cute I am going to date him” and a month later he officially asked to be my boyfriend! We have been together ever since and never broken up or taken any time apart.
How did he propose?
He had convinced me he wasn’t going to propose until after we had steady jobs and graduated which made so much sense but made me sad. He’s always so practical!! We were in Hawaii celebrating my parents 25th wedding anniversary. My family had spent a couple of great vacations at the Waikaloa on the Big Island, and we had some of our most special family memories there. As a kid, I would always say I was going to get married there. We had some family photos planned with a local photographer because 2018 was going to be a year full of milestones for the whole family. Halfway into the photo shoot, our photographer was going to do some individual shots of Jordan and I. She told me to look out at the ocean, and he was going to tickle me from behind. I had seen those kinds of photos before and thought they were kind of, and I hate being tickled but I trusted her and did as I was told. Jordan and I had made a joke earlier in the day about how tickling somebody is basically permission to punch them, so I whispered “get ready to get punched” jokingly, then she told me to turn around. He was on his knee and asked me to marry him. I just cried tears of joy and hugged him for a long time before I even remembered I got a ring out of the whole deal! The moment was captured beautifully with the Hawaiian sunset in the background. I could not have asked for it to be more perfect! I only wish the last words I said to him before he proposed weren’t “get ready to get punched” hahaha!
Describe your fiance in 3 words
Handsome, Hilarious, Loving
What are you looking forward to most about being married?
Getting to call him my husband and being called Mrs. Wagner! Also, one day (at least a good few years away) having kids and starting a family together. He’s going to be the best dad!
What has been the hardest part about wedding planning?
Probably doing it from a distance and finding time away from work to get stuff done. I get really bogged down researching vendors. I am learning that a wedding planner is not a job I should ever pursue. I am not that good at it. My mom has done so much of it which I am very grateful for!
Dress Store | Alicia, Wedding Angels
Dress Designer | Essence of Australia
Shoes | Badgley Mischka
Cake | Malinda McCaslin, The Baking Grounds
Caterer | Ashton Gardens
Florist | Valeri Stroner, Abbys at the Cottage
Hair/ Make up | Jessa Davis, Beautiful Atlanta Brides
DJ/ Band | Thomas Pirone, Pirone Entertainment
Photo Booth | Schellie Hogan, Robot Booth