And finally, Jessica's story as told by her.
"Nathan and I met on a social networking site in January 2007 through mutual friends. He messaged me saying a casual hello and I ignored him, not knowing who he was from the guy in the next car. Four days later, he messaged me again saying that he couldn't believe I couldn't respond to a simple hello and to get over myself. Well, I couldn't just leave that alone, so I messaged back defending myself and in the process of messaging back and forth, we realized we had alot in common and liked chatting with each other. We met in person 6 weeks later and started dating officially a week after that in March 2007."
"The proposal happened a lot quicker than I thought it would, but I was surprisingly ready when he popped the question on my 25th birthday celebration at Romeo's Italian Restaurant in August 2007. There was a piano by the table we were all gathered at and he pulled me over to it, saying he wanted to give me my birthday present. He proceeded to play and sing a beautiful song he had written for me on the piano. After he finished playing, he dropped to his knees and asked me to marry him! I said yes in a heartbeat! It was the perfect moment to share with him and with my family and friends that were there with me. And of course, the ring wasn't too shabby!"
"Our wedding was planned for June 8, 2008 with the ceremony in Mandeville, LA at a church where Nathan had been the worship pastor and the reception in Covington, LA in a restored Benedictine nun chapel called Vintage Court. The day was beautiful even with the Louisiana humidity and heat. I was with my mom, sisters, and other bridesmaids getting ready and trying to soak every moment in and can remember thinking that I couldn't believe it was my turn to get married and that I had this amazing guy that wanted to be with me for the rest of my life. Also mixed with that were bittersweet thoughts of the fact that I was really grown up now leaving my mom and my childhood home for good. The wedding couldn't have been any more perfect and I was so happy to have the most important people in my life witness this and celebrate with us afterwards."