Your life is a story and every once in a while that story becomes a fairytale. Jessica and Alex started off just two kids with part time jobs, working together. Day in and day out they grew to learn more about each other, socialize at work, then after work, and then something magical occurred. They fell in love!
Jessica had worked with her parents in their photography company for years and watch all the beautiful intimate weddings that he got to photograph at Paddlefish. It was no big surprise that when Alex proposed, they knew exactly where they wanted to get married. With a spacious deck on the 3rd floor, high above Disney Springs, and delicious culinary delights, they knew this was the perfect fit for them.
Victoria with Intimate Weddings of Orlando booked the venue, vendors, and made sure every detail was taken care of.
Brad with Rhodes Studios Photography and Video captured every moment of the day. From Jessica’s walk down the aisle, their ceremony, to the first dance and the lunch reception, they will have photos and memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Flowers by Lesley took great care to create the custom bouquet and boutonniere for Alex and Jessica. With dahlias, garden roses, peonies, lambs ear, dollar eucalyptus, and a host of other beautiful flowers, it fit the two of them perfectly.
The couple also used the services of Married by Mail to get their Florida Marriage License for them. With their busy schedules it made wedding planning more simple and stress free.
I have known the Rhodes family for more than a decade now. They have a passion for life. They love good food, they love their family and their friends, but I think more than all of these they love a good story. They love to hear it, they love to tell it, and they love to repeat it. So it is today, that Jessica and Alex , you are writing a new story. A story that is uniquely yours. A story that will unfold as you travel this journey you have chosen, TOGETHER. A story that your family, your children, and their children will tell and repeat.”
He also gave them a homework assignment to write and say why they loved each other.
Alex wrote: Dear Jessica,
I cannot begin to fathom how I could express the depth of my love for you in this short letter, as words do not even contain the power to describe the true nature of the bond that we have formed together. I never imagined meeting someone with such a caring heart and affectionate soul as I have found within you, and it makes me wonder every day what I could have possibly done to deserve such a loving relationship as you give to me and our family. The best part of all is that I know this love will continue to grow each day beyond my comprehension as long as we keep working at it and not let the world around us get in the way. I can’t wait to see where our life will take us and what adventures we can share together, knowing that no matter that future may be -it will be amazing as long as I am with you. Although I currently may not possess the capacity to tell you completely what you mean to me, if you let me I will spend the rest of my life working hard to prove to you why our love transcends all other forces in the universe and to reflect upon you the magical power that you have shown me with your everlasting love and devotion.
Jessica wrote: “Alex, When I first met you at work, I could immediately see what a kind person you were, and I thought we should be friends. I knew you as the guy that would loudly sing (specifically Taylor Swift songs) in the kitchen. In retrospect, who wouldn’t love a guy with that kind of confidence? After some time had passed, we became really good friends and started spending time together outside of work. We eventually started spending almost every waking moment together. I admired your intelligence, patience, respectfulness, humor, selflessness, and the fact that you bought a Disney annual pass because you knew that was the way to my heart. As you very well know, I am probably the most indecisive person the world; but for the first time in my life, I knew exactly what I wanted. It was you. Youʼve made me happier in a way that no one else ever has, and I knew that I wanted to be with you forever. Even in the moments when our relationship wasn’t perfect, I couldn’t picture my life without you. I canʼt wait to continue growing and adventuring together as husband and wife. I love you and I like you. Youʼre my favorite person.”
Alex and Jessica we wish you happiness for a lifetime.