Meghan & Joe
Our story starts on the school bus in 6th grade. This is where Joe and I met. This is where Joe would persistently confess his love for me and how we were going to get married, move to Montana and have 7 boys. Also where I would scoff at his gestures. We would remain friends throughout high school. After high school, Joe became a Marine in the infantry and shortly after he deployed to Iraq and I moved to Vancouver, Canada to attend school. Our lives were going in very different directions. Fast forward a few years... We would run into each other every so often
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Seven years later Joe proposed on a cold snowy day in December while we were decorating our Christmas tree. I undoubtedly said yes. Then the planning began.
Nipmoose. Other venues we visited were a little more rustic than chic. Joe and I both fell in love with the barns and the scenery surrounding them. We found the perfect venue for our Chic Country Wedding! Next, we met with David from Renaissance Floral. We made an instant connection. I had such trust in his designs. David’s attention to detail was impeccable. I made a Pinterest board and shared it with him and my vision for our wedding came alive.
We wanted to have a wedding that represented both of us. Something different than the typical hall or hotel. Something chic yet comfortable, so we decided on a barn wedding. We chose the Historic Barns of
The vendors we chose for our wedding made the day stress free. It even rained and we didn't even care. I had such faith in them knowing that they had control of every situation. They let us be stress free.
at parties or events, where we would catch up on our lives. We fell in love over a summer – three months before Joe deployed to Iraq for a second time. Joe’s deployment was going to be a big test in our relationship, and luckily, we passed every test!