Nate and I listed our home for sale in May of 2021. A few days later, I get a message from our past bride Amanda asking if we were selling our home. Her sister was looking for one in Winter Garden and thought she saw some familiar faces in photos on the walls. :)
Long story short, it sounds like Jackie was having a hard time finding a home (this was in peak crazy selling season!) and her mom encouraged her to up her budget a little bit. Mom ended up finding OUR home in her searching, telling Jackie, “see! The Roots’s home would have been a perfect fit, but now it’s under contract- you waited too long!”
Lucky for us, the stars aligned and that contract fell through. Jackie and Eddie ended up buying our home! I was *devastated* to move… Nate and I built it, choosing every cabinet, paint color, lighting fixture, and had the prettiest living room wallpaper. Even more than that, our good friend painted the most magical Small World nursery and it was truly a home I saw us in forever. I am so happy that it went to a couple that I know will love and care for it like we did, a pup Ace to fill the pup-size hole left by Huck, and (selfishly) we get to now visit someday!! This way, I don’t need to creepily knock on the door of a stranger or feel weird making slow drive-bys wondering what it looks like now. I can just call my friend Jackie and say, “HEY! Let’s have a BBQ. And by that I mean YOU need to have a BBQ and invite us over! And also can you please invite your family because we miss everybody.” <3
First things first for this wedding… 2023 seems to be the year of dogs at weddings and I could not be more here for it if I tried. Hi Ace!! <3
The wedding was held at Up the Creek Farms in Malabar, Florida. This venue was perfect for them: a *killer* getting ready suite, whimsical outdoor wedding ceremony site under majestic mossy trees, and just down the path, a rustic indoor reception venue with wooden beams. Everything was *right* there which ended up being incredibly convenient as we spent the day dodging rain drops!
Yep. Our first champagne gun at a wedding!
Alright Jackie and Eddie… How about that BBQ?! We love y’all!!