Adventure Elopement | July 26, 2019
Mitch + Jana
"I’m going to start by just talking about Jesse because I really just don’t know how else to prelude this extraordinary story"
Jesse is a big squishy ball of warmth, generosity, selflessness, authenticity, hilarity, love and kindness. Just to skim the surface. And as a wedding photographer, Jesse is inescapably talented, creative, unique and real.
Mitchell and I met Jesse at my oldest and dearest friends wedding. The three of us got along so well because we all act half our age and throughout the night Jesse joked “you guys need to call me when you wanna get married”.
A year later Mitchell and I planned to elope in Canada and have a crazy party to celebrate back home in Aus.
I messaged Jesse to see what he thought about coming to our unconventional party to take a few silly photos for us.
The curiosity over our plans in Canada got him asking. Before we knew it, we were planning to have Jesse come along and document what turned out to be our Canadian, road trip, surprise adventure wedding!
Without any input from myself, Jesse and my wonderful husband Mitchell planned an entire 4 days worth of blindfolded surprises.
On the last day. We woke early. I was told to do my hair and makeup and just get in the car, blindfolded.
When we arrived at our secret surprise destination Jesse lead me from the car to a room where my wedding dress was ready for me.
I put it on and waited.
After Jesse came to get me and lead me to where I needed to be, I took off my blindfold to see my husband to be standing next to a helicopter that would take us to the top of a secluded mountain overlooking the Okanagan Valley where we would marry. I could never describe this day. I could never do it justice.
We couldn’t have done this without you Jesse, I didn’t know what we did was even possible. This wedding was more than what I could have imagined or conjured up myself. Every tiny little detail was perfect.
We had the time of our lives and we would go on an annual trip to go snowboarding with you again every year if we could.
We could never thank you enough.