Michelle and Jeremy are my favorite kind of love story! I first met Michelle just a few months before her wedding and was instantly in love with this couple! At the time these two met, Michelle lived in Destin and Jeremy was serving over seas. A little dating app introduced these two and after a few weeks of constant communication, these two knew that had an undeniable connection. After a few months Jeremy was able to come back to the US for a short visit. But their first meeting wasn't going to be so easy. Canceled flights, not a rental car within miles and unpredictable traffic, these love birds ignored every obstacle that tried to stop their first encounter. Finally they met in person in a restaurant parking lot outside of Atlanta. where they were suppose to have dinner. But Jeremy didn't make it in time so they just made do for the evening. The next day they traveled back to Destin, where Jeremy says he knew he was "home" being with Michelle. From here on, their hearts were inseparable and knew they were each others forever. Jeremy wasted no time asking Michelle to marry him. On his next visit home the next month he planned the perfect moment. They were walking along the beach when Jeremy stopped to pretend he found an awesome seashell. (Clever way to get down on one knee, might I add) He called Michelle over and once she was next to him, he pulled out the ring and popped the question! Michelle's adorable response "PRETTY PLEASE!!". Not wanting to be presumptuous, Jeremy asked for clarification, and Michelle said "yes!"
Over the next few months they managed to plan their wedding together even though Jeremy was back over seas. Michelle would meet with vendors then talk with Jeremy over Facetime to confirm their choices. Before they knew it, it was only a few days before their wedding when Jeremy got to come home again. They joined with their closest friends and family who could not have been more supportive of this duo. Michelle grew up in a military family traveling the world, so this lifestyle was familiar to her.
Following their wedding night, Jeremy was home for a few weeks longer before he had to leave again. Shortly after, Michelle packed her bags too and was off to Greece to join him to live as husband and wife together. I have to say, selfishly, I am sad Michelle left us in Destin. That day we met at Starbucks to meet for the first time and talked wedding "talk" we sat for over 3 hours talking as if we had been friends for years. I felt I got to watch a friend get married, and even a few days before she left for Greece, I got to see her again to say goodbye. She is just the kind of girl anyone can get along with and I am so happy to see she found her prince charming and was swept off her feet.
Michelle and Jeremy, come back and see us soon and often, but have fun traveling the world together. Thank you both for your service to our country.
A quick shout out to my friend and the second photographer for this wedding, Rae, who was fun to work with and a great addition to the images for the day!