Q&A with Jess and Phil
How and when did you meet? Phillip and I actually met on Myspace! Back in 2006, Phillip saw me on a mutual friend’s page and decided to write and tell me I had great smile. This led to the worst first date ever. We agreed to meet Denny’s. I thought he was too shy and he thought it was odd that I ate pancakes with my hands. We parted ways and didn’t speak for 2 years. Myspace brought us together again when Phillip decided to read my blog posts and was intrigued by what I had to say. We began talking and each realized that he was only shy because he was nervous and that pancakes are an acceptable food to eat with your hands. We then went on the best second first date in history, and have been laughing together ever since.
How and when did the proposal take place? Phillip had planned a really sweet evening with friends and was going to propose at the end of it. But a series of unfortunate events led to me ending in the emergency room. Instead of postponing the proposal, Phillip got down on one knee right there in the emergency room. We celebrated the proposal and my recovery with the hospital staff and toasted with hospital issued juice. It was amazing.
What was the overall theme and/or style of the wedding? Southern Romance
Interesting facts about the couple? As children, we were both signed with the same entertainment agency but never met till we were adults.
Where do you reside and what are your occupations? We live in Glendale, CA. Phillip is a Costume Concept Artist for television and film and I am a stay at home mom/ nursing student.
What is your advice to brides currently planning a wedding? Remember to have fun and go with your gut! Choose vendors who feel like friends and don’t waste time with any vendor who makes you feel uncomfortable.
I just can’t say enough about (wedding vendor): We simply can’t say enough about virtually everyone we met through this process. Everyone really worked together to make this the best day of our lives. Our venue, Twin Oaks, has the most amazing staff we could ever ask for. Megan and Mariah (our coordinators) were dedicated, enthusiastic and always made us feel special. Becky, the pastry chef at Twin Oaks, took it upon herself to make a special cake for our daughter. She turned into a lifelong friend. Dapper Images (our photography team) really stands out because of their commitment to detail,
work ethic, and ability to make us feel like we’ve known them half our lives. And we cannot sing enough praises for Leroy’s Sweet Potato Shack! They baked the most amazing sweet potato cheesecakes, pies, and other goodies. They took our order last minute and delivered more than we could have asked for!
Florist: Jerri Disney
Rentals: Found Vintage Rental
Entertainment: Herbie Smith, DJ
Videographer: Dapper Images