Jaime & Kevin is such an adorable couple! I’m stoked that Kevin provided the answers to their love story located at the end of the post, even including a super sweet, romantic story of how he proposed to his lovely bride Jaime (they were married this July).
Here is a little background on their engagement shoot provided by Matthew Nigel Photography.
Jamie and Kevin are definitely one of the most relaxed couples I’ve ever shot. They both have such carefree personalities that they’re a joy to be around. We met down in La Jolla for this shoot and went off! We walked all around the neighborhood just trying to find places to shoot. I had never been to La Jolla before, so it was fun just to explore. We weren’t on a time crunch, so we probably walked for miles throughout the day. A couple different outfit changes (one of them getting soaked) and it was a great day. They love the beach, so they wanted to end their shoot there. It was a beautiful day, and they are quite a beautiful couple. I’m so excited to be a part of their wedding!
From the Groom, Kevin :
How did you meet?
We met through Christ’s Church of the Valley! I (Kevin) was involved in a program where some of us would go down to Skid Row and grill hot dogs a few times a month for the homeless. Jaime was already driving around town with little bags of food and toiletries in her trunk in case she saw someone in need, so when she heard about this ministry she decided to check it out!
How did you propose?
That story starts at Christmas when Jaime opened an unmarked package under her Christmas tree. When she did out came one red balloon with a scroll tied to the end of the string describing the history of a Japanese restaurant in Hollywood. A few days later she received a mysterious little wooden object that she would later find out was used for making crepes, along with a message written in French (thank you google translate) detailing how much I was looking forward to the date we had planned for the 30th. A few days later she received a travel mug with a picture of stars and galaxies and some words from one of our favorite songs (I Love you More by Matthew West) and another note confessing my love and anticipation of our date. On the 30th I picked her up and we went to Downtown Monrovia for Crepes. After a nice walk we headed to the Griffith observatory. Our next destination had Jaime looking nervous and confused as we headed for an airstrip and a man in a big red helicopter landed and motioned for us to board. When she put on the headphones she heard a playlist of several of our favorite songs as we flew over Hollywood at sunset. As we descended back toward the airstrip, the last song began: “Marry Me” by Train- another of our favorites. Jaime and I both started to cry as she started to recognize the tiny line of people way down on the ground- our families holding signs that said things like “Put a ring on it” “Well done!” and “Ephesians 5:22 to 6:3” We landed and I came around to her door: I had a whole speech planned… but after getting on one knee all I could muster was a simple “Will you marry me?” And she said yes. After a short Starbucks break with our families we headed to Yamashiro, a very old Japanese Restaurant with a gorgeous view for sushi dinner- our favorite.
What are/were your wedding plans?
We got married at the San Clemente Golf Club on July 13, 2013. We organized our wedding through the Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center. Our Wedgewood wedding coordinator Chiara Spinazzola was incredible and we cannot say enough good things about the Wedgewood staff as we planned out our special day.
Our wedding style was very much our own! We love the beach (that’s why we picked San Clemente) and although we didn’t want an all beach motif the beach did influence our color scheme: navy blue, ivory and charcoal gray. I would describe our wedding style as elegant modern. The bridesmaids wore long satin navy dresses and Jaime wore a satin beaded ball gown. The guys went with more modern charcoal gray fitted suits with ivory shirts and navy vests and ties. We didn’t do traditional chair covers or white table covers. Instead we had chiavari chairs with navy pintuck table covers and all white and ivory flowers (no greenery). Dark blue up-lighting really made the white flowers look grand.
Photographer: Matthew Nigel Photography