How they met
Mia and Jesse met in college at the University of South Carolina where they both played basketball for the school. Their on court talents led them to an off court romance that would stand the test of time and distance. As student athletes they spent a significant amount of time getting to know each other. But it wasn’t until the end of their freshman year, right before Jesse was set to leave for Austria that they had their first official date. “Our date, went way better than well and we spent that entire summer writing letters to one another and Face Timing each other. On the first day of our sophomore year, we began our relationship outside of Face Time!” Mia shares.
Five years later, Jesse planned for the couple to go skydiving as a birthday gift for her future bride, little did she know he was planning the ultimate proposal. Recording the high-flying adventure for the pair to share with friends and family at a later date, Jessie planned to record his proposal as well. During the “surprise” goodbye party Mia planned for her beau, they sat with their closest friends and family to watch the skydiving video together. It was all too familiar to her, the excitement, the nerves, and the thrill. But what wasn’t familiar were the words “Mia, will you marry me?” coming our of Jessie’s mouth. Their friends and family screamed in excitement as Jessie walked over to a very shocked and confused Mia, got down on one knee and asked her for a second time to be his wife.
Her Wedding dress shopping experience?
I went to try on dresses with my mom and sister, and I just knew I wanted a flowy, light weight dress and I didn’t want a ‘cupcakey’, silk taffeta dress. But, when I put on the third dress, I knew it was the one! It was a sweet heart, a-line, silk taffeta, with a pearl zipper detail, a long train and the best part- pockets! I couldn’t officially say yes until my other sister and Aunt came to the salon and joined us for the moment. Against my initial thoughts and despite how heavy the dress was, I walked out with a cupcake, silk wedding dress and it was perfect for me.
Memory lane. The bride was so simple kuanzia her dress,shoes ,make up and even hair.