In this, the Age of Online Dating, more and more of our pairs are meeting through those chippy little apps on their phones! It’s funny how a profile picture and a few answered questions can lead you to your soulmate — and yet, here they are, Jordan and Amy: hopelessly, deliriously, incandescently in love! A match made in… well… e-Harmony!
A word from photographer and White Wren Collaborative member, Mallory Haren of Mallory Dawn Photography:
“Amy and Jordan are two of the sweetest people ever. They are overflowing with love and positive energy and their wedding day was one for the books. Something very unique and special about their wedding was during the couple’s first dance. They had chosen the song ‘Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)’ by Emily Hackett which is such a beautiful song. Little did Amy know, Jordan surprised her and flew the artist herself to sing the song live for them to dance to and for their guests to enjoy. Amy had absolutely no idea and was overflowing with emotion when she saw Emily come out to sing for them. This shows how thoughtful Jordan is and I just know they will make each other happy for the rest of their lives. The Estate On Second was such a special location for their wedding, full of so much history. It was such an honor getting to photograph their day. I am so happy for them!!”
Love notes from the couple, Jordan & Amy:
How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another?
“As with many modern-day fairy tales, our story begins on e-Harmony. As Jordan began to review the profiles of potential e-Harmony matches, one stood out above the rest, Amy from Carlsbad. According to her profile, she desired a man who is strong in his faith and can ultimately encourage her walk with the Lord. This certainly piqued Jordan’s interest and he immediately sent her a message. Not long after, Jordan and his cousin planned to meet up for lunch. When inclement weather deterred them from their original destination, his cousin unknowingly suggested that they grab lunch in Carlsbad instead. As soon as they returned from their lunch, Jordan received notice that ‘Amy was interested’ and responded to his original message.
The two began communicating back and forth via the e-Harmony platform and went on their first date one month later. They had chemistry, great conversation, enjoyed a cooking class and ended the night with a dark chocolate taste test. The next day, Jordan’s mom asked how the date went, to which he responded, ‘I think I just met the woman I am going to marry.’
Although they had begun dating, Jordan and Amy continued to write one another multiple page letters that lasted the entire first year of their relationship. These letters afforded them an extra opportunity to get to know each other during the week as they lived in separate cities and typically only saw each other on weekends.”
Any special ways you incorporated your family into your wedding day?
Jordan: “Amy’s grandparents had all passed away by our wedding day. Her mom’s mom had just died a couple summers prior and would have loved to have been at the wedding. She’d given her a gold pearl ring as a young girl. In order to incorporate having her grandma be somewhat ‘present’ and remembered the day-of, that ring was tied around the bride’s bouquet.”
What part of your wedding day was most important to you?
Amy: “Jordan certainly surprised me on our wedding day! For our first dance, he flew out the actual artist of our song, Emily Hackett! She performed ‘Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)’. It was such a surprise indeed, and the biggest treat! She was an amazing performer and such a sweetheart — an unforgettable moment.”
What is your favorite thing about each other?
“That we found someone that deeply knows us and chooses to love us.”
If you had one piece of advice for other couples, what would it be?
“A successful marriage isn’t being the best for one another. It’s about offering grace and accepting and appreciating each other for who they currently are.”
photographer: Mallory Dawn Photography / venue: The Estate On Second / Stylist, Planner, Designer: Green Apple Event Company / floral designer: Monica Wyman / dress boutique: Bridal Showcase / hair and makeup artist: Salon Maison / additional vendors: catering: Jays Catering / DJ: Vox DJs / videography: Cotton Love Studios / invitations: Minted / singer: Emily Hackett / film lab: Goodman Film Lab