Skye & Jay’s Claremont Engagement

Skye & Jay’s Claremont Engagement

Skye & Jay’s Claremont engagement is both fun & stylish! The couple chose to start with a light colored outfits which was less formal but still very chic, while their second set of outfits were sophisticated & gave off a very editorial feel. We absolutely love both & adore it when couples decide to bring multiple looks to their sessions, you can never go wrong with creating variety!

How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another? It all started with a debate over engagement rings… Months prior to our meet-cute, a dear friend separately convinced the two of us it was an absolute crime that we had not met because we shared so much in common! Thus a brunch amongst friends was scheduled at Nick’s Restaurant. (Our favorite place!) Outside of our initial ‘Hello’ and impressively firm handshake, we did not speak to each other very much that day. It was only after overhearing a conversation Skye was having about helping a friend pick out an engagement ring, that Jay decided to interject by asking:‘How would you feel if your significant other got you something other than a diamond ring?’  Skye was impressed by Jay’s confidence and unique conversation topics. Jay was impressed by Skye’s beauty and bubbly demeanor.

Tell us a funny story relating to your wedding day or relationship!
Jay was so accustomed to wearing his wedding ring prior to the wedding day, that he nearly put his ring on himself during the ring exchange portion of the ceremony!

Describe a hurdle you had to overcome in your relationship or during your wedding planning. Our entire courtship and engagement process was amidst the rockier stages of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was a challenge to decide on how to celebrate our union without compromising the health of our beloved family and friends. We prayed a lot about what to do and ultimately agreed to make our wedding day more intimate while including our extended family and friends via Livestream.

Any special ways you incorporated your family or family history into your wedding day? Our wedding day was extremely family-oriented being that the only guests physically present were immediate family members (20 total). We gave each family member a customized gift with a note to share how much we appreciated their presence and impact on our lives. In addition, we decided to have our wedding at the Bride’s childhood home which made the day feel even more intimate.

What is the most honest thing you can say about love? Love takes work. Be willing to communicate, be willing to be vulnerable, and be willing, to be honest. If the two of you are capable of those things your love will last the tests of time. 

What part of your wedding day was/is most important to you? The most important part of our wedding day was and still is being able to celebrate our love and solidifying our love with a ceremony before our friends and family.

What is the best thing you’ve learned from one another? Jay: Skye has taught me to not take everything in life so seriously. Even the mundane things in life can be fun with the right person.
Skye: Jay has taught me to be a more confident version of myself. He is my biggest cheerleader and life coach all in one!

What is your favorite thing about each other? Jay: Skye’s optimism. She can find joy in the simplest of things. It is extremely rare for her to not have a smile on her face.
Skye: Jay’s sense of humor. He can make a pun out of almost anything. It often catches me off guard but always makes me laugh.

What was your favorite part about planning your wedding? Our favorite thing about planning our wedding was seeing the outpouring of love and support from our friends and family. Everyone was so willing to help in any way they could to make our big day so beautiful.

If you had one piece of advice for other couples, what would it be? Remember that your wedding day is a celebration of your love and not a spectacle for others to see. If things do not go exactly as planned (which is more common then you would think), remember what is most important is what the day represents.

Photographer: Jasmine Marie Photography

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