Sweetly in Love: Jennifer & Adis

Today we are sharing this simple engagement session, and cute story of how Jennifer and Adis met, fell in love, and are planning their wedding together. We love it and hope you enjoy checking it out!

from the photographer: “To compliment their minimalistic and modern style, Jennifer and Adis chose an all-white studio for their engagement session. Ever stylish in both their casual and formal wear, it was a dream to photograph this sweet and gracious couple. Their luminous photographs capture the joy and warmth of their love and affection, and it is a delight to be invited into their love story.”

How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another?

Jennifer: This questions always makes us look at one another and smile before we answer. We actually met back in early college when my ex brought me to meet his friends at the “Mancave”. I became friends with all of them, but definitely had a connection with Adis because we both had similar goals in life. Adis had a girlfriend at the time, we actually went on to date our significant others for several years before it just ended on natural causes. At the peak of singlehood, we were both just focusing on our lives and it was at that time that we realized how “things would be a bit better with ____ around”- Timing is everything, so it took a bit to align those thoughts, another bit to express it, but once it did the wait was sooo worth it and the rest is history.

Any special ways you incorporated your family or family history into your wedding day?

Jennifer: Our wedding day feels like it’s going to be a cultural festival. We’re blending a mix of Vietnamese and Bosnian traditions. Did we mention we’re also having an American ceremony? Music is a big thing for Bosnians, so we made sure to hire a Bosnian band, which will be flying in from St. Louis, Missouri. To incorporate the Vietnamese traditions, I will be changing into a traditional red Ao Dai and do table greetings with Adis and my family.

What part of your wedding day was most important to you?

Adis: For me, it’s sharing our special day with our closest friends and family. I want everyone there to share in that joy and have a night they won’t soon forget. Great music, great food, and great people. It’s going to be a blast!

What is the best thing you’ve learned from one another?

Adis: I’ve learned how to organize and plan more than I thought was ever possible. Jennifer is the most well organized person I know. We now even have a calendar together for our shared events, such as date nights and hangouts with friends. Don’t worry though, there is still plenty of spontaneous romance!

Jennifer: I don’t know if it’s super obvious to others, but I’m really insecure. I’ve always strived to be the best at everything and surround myself with the best. In comes Adis…He’s the essence of a perfect human to me! (jackpot!) Not only does he have a great personality to fall in love with, but my gosh, even on paper, he’s a golden child…the guy cruised through school with 4.0s, he finished his masters, he’s the lead at his company’s headquarters; he’s just overall the definition of success. Okay, I might be a fangirl…but what I learned is success doesn’t just come from hard work, it’s confidence. He helps me view life with a different perspective and although I still deal with my own worries, he always makes it a bit better by giving his take on it and I’m a better person for it.

What is your favorite thing about each other?

Adis: Her ability to bring joy into everyone she meets. When she walks into a room, the whole place lights up. All she has to do is smile. Her smile is infectious, and everyone can’t help but to be in a great mood. Needless to say, I can’t look away.

Jennifer: His gentle personality. That’s something I’ve tried endlessly to figure out if it has an end…verdict is: it’s infinite. Every couple has their bad days, but even at our worst, Adis is so great at defusing and remaining calm.

What is the most honest thing you can say about love?

Life is busy, but always make time for love. Always make time for one another, the person you are marrying is your own personal cheerleader. No matter how busy things get, never lose sight of that. Don’t go it alone, love can get you through life’s hurdles, and makes it worth living.

Photographer: Esther Frederick Photography / Venue: White O’Hara Studio /  Dress Boutique: ASOS /  Makeup Artist: Peony Beauty Lab /
Hair Stylist: Peony Beauty Lab /  Men’s Formalwear: Zara /  Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab /

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