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They were both a day away from leaving their job at Menards. Zach set to become a paramedic and Jen studying to become a dental assistant. On their last day at work, while Zach was busy stacking chips, Jen confided in a co worker how cute she thought Zach was. Upon hearing this the co worker immediately found Zach, brought him right up to Jen and told him that Jen thought he was cute. He smiled, asked for her number and shortly after they started dating.
Fast forward three years. On Jen's 24th Birthday Zach surprised Jen with a trip to Chicago. He took her to Navy Pier, asking a stranger to take a video of them before the big moment. Unknowingly choosing a stranger who spoke no english. After a moment of hilarious confusion, the stranger understood and got into place. Zach took Jen by the hand walking her out onto the Pier, he knelt down and asked her to marry him. She said yes and the rest is history.
Their new chapter together unfolded on May 12th, 2017 at Florian Park in Germantown, Wisconsin. The beautiful couple performed a sand ceremony and their day was nothing short of amazing. Jen and Zach are two of the most vibrant and kind individuals we've ever had the pleasure of working with. They have an amazing energy
Photographer - Shannon Meddaugh - SM Photography: facebook.com/SM-Photography
Wedding/Reception - Florian Park Conference & Event Center: http://www.florianpark.com
Hair Stylist - Samantha Mickelson at Raw Beauty: https://www.rawbeautie.com
Wedding Dress - Eva's Bridal: http://www.evasbridalcenter.com
DJ - A Personal Touch: http://www.apersonaltouchdj.net
Makeup Stylist - Jerelie Retzlaff: eilerej.com
They're day was full of love, laughter and the purest joy, that reflected the warm and tender spirits they both have. I knew Cory from a praise band in college and Tori from other ministry related projects. Watching them grow together and getting to capture them tying the knot was an absolute privilege.
Their story really did start with a walk to remember, in the pouring rain no less. A simple talk between the raindrops started them on a journey that neither of them could have imagined would lead to where they are today. Four years of discovering their differences and strengths together brought them to a Type Museum in Two Rivers where Bennett created a handmade print with the words, "Faithful I Will Be - Will You Marry Me?" Hannah said yes, and even created a matching sign with her response "Forever & Always."
I've had the privilege of watching Bennett & Hannah's love story unfold as Bennett and I became close friends in college a year before he met Hannah. It's been nothing short of incredible to watch them overcome obstacle after obstacle and grow closer to one another and God through it all.
Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary, and I wish you both a long and beautiful marriage!
She's one of the sweetest and friendliest people you'll ever meet...
Two of the most friendly and cheerful people I've ever met...
Katie is quiet, a gentle, yet beautiful soul; while MJ is a bold, outspoken natural leader. They may have different strengths, but this musical, mission minded duo is changing the world one step at a time.
"I don't know where this road will take us, but I wouldn't want to find out with anyone but you."