Single Stone Couples

Couple Spotlight- Jordan and Stephanie

When picking your wedding theme, it is so fun to get creative and personalize your special day to be something perfect for you as a couple. Our beautiful Single Stone couple, Jordan and Stephanie, got married at Millwick in Downtown Los Angeles. Millwick was a nearly abandoned 80-year-old building that was transformed into a beautiful living oasis perfect for a wedding. The contrast of the industrial structure mixed with the lush greenery makes for such a unique and beautiful wedding space, we are obsessed. Scroll below for all of their stunning wedding photos and to read about Jordan and Stephanie’s love story!

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Q:How did you and your fiancé meet? 

A Blind Date. We were set-up through mutual friends who swore to Jordan that they knew the perfect girl for him.

Q: How did you know he/she was the one? 

I don’t know if it was so much a moment, as much as it just feeling like a natural fit. We felt like we had known each other forever. I guess I knew he was the one when I couldn’t imagine my life without him and wanted him to be a part of all the little and big things in my future.

Q:How did he propose? 

Jordan tagged along with me on a work trip to Maui. We extended an extra day on the back-end so I could have a day to relax. Since its Hawaii time, we naturally woke up super early so we decided to make the most of our day and go on a walk. We walked about a mile up the beach and ended up on our own little strip of beach with no one else around and he asked me to marry him. It was simple and perfect. No hidden photographers or people, it was just us and we got to sit on the beach and just enjoy the moment for an hour or so. My friends were all waiting back at the hotel for a brunch. It was everything that I hoped it would be.

Q:What was your favorite moment from your wedding?

That is so hard to say! Our wedding day was truly the most special and fun day of my life. If I had to pick a favorite moment, it would be our ceremony and my dad marrying us. We worked with him to create and personalize the ceremony to blend our personal elements with certain traditional elements. It was really special.

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Credits:

Venue: Millwick  / Photography: Vitae WeddingsFlorist & Day of Planning: Honeycomb Affair /Rentals: Circa Vintage Rentals / Caterer: Little Nelly Catering/ Dessert: Coolhaus & Sweet Laurel Bakery/ Bartenders: The Whaling Club/ Photo booth : The Booth  & Bus Co.

 

By |December 23rd, 2017|Couple Spotlight, Single Stone Couples, Weddings|Comments Off on Couple Spotlight- Jordan and Stephanie

Couple Spotlight- Justin and Carly

There’s something  romantic about the fall season. Crisp air, the leaves turning, and the holidays around the corner.  It makes us want to cozy up with our loved ones by the fire with a warm cup of hot cocoa . Our beautiful Single Stone couple took advantage of the outdoors with their beautiful engagement photos in Aspen Colorado. Get ready to swoon because we seriously can’t get enough!  

 

Q:How did you and your fiancé meet? 

We met in the beautiful little town of San Luis Obispo, where Justin is from and where I was attending college. We had a bunch of mutual friends and had been at a handful of the same events but had never really met. One night his band was playing in my town, he invited me to the show and afterwards he came over to my apartment for our first official hangout…….and then ended up staying for 2 weeks. haha! I guess you could say it was a successful hangout 😉 Almost ten years later, here we are!

Q: How did you know he/she was the one? 

He always says he knew I was the one when we went on our first dinner date and I ordered a giant burger instead of a salad! I would say I knew it was something very special on our first valentine’s day (before we were actually officially a couple). He was living 4 hours away at the time and my girlfriend talked me in to going to a romantic dinner with her, since we both were alone on valentine’s day and pouting about it. When I walked up to the restaurant to meet her, there he was instead, sitting outside waiting for me with flowers. No one had ever done something like that for me. And after all these years, there are countless moments like those that just affirm that you have found your person. 

Q:How did he propose? 

Our favorite quick getaway from L.A. has always been The Parker in Palm Springs. This year for my birthday, he took me there and got us our favorite room. Our favorite thing to do in the mornings there is to order a french press of coffee, and sit out on the balcony overlooking the beautiful gardens in our robes. I had zero idea it was coming, but that morning, on my birthday, as we sat out in our favorite spot in our robes, he asked me to marry him.

Q:What was your first reaction when you saw your ring?

After about 5 minutes of uncontrollable sobbing after he proposed, Justin was like “You haven’t even looked at the ring yet!!!” Haha! I was too emotional and excited to even think about it, but once I saw it….I could not believe it actually belonged to me. I have looked at my share of rings over the years, but this was better than anything I could have EVER dreamed up for myself. The fact that Justin picked it out all on his own (with help from the amazing Arielle) and picked something that is so me makes it that much more special and is just a testament to how well he really does know me. Every time I get a compliment on it, I just light up inside.

Q:Any other things you would like to share.. 

Working on hundreds of weddings for other people through my graphic design studio moochie creative, and the fact that we have been a couple for almost a decade, I thought that when the time came for my own wedding, that some of the luster would have worn off. But I could not have been more wrong! This has truly been the most joyous season of my life and I am so excited for a new chapter in our story. 

 

 

 

 

Credits:

Bride: Carly Marie of Moochie Creative/ Photography: Dani Cowan /Ring: Single Stone 

By |November 1st, 2017|Couple Spotlight, Proposals, Single Stone Couples|Comments Off on Couple Spotlight- Justin and Carly

Couple Spotlight- Frank and Ashton

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One of our favorite things to celebrate with our clients are their love stories! Today we are sharing the romantic love story of Frank and Ashton.

Q: How did you meet?

Frank grew up in a military family and moved around frequently. When his Dad retired from the Marines, his family settled in a small town in Virginia, where my family lived. Frank’s little sister and my little sister met not long after his family moved to our small town when they were on the same recreational soccer team. Through weekly soccer practices and games, our sisters immediately became best friends. Frank’s sister, my sister, and I had many sleep overs together as kids and generally did everything together until she moved away to live with her mom in PA. Oh the stories we have from fishing, to dress up, swimming in ponds, and so on.

Frank was always around, but we didn’t do much with him, as he was several years older. He was just that “big brother” that the girls didn’t really care about – he did his own thing, and we did ours. Frank and I continued to grow up alongside each other; we eventually attended the same high school, but we were merely acquaintances. We lost touch when Frank left for college.

Q: How did you know he/she was the one?


On August 31, 2014 things changed – that’s when Frank, out of the blue, reached out to me to see how I was. We nonchalantly chatted here and there and eventually, Frank mentioned we should get coffee and catch up. I was not amused, and in fact, quite against it all. I really wasn’t interested in a relationship with him at the time, and I had a feeling that’s what his intentions were. But I continued to talk to him! We talked, and we talked, and eventually I found myself driving to two hours to see Frank for the first time in years. 

Through so much conversation, I already had a feeling that he was the one. That was quickly confirmed for both of us after spending our first weekend together. Frank and I dated long distance for not quite a year while I finished my master’s degree and he continued working as a Nuclear Engineer in the Navy. When Frank received orders to Millington, TN we knew that our only option was for me to move with him. So I did. 

Q: How did Frank Propose?


In December 2015 Frank and I traveled from Tennessee, where we currently live, to Virginia to spend the holidays with our family. Christmas Day we were at his Dad’s house and I accidentally found my engagement ring in his suitcase. We were headed to my mom’s for dinner when I told Frank I didn’t approve of the shirt he was wearing. In typical Frank fashion, he said “Fine, go get something you like!”. So I hurried up the stairs to his bedroom, opened his suitcase, pulled out a shirt, and BAM! there was a ring box.

I paused…do I open it and look or not? You better believe I opened it!

I rushed back downstairs, gave Frank his shirt, and off we went to my mom’s house for dinner. The entire time in the back of my head I was thinking, “Do I say something?!” The evening went on, we ate dinner, and I didn’t say a word…not until after dessert when we were all relaxing in the family room when I casually mentioned to Frank, “Hey, we need to talk. I found the ring in your suitcase.” Frank was not happy.
A few days later Frank and I traveled to Pennsylvania to visit his mom, sister, step dad, and step brother. That was the quietest road trip of my life. Frank still wasn’t happy – I mean, I just found my engagement ring! The ring you’re supposed to SURPRISE your girlfriend with. Of course he was upset. However, once we were there, Frank could not wait to show the ring to his mom and sister. Let’s just say I’ve been wearing it ever since his mom said “Honey, you better put that on and never take it off! It’s a lot safer on your finger than in his suitcase!”

Frank and I eloped March 22, 2016 in a private ceremony. We just couldn’t wait to get married! We are currently preparing for an exchanging of vows and wedding celebration in June on my family’s farm in Virginia. Family and friends are extremely important to us and we are so excited to share this special moment with those we love most. It isn’t often that we can all be together. 

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Photos courtesy of Nikki Santerre Photography

By |March 8th, 2017|Couple Spotlight, Single Stone Couples, Weddings|Comments Off on Couple Spotlight- Frank and Ashton