June 20, 2012

Megan and Chris love Jesus. From the beginning, they made a decision to keep their relationship centered on their common faith and devotion to Christ, which was the first time either of them had experienced a relationship like that, and they believe it has made all the difference in the world.

Megan grew up in Texas, and Chris in Ohio. As fate would have it, they both decided to attend The Ohio State University, but that wasn’t where they met. While in school, they started going to Veritas Community Church, where they both say they found a community of people sharing life together in a way that they had never experienced before and where they experienced the Lord in ways that they had been searching for. Wanting to get more involved, they both happened to attend the same small group meeting in October of 2010 and caught first glimpses of each other. Not long after, Megan asked Chris to have coffee with her, and thus began a string of what Megan wanted to be coffee dates, but what Chris thought to be casual conversations. Eventually, after a few months of these coffee dates, Chris summoned the courage to tell Megan that he wanted to pursue her in a relationship and eventually marriage. This was a big step for both of them and for their first true date, they went to the lovely establishment called Cuzzins frozen yogurt and just spent time talking together. It was in the following April that Megan told her mom that she was going to marry Chris, she didn’t know when, but she knew he was the man she was going to spend the rest of her life with. Although that summer was a difficult one, they grew a lot through it and God started to open their eyes to the possibility of marriage in the near future.

As time went on and they became more and more sure that they were meant to get married, Chris began planning. In November he purchased a ring, and then he waited. Waited for the right moment. And on the night of January 7th, exactly a year after he had asked to pursue Megan in a relationship, Chris found that moment he was waiting for. They had gone to a wonderful Thai restaurant in the Short North called Basil for dinner, and then walked a couple blocks over to Goodale Park. And there at Goodale Park, in the middle of a gazebo, he asked her to marry him.

Eventually Megan and Chris would like to live in the downtown area of Columbus while continuing to be involved at Veritas, and someday raise a family…but the last part won’t be happening for a while, so no worries everybody!

Megan and Chris are one of the most relaxed and fun couples we’ve met, and their wedding reflected that. After starting the day at Ambushed Salon in the Short North, time just seemed to float gently by. No rush and not a care in the world. It was refreshing and enjoyable. They had planned out their day so that they could enjoy time with their closest friends and family without feeling crunched for time, which is wonderful! One of my favorite things that Megan and Chris worked into their wedding was a ceremonial foot washing. It was truly moving, the gentle display of servanthood to each other, and their love for each other and for those around them was further evidenced by the smiles, hugs, and conversations shared.

Megan and Chris, we don’t take for granted the time that we have had with you guys and we wish you all the best as you start your new life together. Thank you so so much for allowing us to have the honor of documenting your heartwarming wedding!

If you would like to be notified when the rest of Megan and Chris’ images are made available, click HERE and sign their guestbook!

Venue: Veritas Community Church
Dress: Justin Alexander
Hair: Ambushed Salon
Florist: Megan!
Cake: Erin Blunt
Band: Veritas Band
Photography: The Jacksons

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  1. kjj

    June 21st, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    i teared up! and smiled. so lovely 😀

  2. Emily Johnson

    June 22nd, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Amanda and Jeremy! What a fantastic job you’ve done capturing the celebration! I love these two people more than words can express! Thank you for loving them in this way. Beautiful People. Beautiful Evening. Beautiful Savior!

  3. Meredith Pugh

    June 25th, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Had such a good time! Love you both. Beautiful pictures by the wonderful Jackson crew!! Thank you for letting me be a part of it!

  4. Sheryl Haugen

    June 28th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    The wedding pics are absolutely amazing! Thank you so much to the Jacksons for a fantastic job!!!!

  5. Connie Ramos

    June 28th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    These are some awesome pictures. I love them! Very focused on the wedding couples wishes and lifestyle. Great job!

  6. Carrie

    June 29th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    The pictures are great! Wish them to always be as happy as they look in the pictures!

  7. Linda Alexander

    June 29th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Awesome wedding pics…You have truly captured the love and spirit of these two beautiful people…Makes me want to get married all over again….

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