From the time they met, they have had a unique connection, which grew into a unique type of love. Their friendship began in a rather uncommon way. Instead of starting with small talk, Sarah and Jeremy became friends over conversations of theology and scripture at the coffee shop on campus at Ohio University. They have been blessed to be surrounded by a community of friends at school and at home who have watched their relationship grow from the very beginning and have always been there to encourage them and give them guidance. By the end of that first school year together it was clear to Sarah that she and Jeremy would make a great couple. They talked and talked, never growing tired of each other’s conversation. Even as they spent a summer apart while Sarah worked at a Young Life camp in Virginia, she and Jeremy wrote many letters back and forth. She recalls that it was one of the most fun stages for them as they still had a sense of uncertainty about their status, but they both had strong feelings for each other. By the end of the summer though, they were officially dating.
After dating for a little over a year, Sarah and Jeremy began talking about marriage. A lot of people thought they were crazy for wanting to get married so young, including their parents. In a culture that says get an education and start your career before you get married, Sarah and Jeremy were definitely not the norm, but they explained to their parents why they wanted to get married and that they were ready to make a lifelong commitment to each other, and eventually their parents came to understand the love that Sarah and Jeremy have for each other and have been incredibly supportive since then.
Jeremy had held onto the ring for almost a month before he popped the question. He didn’t know exactly how he was going to propose or when, so he just waited. When Jeremy woke up on September 24, 2011 though, he decided that this was the day he had been waiting for. After quickly calling his mom to let her know, Jeremy began to put together a plan. Sarah and Jeremy lived in the same apartment complex, with Sarah’s apartment being right upstairs from his. So Jeremy made up an excuse to get Sarah to come downstairs, asking to borrow her vacuum cleaner. When she walked into his apartment, vacuum in hand, she was met with candles and photos of them set up all around the room. He also set up letters and notes that Sarah had written to him and had a special song playing, which ended up being their first dance song! And right there, after waiting for weeks, Jeremy had found the moment he had been looking for.
Sarah and Jeremy both have one more year of school to go, which they are really excited to share together. Every stage of their relationship, from meeting, to dating, to getting engaged, and now being married, has occurred within the setting of Athens, OH, so there’s no other place they’d rather spend their first year as husband and wife.
Congratulations you two! We had so much fun with you and your family and friends. What an awesome group of people! We wish you well with your final year at OU…it’ll fly by way faster than you could ever image so soak it in as often as you can!
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A huge thanks to all of the awesome vendors who made this day beautiful!
Venue: Upper Arlington Lutheran Church (Lytham & Mill Run)
Dress: David’s Bridal
Hair: Kenneth’s Salon
Florist: Flowers by Brooke
Caterer: PC Events Catering
Baker: Short North Piece of Cake
Photography: The Jacksons