It was her thirtieth birthday, they were crossing the street when he stopped and got down on one knee. He said, "I don't have a ring yet, but I will. I want you to know that I want this- that I am thinking about this."
It wasn't long before he was back at that same spot, ring and all, asking Shannon to be his wife.
Shannon and Jay met in art school while they were both pursuing a degree in graphic design. Along the way, they fell in love and started their dream business - Parallel-Play. As one might expect, a wedding thrown by designers is an amazing sight. In the months leading up to their wedding, Jay and Shannon shared a lot of their inspiration with me - sending me mood boards, color pallets and their flower inspiration. However, the one thing that stuck with me most is a photo they sent me from the movie, Big Fish - it exuded love, family, and warmth, with a slight vintage touch.
When we arrived at their ceremony location, the Historic Heritage Square Museum, it couldn't have been more perfect. The old houses and little white church had brought their vision to life. Along with stunning florals by Honey and Poppies, custom made letter press by the couple themselves, and tons of handmade details, Jay and Shannon had successfully created the wedding of their dreams. In the end their retro vintage handcrafted wedding turned out to be the perfect reflection of their personalities and it was an absolute pleasure to document.