Blake and Jennie’s wedding may have been an epic day in Colorado Springs, CO, but their little love story started far far away in Darwin, Australia. Both of them work as Marines and were stationed in the Land Down Under for a major exercise. After five months of working together, Blake asked Jennie out on an official date. and from that point on they knew their connection was something special. Even though their stations kept them in a long distance relationship, Blake in Japan and Jennie in South Carolina, they never gave up on their relationship! During the Christmas and New Years holiday season, Blake flew across the world to spend a weekend with Jennie where he ended proposing before returning to Japan for work a few days later.
Besides having one of the most swoon worthy love stories around, these babes know how to throw a party! With help from the talented team at For the Love Events, Blake and Jennie pulled off a crazy-beautiful, incredibly authentic wedding in our sister state Colorado. They started off their day with a ceremony at the stunning Grace and St. Stephan’s Episcopal Church in Colorado Springs and then adventured into the mountains of Garden of Gods Park with our girl Ashley for some stunningly breathtaking romantics. As usual, there were sooo many details that we’re still daydreaming about, from the bridesmaids boxer inspired robes to Jennie’s sleek wedding gown hidden under an incredible Jenny Packham overskirt to Blake’s custom suit from Japan to all of the rustic reception details. We seriously wish that we could spend every day with these sweethearts! Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Deignan, we love you and your epic love story beyond words!!
Venues - Garden of the Gods Park + Grace and St. Stephan’s Episcopal Church
Planning + Coordination - For the Love Events
Rentals - Rust Vintage
Florals - Floriography Flowers
Bridal Gown + Boutique - White on Daniel Island
Bridal Skirt - Jenny Packham
Bride’s Shoes - Steve Madden
Groom’s Suit - Ginza Tailor
Paper Goods - August and Stone
Sugar Cookie Favors - Lupe Ramos
Band - Jonny Mogambo Band
First Dance Musicians - Ross and Kirk Kirkes
Photos by Ashley Shaw of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn Younger of Alicia Lucia Photography