I want to officially wish Mark and Johnna a very happy one year anniversary. Three years ago Mark and my husband met when they went through a 9 month training class together for their new job. We got together a lot with Mark, Johnna and a lot of their other coworkers and spouses and they have truly become our family away from home. Johnna wanted to be very hands on throughout the wedding planning process and I didn’t blame her, I was the same way. There were several craft nights at my house making all of the details for their beautiful wedding and through those craft nights I made a new best friend.
A little bit about the couple. Mark grew up in Boston and Johnna grew up in Cincinnati. They both have a love for public service and the law and decided to attend an internship in Washington D.C. That is where they met and spent a lot of their free time touring the historic city and getting a lot of great experience. That is why they chose to use historic landmarks of D.C. for their table names. Mark applied for jobs in several different cities and Johnna applied for law schools in several cities and they weren’t really sure where they would end up. They both ended up with opportunities in Jacksonville, Florida and they continued their relationship.
One of my favorite parts if not my favorite is that all the friends and family that love and support you as a couple all get together. I love meeting the bride and groom’s friends and family and this time I was blown away. Mark and Johnna both have amazing friends and family, I mean AMAZING! They are the sweetest, most helpful and most fun group of people I have ever been around. I really got to know them because I had the honor of attending Johnna’s bachelorette party in Nashville, Tennessee (so much fun!) and Mark’s army of friends showed up at the venue bright and early just to make sure I had all the help I could use. The entire day they all asked ME if I was okay and if they could do anything to help ME. I can honestly say that I genuinely miss their friends and ask how they are doing to keep up with them. Ultimately they love Mark and Johnna so much that they would have done anything to help me make their day perfect and that says a lot about the character of Mark and Johnna too. I hope you enjoy their beautiful wedding photos and here is to many, many more years you two!
Photography: Jeannie Capellan Photography, Second shooter: West House Photography, Venue: Nocatee at Crosswater Hall, Planning and Design: Amber Veatch Designs, Flowers: Anything Plants and Flowers, Linens: Connie Duglin Linen Rental, Catering: EFS Catering, DJ: Feedback Entertainment