By Jessica Miga
August 31, 2013
Julia and Jesse’s love story will take you around the world. The couple met in a Philadelphia café owned by Julia’s parents, they were engaged during a hike through a Costa Rican cloud forest, and they traveled from their Seattle home to marry in Rhode Island, where Jesse was raised. Their wedding’s French rustic theme was inspired by the couple’s deep connections to France — Julia’s family hails from Biarritz, while Jesse lived and studied in Montepellier. The couple had five words in mind while planning their Sakonnet Vineyards soiree: elegant, understated, comfortable, creative and distinguished
When asked to share some wisdom with future brides, Julia had a few gems to share. First, choose a theme and stick with it — this makes it easier to imagine and plan your event. Second, Julia suggests, “Don’t be afraid to do things your own way, or on your own.” By designing nearly every aspect of their big day together, she and Jesse not only had a ton of fun, they were also able to create a wedding that reflected themselves and their values, which was their ultimate goal all along.
Photos by Rupert Whiteley Photography.