Jordan Stevens of Portsmouth, Rhode Island and Theresa Wehner of Wichita, Kansas are set to wed on April 30, 2020 at Linden Place.
How We Met
Both Theresa and I are touring musicians. In March of 2014, our bands were put on the same tour that took place across the country. At the end of our time on the road, we stayed in contact and ultimately began dating! After some time long distance (she was living in Nashville, I was living here), I brought her to RI to show her the area and she fell in love with it (and me, of course). She ended up moving to downtown Bristol with me where we currently reside! We can’t wait to get married at Linden Place, a site we walk past every day on our way to get coffee.
Our Proposal Story
I realized quickly that I wanted to spend my life with this girl! I partnered with Theresa’s sister, Amanda, to help organize a surprise engagement. After asking her family’s permission to take her hand, we flew out Amanda, as well as her Mother and grandmother (collectively known as the “Quack pack”), and also had my whole family involved as well!
On our first date, I took Theresa down to Newport to show her all of the amazing things we have to offer in our area. We went to different restaurants, down to the wharf, walked around downtown and ended the day with kite flying at Brenton Point (Ocean Drive, of COURSE!). So I decided that it would be absolutely perfect to re-create our first date and end the day at sunset flying our kites.
Keeping the secret was the hardest part! But alas, I was able to keep it to myself as I took her down to Thames street, visiting the same places we did on our first date, and after a quick mishap with my little sister running a little late, we made our way down to Brenton Point where we began to fly kites.
Of course, March is not exactly opportune weather, and it was definitely one of the windiest days of the year. However, the whole family kept it together and secretly hid at the park while we flew the kites, and as I walked to the large group of people sitting on a bench in the park, Theresa kept asking, “Jordan, what are you doing?!” (She was a little frustrated with me, but it was worth it.)
When we reached the group, they all turned around and it was our entire family! She completely lost it, not fully understanding what was going on, and as she was hugging her family that she hadn’t seen for some time, I got down on one knee behind her. Theresa said to her mom, “I’m so happy right now!” while crying, and her mother said, “You’re going to be a whole lot happier when you turn around!” Mission accomplished. And the good news is, she said yes.