Jeff and Jason’s La Quinta Resort wedding was such a fabulous affair – everything was so well-planned and put together!
Set up on a blind date while in New York, Jeff and Jason instantly just clicked. During his vows, Jeff reminisced about hoping that Jason was the One … and he was. They spent their entire first date just roaming around the streets of Manhattan, getting to know each other until finally sharing their first kiss on the corner of 26th and 7th … and it’s been a fantastic love story ever since. Watching them together was beautiful – two people perfectly matched to be together.
The ceremony, led by their family friend Bill, was brief but so full of heart. Jason’s eldest son, Jackson, read a poignant poem about how falling love is like owning a dog (by Taylor Mali), and it brilliantly spoke of how love is a responsibility and a gift, and something to be taken care of and cherished. Once he was finished, Jeff surprised by Jackson and his younger brother Johnson with personalized dog tags, which had everyone in tears – including me! It was a surprise gesture that even Jason didn’t know about, and they turned out so awesome. They’re both incredibly busy with their jobs, which has kept them apart for two years – Jeff has been busy working with a show tour and Jason’s work is based out of Dallas, so they are looking forward to finally starting their lives together, so it was absolutely fitting that their recessional song was “It’s 1200 Miles from Texas to Palm Springs” by Dean Martin!
After the ceremony, Jeff and Jason’s closest friends and family gathered for a lovely reception in the La Casa courtyard at the La Quinta Resort, and danced the night away under twinkly lights and a full moon. The tables were decorated with lovely florals from Jensen’s, and each guest received United States shaped cookies (made by Exquisite Desserts) that maps their love story from New York, to Texas, finally with a cute little heart in La Quinta!
A special thanks to all of the members of the creative team who came together to make this an amazing event.
Venue | La Quinta Resort
Wedding Planner | Cathy O’Connell, Celebrations of Joy Events
Officiant | Bill Veitenheimer
Floral | Mary Cass, Jensen’s Floral
Invitations | Minted
Wedding Rings | Tiffany & Co.
Rentals + Linens | Signature Party Rentals
Entertainment + Photo Booth | Zephyr Brown
Desserts | Exquisite Desserts
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