Kris and Jillian

how we met

We (scandalously) met at work! I had seen Kris around the office and thought he was cute but we didn’t officially meet until a mutual friend’s birthday party. He IM’d me the following week on our company’s messenger and asked me out on our first date where he sweetly planned a picnic with wine and delicious appetizers in Central Park… The rest is history! Kris eventually got a new job at a different company but it’s funny thinking back to our secret midday coffee dates!

how they asked

We both love spending our summer weekends in Long Beach Island, NJ where my parents have a beach house. Kris really wanted to go to the beach for what he called a “quiet weekend” with just us and my parents in May. We were enjoying our usual morning coffee on the beach with our feet in the water, and I remember ironically we were reminiscing about how Kris officially asked me to be his girlfriend a few years ago in a similar location – feet in the water on the beach!

We walked back to the sand, where Kris reached into a bag and pulled out a beach towel which said “Jill Will You Marry Me?” with a collage of pictures of us from various beach vacations (clearly we are beach lovers!) I was crying so much and covering my eyes that I hardly saw him get on one knee!

The moment was so special and intimate, but we were happy when a jogger ran by and he was able to snap a picture for us to cherish forever! We then walked back to my house where I was shocked to see that Kris had planned the best surprise – a big party in the backyard with all of our family and best friends! Seriously the most amazing and most emotional day of my life- I can’t even imagine how our wedding day is going to feel!

Special Thanks

Vanessa Joy Photography