Rachelle and Jason met back in high school. Many years later they reconnected after unknowingly very similar parallel lives. During what Rachelle and Jason refer to as their Paleozoic Era, as high school sweethearts and each other's first loves. Boy did they love each other... truly, madly, deeply. All one has to do is read their high school yearbook to know they both thought they were destined to be together forever. After high school, they both went off for college in Arizona... only appropriate that Rachelle was an University of Arizona Wildcat and Jason an Arizona State University Sun Devil... lets just say Jason's thoughts of devilish adventurers got the better of him and their relationship came to an end. Although for Jason, Rachelle was the one that got away.
Flash forward 25 years - Rachelle and Jason were now both divorced (finalized exactly one week apart from each other) and each the parent of two beautiful girls. One day out of the blue Jason reaches out to Rachelle via Facebook messenger just to say "hey." With so many years passed and truly having no idea of what has transpired in each other's lives in the past 25 years, they shockingly start to realize how parallel their separate lives have run. Jason proclaiming that the answers to Rachelle's questions, "are too much to type," he gives Rachelle his cell number and says "if you're not too scared call me." Rachelle scared? Seriously? "RING... RING...," challenge accepted; they talk for the first time on Valentine's Day 2014. Being that they were best friends so long ago, it was like no time had past, giving each support, advice, an ear to listen, and a heart to understand. Soon after, it is clear that the rekindled friendship quickly grew to become something more. To think they almost chose not to explore the possibilities of where things could go due to geography... Many are all very thankful they did!
First love, last love, best love... each other's beginning, middle, and end. Each other's fate and destiny; 4evaFin! True love stories never end...
Rachelle and Jason opted for a First Look so we could take photos Around Key West before the ceremony. The two were married on a beautiful Key West evening at the stunning Hyatt Centric among their closest friends and four daughters. It was a picture perfect New Years Eve wedding!
Congratulations to you and you families!
Photographer: Rachel E Ligon
Assistant Photographer: Jessica Paar Robb
Wedding Planner: Jackie Herndon Family Affair
Wedding Gown: Martina Liana
Florist: Love In Bloom
Hair & Makeup: Studio Marie Pierre
Wedding Ceremony and Reception Site: Hyatt Centric
DJ/Lighting: DJ Buggy
Cake: Cakes by Karol