Brittany Trkulja and Jonathan Sawtelle met in high school where they grew up in Colchester, VT. She remembers the exact day when she laid her eyes on Jon. He was dressed up for a hockey game and he walked by her lunch table full of her girlfriends. She immediately asked them "who is that!?". She proceeded to follow him around the school every day and basically memorize his class schedule. They began "chatting" on AOL instant messenger, and the rest is history! They went to different colleges but made the long distance relationship work. A love so rare these days has truly stood the test of time and miles.
This easy going couple enjoys doing everything together. When they aren't home having fun with their four-legged "puppers", Leo (3) and Mango (1), they really enjoy traveling and eating their way around this beautiful country. Jon is a hockey player so they also really enjoy going to pretty much any sporting event.
They moved to South Florida in December of 2018 and immediately knew they were never moving back to Vermont. In August of 2019, they flew back to Vermont for a friends wedding weekend. Little did Brittany know that Jon was carrying a big surprise in his carry-on the whole time. The day after her friends wedding on August 11th, 2019, Jon and Brittany had plans to go have brunch with their friends Erika and Aedan. They were walking to their house and as soon as we were in front of their very first home together in Vermont, on the sidewalk, hand in hand, Jon yanks her hand as he gets down on one knee and asked the big question. She was in shock and just stood there in dis-belief that this moment was finally happening!
The two decided to tie the knot in Key West, Florida in the stunning gardens at the Audubon House. Afterwards their closest friends joined them in celebrating on the roof top of First Flight were the high school sweethearts celebrated their lifetime of love.
Congratulations to you and your families!
Photographer: Rachel E Ligon
Wedding Dress: Stella York
Hair and Makeup: Makeup & Giggles
Flowers: Petals & Vines
Ceremony: Audubon Home & Gardens
Reception Location: First Flight
Cheesecake: Cheesecake Factory