Jessica Rodriguez and Matthew Paranac met at work nine years ago while working at Amazon. Matt's friend Marcus told Jessica for months that she had a secret admirer. Marcus gave her a LOT of hints as to who her "secret admirer" may but it took her quite a while to guess who it was. She approached Matt and said, "Hi" but Matt looked upset and responded with, "Is Marcus spreading rumors about me?" She vaguely responded with, "I guess." She felt a little bad for approaching him and walked away. It wasn't until later that she learned that Matt did in fact like her, but was so incredibly nervous to say so!
Eventually he sought Jessica out throughout the weeks at work and they had small conversations. Matt's sister found her on Facebook and they got to know each other a little more through the social media platform. Jessica explains, "not so romantic, but it didn't prevent the butterflies in my stomach from fluttering."
The two eventually became head over hills for each other and became an official couple. They love to travel and is the reason why they bought a sailboat to sail around the world. They have a Ragdoll cat named Logan and a Yorkshire Terrier dog named Lexi. When they aren't cuddled up with their fur babies, they are working on getting their sailboat ready for the sail around the world!
On August 8th, 2020, Jessica was taken by surprise when Matt asked her to marry him on their sailboat! It was a natural decision to be on the water for the exchanging of rings so the Sunset Watersports boat in Key West, Florida was a perfect fit! They said yes in Key West dockside and sailed the night away during their reception aboard the Party Cat.
It was such an honor capturing these memories. Congratulations to you and your families!
Photographer: Rachel E Ligon
Planner: Jessica Jones Simply You
Ceremony Officiant: Anna Key West Wedding Day
Ceremony/Reception: Sunset Party Cat
Reception Music: Allen Holland
Desert Station: Key West Cakes