I Loved You Before I Met You | Jekyll Island Destination Wedding Planner

I know that it might sound

More than a little crazy,

But I believe

I knew I loved you before I met you.

I think I dreamed you into life.

I knew I loved you before I met you.

I have been waiting all my life.

~ Savage Garden

When Jennifer Dugger told Gregory Ogden she wasn’t going to beat around the bush, she meant it!  She wanted to go out with him and she told him so!
Who knew Greg had wanted to go out with her all along, but thought she was brushing him off?  Wow!  A match made in heaven, complete with 5 kiddos between them!

It was a balmy Southeast Georgia day on September 3, 2011, but the ocean breeze blew comfortably on Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, as Greg and Jennifer became husband and wife.  The families were seated and Greg stood with me as Jennifer was escorted and given in marriage by her 2 sons, Nathan and Samuel.

Jennifer wore a beautiful wedding gown of ivory satin with a champagne sash at the waist.  The strapless bodice was a sweetheart neckline.  Her brown hair was pulled up and slightly to the side with an ivory flower accent.  She carried a bouquet of orange-coral calla lilies.  Just gorgeous!  Greg wore a handsome khaki suit, white shirt, and matching boutonniere from Jennifer’s bouquet.

Vows were said and rings were exchanged between Jennifer and Greg before they participated in a family sand ceremony.  The sand ceremony included the 5 children, Makayla, Nathan, Abigail, Samuel, and Sarah.  They were all dressed in white shirts and blouses with khaki shorts.  Each child and both parents poured their own individual container and color of sand to show their unique selves being joined together into a new family unit, never again to be separated.  The final product was a vase of colorful sand layers, representing each family member.

The two were pronounced husband and wife and they kissed for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. Greg Ogden.  And it was beautiful!

After beach photography of the couple and their families, a reception dinner was held at Halyard’s on St. Simons Island, Ga.  It just doesn’t get any better than this!

For more information on destination weddings and elopements, please
visit my website at http://www.stsimonselopements.com

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