Fate managed to bring them together one evening. Jessica knew who he was – the great looking guy with the amazing car. Seemingly to Jessica – he was out of her leauge. A friend encouraged her to approach him and after some prodding – she went for it. And instantly they hit it off. After several weeks of “accidentally” running into one another, Jimmy finally asked Jessica out on a date. Over the moon with excitement, Jessica looked so forward to the evening. And everything was going perfectly… until the phone rang. A phone call that no one could have expected. That no one wanted. Jessica’s grandmother had passed away. Jessica was distraught, but Jimmy – barely even knowing her – was a shoulder to cry on and was 100% there for her all night. At that moment – Jessica knew he was a keeper.
One night after some time of dating, Jimmy took Jessica to the Villa Marie Winery in Maryville IL. He had the entire night planned. Until that is they got there and there was people everywhere for a wedding reception. Suddenly – this calm, go with the flow guy was irate. This completely ruined his idea of the perfect night. So they left the winery and went home – he’d have to ask her to be his wife a different night. Jessica, oblivious to why Jimmy would be so mad simply changed into her sweats and got ready to relax at home. But Jimmy hadn’t changed clothes. She asked him what was going on – why hadn’t he changed? “Let me clean out my pockets” and with that Jimmy got down on one knee and proposed. She didn’t even look at the ring, she just began to cry tears of happiness. He had planned for the proposal to be perfect – and it absolutely 100% was. It was a personal proposal, just between the two of them. Sweatpants and all – Jessica wouldn’t change a thing.
The two are well seasoned to the fact that things don’t always go as planned, but throughout life they’ll have one another to get through the ups and downs of life with. They look forward to starting their journey next September surrounded by everyone they care about. Enjoy their engagement photos!