It was love at first “like” for Carly and Jeremy, whose initial interaction took place over Instagram. A follow from Jeremy and a few double-taps from Carly led to many long distance dials and Skype exchanges, but screens could only suffice for so long. After a month, Carly decided to buy a plane ticket to visit Jeremy in the Lone Star State. As it turns out, the purchase button wasn’t the only thing that clicked. “I knew [that I wanted to spend my life with him] the immediate moment I bought my first plane ticket to see him.” Once the two met eyes in the San Antonio airport, their future really took off. Jeremy instantly sensed that he was going to marry her too.
Downtown San Antonio proved to be a very special spot for the two of them. It was there that the two strolled the famous Riverwalk for their first date and shared an extravagant Valentine’s dinner date upon Jeremy’s return from deployment. They also returned to the scene of their first date for a rather “hot” proposal, fueled by their mutual love of Taco Bell. “Whenever we would go to Taco Bell, I would toss him the fire sauce that had the message “Will you marry me?” on it, just jokingly passing the hint along.” Carly explained. One day, Jeremy finally took the bait. Mid-Riverwalk, Jeremy stopped Carly and handed her the fire sauce. Confused, Carly started to laugh, then, she shared, “he got down on one knee and pulled out the ring I had been eyeing for forever!” Tears of joy and applause from bystanders followed the sweet, yet spicy, gesture.
To incorporate their love story, the couple infused a little Texan charm into their Pacific Northwest nuptials. Carly’s mom made a Ranch style entrance to the ceremony with wooden fences and a welded K for their last name above a gate entrance. She also made an “all NW arbor” with cedar posts from her backyard and deer mounts donated from family members. All of the flowers for the wedding were homegrown as well.
Carly and Jeremy’s wedding came together just as they’d envisioned. Carly let out a sigh of relief when Jeremy loved the dress she’d kept concealed, and he was “absolutely stunned” to see his beautiful wife. They both cherished being around those they loved the most during their wedding, but, now that it’s over, being married is just as special. Jeremy says best part is “waking up to her every day, knowing I get to spend all of life’s great moments with her.” If you ask Carly, “it’s a sleepover every night. We can stay up late and talk about anything and eat whatever we want. It’s honestly just so much fun.” Enjoy the story of Carly and Jeremy’s Lake Crescent wedding day with the beautiful images captured by Samantha McFarlen.