Jessica and Cliff

Ocala, Florida



Photography | Limelight Photography | @limelightphotos

Reception Venue | The Golden Ocala | @goldenocala

Event Planner | A’vie Events

Floral Designer | I Do Events and Party Rentals | @idoeventsandpartyrentals

Gown Designer | Vera Wang @verawanggang

Gown Salon | Blush Bridal Gallery | @blushbridalgallery

DJ | Florida Wedding DJ’s

Musicians | The Gainesville String Quartet

From the Photographer

Jessica originally didn’t want to go on a date through this app but she took a chance. During Jessica and Cliffs date they started talking about their love of travel and indulging in different cultures. By the end of the date they had a European vacation planned out and Cliff made her promise that even if they didn’t decide to date that they would still go on this trip together. Now here we are after a proposal atop the London Eye in England… fast forward to their beautiful upscale, elegant, European style wedding.


Congratulations Jessica and Cliff on finding your forever, may it continue to be filled with so many amazing adventures!

Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette?

Rose gold was the main color with a lot of flowers. We did not have any traditions.


Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception?

We did not do any DIY. Outside we had an arbor filled with flowers allowing the natural beauty to come through. Inside we wanted all the arrangements to be tall with sequins with the room having fabric all around with lights.


What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?

We had flowers at the rehearsal, ceremony, reception, and brunch. Flowers were one of my top priorities in planning my wedding.


Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?

No personalization. Our favorite part of the day was our location and having everyone there for a three day getaway that was exclusive to our friends and family.


Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.

I wanted something simple with a touch of bling that would allow my radiance to come through.


How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.

Jessica and Cliff met on online in November 2015. Jessica was in her clinical year of veterinary school at UC Davis, so Cliff met her at a lounge in Sacramento, California. They hit it off from there and had a great chat for 4 hours. Cliff wasted no time after that. The next night after Jessica got home from clinicals, Cliff came over to cook Jessica dinner and the rest was history! After Jessica graduated veterinary school, they went on a magical 3 week trip to Europe. In London, England, at the top of the London eye, Cliff proposed! In front of other people too! Even Cliff’s fear of heights couldn’t keep him from creating the perfect moment to ask Jessica to marry him. It made the proposal even more special up top of the London eye.


What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?

The first look between me and my husband. It was very special to have that time between us on such a busy day.


Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?

I could not have done it without my wedding planner. I don’t know how people could even think about doing it without one. Keeping the details straight and staying organized isn’t something I could have done without my planner.