From the bride… “Jude and I have known each other since we were both in our late teens! I have been friends with his sister, Briana, since we worked together at a tanning salon and she and I were both attending Clark College. While Jude and I were not meant to be at the time, life had a funny way of bringing us back together again over a decade later. The summer before we started dating we saw each other randomly at a BBQ up in Woodland, WA. After hearing Jude call out my name, we both practically ran into each other’s arms when we spotted each other from across the lawn. We were so happy to see one another! Alas, the fates were still not aligned, as we were both there with other people.
The chance run-in left a lasting impression, however, leaving both us of wondering about the other… About six months later, it was once again, our sweet Briana who was fundamental to our love story coming true. She was hosting a birthday party honoring Brandon, Briana and Jude’s late brother, who was also very dear to me. Surrounded by the love of Jude’s family and friends, we found ourselves spellbound and both finally single! From that day forward Jude and I have been together and we’ve never looked back.”Katie and Jude’s wedding was a very relaxed day in their backyard with their closest family and friends and beautifully set up string lights, paper lanterns and flower arrangements in the background.