Corey & Jarred
September 12, 2020
Corey and Jarred originally met about 8 years ago via mutual friends. Over the years the two would see each other out, but nothing came of it. After matching on Tinder they decided to go on a first date. Corey admits it was awkward at first, but both eventually relaxed, and it ended well!
Corey proposed to Jarred in June 2019 in the Shenandoah Mountains on a weekend getaway with their dog, Koda. He carefully positioned his cell phone on the deck to capture the precious moment. Of course, Jarred said “Yes!”
The couple originally planned a big wedding, but plans were derailed due to COVID and keeping the safety of loved ones in mind. Corey recalls, “To have to cancel the wedding that we worked very hard on was very tough on me especially. Jarred seemed to be more pragmatic about it, but he was being strong for both of us.” They decided to move forward on the original date with a large celebration with everyone later. So the two moved forward with an intimate backyard wedding at their home before an arbor made by good friends.
The day started with first look pictures at a park down the street from their house. As they walked down the aisle, Corey first, then Jarred, each with parents by their sides, the opening songs from Jurassic Park played. Both recited personal heartfelt vows as guests from near and far (via Zoom) watched. The joyous ceremony ended when they walked up the aisle to the Jurassic Park closing song.
Although it was not the wedding they originally planned, it turned out perfectly. The couple wanted everyone to know, “regardless of all the uncertainty going on in the world that love, and life goes on.”