Denise and Jason’s destination wedding in El Dorado Maroma Resort, Riviera Maya is one that was a long time coming for the lovely couple. After having met at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida back in 2008 through a mutual friend, Jason knew that he had been introduced to someone special, and that he had to pursue her. After a bit of skepticism from Denise, she finally decided to give him a chance, and little did she know that a few years later, he would become the man of her dreams…and her extraordinary husband. Their love story is so beautiful, and their images from Lora Rodgers Photography are out of this world!
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Jason & Denise’s story began April 2008 in Orlando, Florida. It all started when a mutual friend invited them out for a fun night of dancing at a local nightclub. That night would turn out to be the first time the future couple would lock eyes on each other.
Unfortunately, it was a brief meeting and there were no sparks or fireworks going off in both of their hearts at the time. Well at least not in Denise’s heart. On his drive home, Jason felt he had to meet this exotic and beautiful woman once again. A few days later and after hours of searching multiple mutual friends webpages on Myspace (A now ancient social media website); Jason was able to track Denise and send her a friend request. Denise ignored the request at first because of skepticism and only meeting Jason briefly.
However, a few days and a couple of direct messages later, she found herself accepting his request out of curiosity. Several days later she found herself deleting him because she had never met a guy let alone date one from social media. Jason was not giving up because he was so intrigued with her beauty and wanted to know more about her.
He proceeded to send her an additional friend request despite her deleting him and a direct message in hopes to gain her attention. Denise was a little apprehensive at first but was somewhat intrigued by his persistence. She finally decided to just approve his page and see what this guy was about. She realized they shared a lot of values and beliefs. She also realized he was tall, handsome and his muscular physique was a plus.
Their phone conversations would go on to last hours and sometimes wouldn’t end until the sun came up the very next morning. After several weeks of Jason trying to convince Denise to meet up with him, she finally gave in and set up a time and place. That day would change their lives forever. Jason remembers pulling up to her house and being blown away by her beauty. That brief meeting at the nightclub he barely made contact with her and this time he was able to lay eyes on this perfect specimen.
The next couple of dates they seemed more and more intrigued with each other. Unfortunately, Denise had planned a trip to Europe for 2 weeks prior to them meeting and decided that they should remain friends while she was away. Jason, heartbroken at the time respected her wishes but knew deep down he would make things with her official one day. During her trip in Europe she realized how much she missed him and couldn’t wait to get home to see him. Upon her return, they began dating June 10, 2008 (06-10) and have been inseparable ever since.
Ironically, the first time the couple exchanged “I Love You” was on a beach and then on October 6, 2017, they exchanged “I Love You” along with their wedding vows once again on a beautiful beach in Mexico.
Thank you so much to the sweet couple for sharing their story with us, and to Lora Rodgers Photography for sharing this amazing album!