Ten years after they first dated in high school, Jordan Brown and Zachary Olson reconnected when the timing was just right. This time around, they knew they were meant to be together forever. Although Jordan told Zach not to propose on Christmas, he did. “It ended up being the best surprise and caught me completely off guard,” Jordan smiles. Of course, she said yes. 

Since the laid-back bride admittedly didn’t care about the little details, she relied heavily on her wedding team to orchestrate the perfect day. “I just wanted to have the best day with Zach and all our family and friends,” affirms Jordan. The couple agreed that they wanted to get married where they are both from and where their relationship began. They chose a sanctuary started by the bride’s grandmother for the traditional Catholic ceremony and a yacht club down the street from where Jordan grew up for the reception. “I always wanted to have my reception there!” she says. 

On the day of the wedding, the bride got ready at her childhood home before making her way to the church for the vow exchange, complete with a half mass. She wore a gorgeous gown with a matching long-sleeve, high-neck topper featuring a keyhole back, which was removed for the dinner and dancing portion of the evening. Her groom was handsome in a tuxedo paired with a bow tie, a monogrammed cummerbund, and a pearl lapel pin in lieu of a boutonniere. 

“We love Cabo and love the Mexican Otomi print. One of my ideas was creating a ‘Fauxtomi’ and switching out the classic animals in the print for ones that meant something to us.”

After the service, guests made their way to the reception space at the yacht club. Following a poolside cocktail hour, loved ones found their seats at modern black-and-white tablescapes decorated with gold table lamps with crisp white shades, low centerpieces of single-bloom varieties including roses, anemones, and ranunculuses in ivory tones, as well as pearl, oyster, and scallop details that gave the space a subtle seaside feel. An artistic light blue design special to the couple completed the design scheme for the personalized celebration. 

“We love Cabo and love the Mexican Otomi print,” shares Jordan. “One of my ideas was creating a ‘Fauxtomi’ and switching out the classic animals in the print for ones that meant something to us [like] a golden retriever and our college mascots, a tiger and a bull.” The blue-and-white motif was incorporated through all aspects of the wedding day, from the invitation suite and stationery to various backdrops throughout the day and the dance floor at the reception. “It really made the reception that much more fun since it was our own personal print,” she adds. 

The couple’s hometown wedding was more than they ever could have imagined. “The entire weekend was just incredible, and we felt so loved the entire time,” smiles Jordan of their dream celebration that meant so much to the couple, as well as their families. “If we could do it over, I would do everything exactly the same! I wouldn’t change a thing.”