This evening, I met with Kristen Godwin and Jimmy Jensen at a Starbucks in Kent. Jimmy and Kris will marry on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the Canterwood Golf Club in Gig Harbor. A beautiful location, this will suit this Puyallup couple very well.
I enjoyed learning some of their story. As with many couples, they met online through Match.com. An added blessing was when they found out that they were living only three blocks apart. Without knowing it, they already had some of the same favorite restaurants and other hang outs. However, if they had not found each other's profile, they might never have met.
On the couple's The Knot website
, Kristen explains that she wasn't sure if she should accept Jimmy's dinner date invitation. Her friend Holly Barrett (now the maid of honor) told Kristen she should at least go for the "free dinner." Being hungry, Kristen went for what turned out to be a great steak, and company that was even better.
Both the bride and the groom have great respect for their families. One interesting note is that they will marry on what would have been the bride's parents' 34th wedding anniversary. Sadly, her father passed away a few months short of their wedding.
I'm working with the couple to design some personalized features for their special ceremony, now 46 days away.
Congratulations to a wonderful couple!