Brides and Groom's in Bloom :: Julie + Jason :: April 30, 1995

Brides and Grooms in Bloom
Taking a Look Back at Today's Married Couples' Wedding Day

This weeks couple is comes from Fountian Hills, Arizona and are great great people. Julie used to work in this crazy industry and was always an amazing resource and so creative. I am excited about her sharing their wedding day with us.

Couple Names :: Julie & Jason Levy
Children’s Names and Ages :: Emeline Ragen, age 12 and Scarlet Santana, age 11
Date Married :: April 30, 1995
Years Married :: 14 Years
Ceremony Location :: The Lakewood Mansion, Walnut Creek, California
Reception Location :: The Lakewood Mansion, Walnut Creek, California
Total amount of Guests :: 40
Budget spent on wedding :: $3,000.00

Q :: What was the most memorable piece of your wedding?

A :: My dad walking me down the aisle, he was more nervous than I was! We also had a lot of special touches from family members and friends for our wedding. Jason and his mom made our cake, my mom designed our flowers, my girlfriend made my wedding dress, and a friend of Jason’s played the piano for our ceremony.

Q :: What was the one regret you had on your wedding day?

A :: Jason and I did not have any photos of us taken alone (yes, this was before I was a wedding planner, and the one you see is cropped).

Q :: Who planned your wedding?

A :: Jason and I planned our wedding together.

Q :: What was your favorite part of the planning?

A :: I loved going to look at venues and envisioning where we would get married, oh, and the cake! Our cake was a lemon cake with a lemon cream cheese frosting and a black currant filling. The cake was decorated with fresh roses and ivy served with a black currant sauce. I had actually found this wedding cake on the front cover of a 1994 Gourmet magazine, a year before Jason and I even met.

Q :: If you could change one thing from your wedding experience what would it be?

A :: I wish Jason and I could have had some time alone together right after the wedding. It would have been nice to have a few moments just to reflect and celebrate together.

Q :: What is the one thing most you like about being married?

A :: Having someone to constantly support you when times are great and especially when times tough. Also having someone to call you out on your bulls**t!

Q :: What’s your one piece of advice to newlyweds?

A :: R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Just because you are married does not mean you should forget to say please and thank you. Kindness and respect I believe is one of the most important things to do for your marriage. Also, keep dating your spouse throughout your marriage, especially after you have children.

Q :: Any additional comments, stories or advice to share?

A :: When Jason and I first met, he would hold my hand and squeeze it three times. I asked him what that meant and he said, “I’m telling you I love you”. So this started a tradition between us and whenever there are moments we cannot say I love you out loud, we hold each other’s hand and squeeze three times!

Thanks to Julie & Jason for sharing their wedding details with us. I just love the part about holding hands with that special squeeze.

With all that Life has to offer,