Anyone who knows Jane would agree that while she is petite in size, she’s got an XL personality, a super-sized brain, and an even bigger heart. She is exactly the type of person you want to meet for coffee in the midst of a long, stressful day to share your personal struggles or simply giggle over the most trivial stuff. Even though Jane’s career in Consulting (and her mission-focused heart) takes her all around the globe, she never fails to make time for our special coffee dates when she is in town.
In fact, the name “Ryan” first popped up during one of those coffee dates. Apparently, he is a “helluva, helluva, helluva, helluva, hell of an Engineer” – a true Yellow Jacket with a bit of a geeky side… attributes that instantly rolled up as one huge brownie point for me because everyone knows I’ve got a soft spot for that particular type #Geekisthenewblack ;)
I was even more convinced that Ryan was a keeper when he flew many miles to visit Jane during one of her mission trips to China. From the beginning of their relationship, it was clear that they are both on the same page when it comes to their commitment to faith and serving those in need. In this day and age, finding couples with such focus and priority is quite rare…, and we actually find it refreshingly modern.
Dear Ryan and Jane, we had a blast following and capturing every moment as they unfold that day. From the morning prep, to witnessing Ryan sweat through the traditional Chinese door games where the Groom goes through series of tasks in order to “get” your bride (which resulted in an impressive Haiku for Jane below…and an equally impressive lego rocket that you put together in seconds), to the touching tea ceremony, and also hanging out at Jittery Joe’s to satisfy Jane’s coffee cravings! Our favorite moment, though, was when your bridal party (including your sweet flower girl) surrounded you and prayed over you at the altar – the presence of the Lord was so real! While each of you is already so special, together you are unstoppable. Please know that we love you both and are so proud to call you friends!