Jessica and Chad met when Chad transferred to Jessica’s office. The two spent time together outside of the office with their coworkers and mutual friends, and their friendship grew as time went on. At a conference for their company, Chad asked Jessica directly if she was interested in him. After returning home to Dallas, they started dating in secret. “You are not supposed to date coworkers,” Jessica says. “But, we obviously developed an attraction and a relationship.” Eventually, they got caught by someone at work. Both of them had to sit down for an interview and were separately asked if the company needed to worry about separating them or if they already knew this was the person they would marry. Without knowing the other was being asked this, Jessica and Chad both answered they knew this was it for them.
Chad surprised Jessica with the proposal while they visited his family in Michigan. After the two had spent the evening together, he got down on one knee while they were on the beach enveloped in the setting sun. The surprises didn’t stop there though; he also surprised Jessica with an engagement party where she got to celebrate with her parents and friends.
When it came to the wedding, Jessica knew she wanted something classic. She chose Top of the Rock as their venue because of the location and the rustic feeling that came with the chapel. The couple compromised on the size of the wedding and ended up having about 80 guests—a perfect amount to make the wedding feel intimate but still full of the ones they loved. Instead of doing a first look, Jessica and Chad decided to do a first touch and read their vows to each other. Jessica says nothing could have ruined the magic of their wedding day; she got to marry her best friend, and at the end of the day that was all that mattered.