Alexis met Jim in Atlantic City while enjoying a weekend with friends. Jim approached her at the Irish pub, Ri Ra, and there was an instant connection. They had a fun night talking and singing to 90s music before trading numbers and parting ways. Jim was a helicopter pilot for the Navy living in Virginia, so Alexis sadly believed she would not see him again. But they spoke every night and two weeks later, he flew to New York for their first date. The couple dated long distance for a year and half before Jim asked Alexis to move in with him as he relocated to San Diego.
On the drive across the country, the excited duo stopped at the Grand Canyon to take in the sights. Finding a secluded place away from other tourists, Jim got down on one knee and asked Alexis to marry him. She remembers it as the most exciting day of her life.
Nearly a year and a half later, the couple said their vows at the beautiful Stone House at Stirling Ridge. Alexis and her bridesmaids had their hair done by Pink Comb Studio, while their makeup was put together by Denise at Facewear. Prior to the ceremony, Alexis and Jim stole a moment to be with one another, and when the time came, Jim stood proudly in his Naval dress whites as Alexis walked down the aisle on her father's arm in her Augusta Jones gown. The bride and her bridesmaids carried stunning bouquets of ivory, peach, and white roses that were put together by A Touch of Elegance, keeping with the couple's theme of a light, woodsy feel. At the end of the ceremony, as per Naval tradition, the couple exited through a sword arch, which consisted of six Naval men in uniform creating an archway with their sabers.
Upon entering the reception, the couple's vision for an elegant woodland environment came to life. Place cards, designed by Wedding Paper Divas, looked like tree carvings, held in place by small potted trees. The rustic cake was decorated with a large tree. The lighting designer and DJ from Eclipse Events set the tone for a proper celebration that kept all the guests moving well into the night. The excited newlyweds were all smiles as they left looking forward to a honeymoon in Fiji and the rest of their lives together.