Congratulations to Jaclynn and Roy!!!! I don’t know where to start with the story of Jaclynn and Roy. They were actually booked for September, 2013. She wanted a Saturday, but they were all booked, so she settled on a Sunday. On top of not having the day she wanted, some of the vendors that Jaclynn wanted to work with were booked. Instead of settling for less than her perfect day, she simply postponed it for a year! So, I have known these LOVELY people for over 2 years. They have become friends. That said, you can imagine my heartbreak when I found out that they lost their home to the Boles Fire that destroyed their neighborhood in Weed. They lost their home on Tuesday, September 16, and were married just 4 days later on September 20. You would think that they would postpone the wedding again, but not these two. Nothing was going to take their day away from them. Instead of dwelling on the negative, they looked on the bright side of it all. First, they are both OK, second, they saved the dress and the ring (more on that later), and third, rebuilding your home starting from scratch, replacing everything from underwear to furniture is a great way to start fresh!!! I guess you could say that they proved that they can make it through the “for worse” part of their vows just a few days before they got to recite them.
Jaclynn got a frantic call from Roy telling her that he had 15 minutes to get out of the house. He wanted her input on what he should try and save. Of course, Jaclynn answered “the dress and the ring”!!!! Roy did not know where the dress was because he wasn’t supposed to see it, but with her coaching he found it. AND…what a beautiful dress it was. No wonder she wanted to save it. It would have been so sad had it been lost. Unfortunately, they did lose all of the other wedding accessories. Food, alcohol, party favors, water, decorations, etc…. When the local community found out about this, they all pitched in and made sure that they were covered. All of the wine was donated from Anselmo, beer and water from Holiday Market, Gaia Hotel stepped up by comping their rooms and upgrading to a suite. They had a vintage car donated (in their cobalt blue color) to escort them. The knot donated all of the party favors and even had all of the guests glasses engraved. I know that there was a lot more but I am not sure of the details. I want to thank EVERYONE involved for all they did to make this day amazing for Jaclynn and Roy. Truly amazing community we live in, and they all stepped up to help a truly amazing couple.
I had calls from all sorts of news media wanted to air their story. I know that it was aired locally, on Fox News Sacramento, a news station in Medford, and in San Francisco. I have been to busy to try and locate the stories, but I can’t wait to see them. I also have to mention that I was ever so grateful to Gwen Edwardson for organizing the donations and news media. Since Gwen coordinated this event, I had to direct all calls her way so she would be in the loop. As always, she did an amazing job. Jaclynn;s dream day was just PERFECT. Relaxed, classy, and beautiful, the PERFECT reflection of her.
We wish them the very very very best!!!!!!!