October 13th 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada
Janice and Trish met 14 years ago through a strange twist of fate; Trish was shopping at Pier One when she spotted Janice walking through the store. Says Trish, “I knew I had to know her. I followed her around the store, and she had no idea.” Trish spent the next two years trying to find Janice. She went to the local bars and attended community functions in an effort to see Janice again.
Finally, in winter 2003 Trish went to a Christmas party and there was Janice … or so she thought. Turned out Janice had a twin sister, and that’s who Trish saw at the party that night. Still, she’d found her connection, and once she discovered where Janice worked Trish went to buy new cosmetics. Says Trish, “She was everything I had dreamed she would be from the very first sight of her at Pier One. I knew I would never let her go. She was my soul mate, a dream come true.”
Trish proposed to Janice one Christmas morning, and in 2009 they welcomed their first son, Jace Patrick. Say the brides, “What a ride it has been. We are so blessed and so proud.” The couple decided to have another baby and welcomed Jedd Michael in 2012.
Years later with a 7-year-old and a 4-year-old, Janice and Trish were still engaged. “We finally decided it was time to plan this wedding. The stars aligned and we were ready to have this moment as a family.”
Janice was escorted down the aisle by her parents and the brides wrote their own vows. Family helped with planning and decorating and a friend performed the ceremony. Add the brides, “Although we had been wearing rings for the last 13 years of our time together, we bought new ones to signify this moment in our lives.”
Wedding Song: “I Get To Love You” by Ruelle.
Say the brides, “This song said it all for how we feel about our lives and this moment.”
Janice’s Favorite Moment: “When we discovered that the rings were mixed up. It created a calming moment for us to have a little giggle with the kids.”
Trish’s Favorite Moment: “Seeing the kids feel so good about the wedding, and then looking up to see my bride walking toward me with that nervous smile. She looked breathtakingly beautiful.”
Asked if there’s anything they would change the brides say they should have had someone cue the guests to stand when Janice entered the ceremony. “This was overlooked in our rehearsal because we were so nervous about getting our vows right and making it perfect.”
Still, Trish and Janice say this was the perfect day for their family.