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"ELEVATE YOUR EXPERIENCE"
Martin and Jess were introduced by Martin's mom, Julie, back in 2016. She was sure they would fall madly in love instantly, but it didn't quite work out like that.
Jess was in a relationship at the time, and then in February of the year they met, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Jess and Marty remained friends and kept in touch over the years. Marty always had a feeling they would eventually wind up together, but Jess was skeptical. She thought maybe he was all talk and a little too good to be true.
Finally, in 2020 they both found themselves single once again. When the pandemic hit, their schedules became less hectic, and they had a couple of socially distanced porch dates. Getting to know each other through long talks and outdoor dates revealed that they were actually a pretty awesome match. Julie was right all along.
They moved in together after a few months of dating, and both felt like it would be fun to start trying to make a little family. Jess' cancer treatment created some uncertainty around whether or not she could have children, but they thought it would be really fun to try! When they found out they were pregnant in January 2021, they were over the moon!
Marty proposed on April 1st at the ritz Carlton's Jack Dusty. They had the best outdoor seats in the house.
When their son was born in September 2021, their cup overflowed with gratitude. He felt like the greatest miracle they had ever experienced. Becoming parents has only made Marty and Jess' love even stronger.
They had the most incredible wedding at Sarasota Garden Club on March 19th, 2022. Chef Mike and Team were the brightest highlight, serving up the most delicious food with the friendliest service around!
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