The Couple: Parmis and Kevin Freels
Wedding Date: June 11, 2011
Photography by Sharpe Photographers
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: Kevin and Parmis first met in May of 2005 at her 29th birthday party. Kevin, enamored with Parmis, contacted her within days of the party under the guise of meeting to discuss a potential real estate project. Throughout their meetings Kevin struggled with a way to convey his true intentions. Unbeknown to him, his true purpose had already become apparent to Parmis. Fortunately for Kevin, the feeling was mutual.
Over the coming weeks and then months, the initial spark between them began to grow into a flame. Kevin and Parmis found that they shared many of the same values, interests, loves and joys. First and foremost, they shared a love and deep dedication to their family and friends. They also found that they shared a love of new experiences, new people, places and especially food. A fundamentally deep appreciation of the value and joy of life!
After two years of dating, Kevin and Parmis took a vacation to the beautiful country of Greece. It was there, on the island of Santorini, with a glorious sunset as a backdrop, in one of the most spectacular places on Earth, Kevin proposed to Parmis. Kevin recalls that the sunset seemed to last forever as he waited to hear the big “YES,” but instead heard the words “OF COURSE.” He remained, on bended knee, until he asked, “Does “OF COURSE” mean YES???” To the cheers of the entire restaurant, Parmis spoke the word Kevin had been waiting to hear, “YES.” Thank goodness because Kevin’s knee was really starting to hurt.
Upon their return, Parmis and Kevin decided to build their dream home together. After years of work, which included demolition, construction, design and finishes, they finally moved into their beautiful home in 2010. When discussing their plans for marriage, they concluded that there would be no better place to hold their most cherished day than at the home they had worked so hard to build together. Kevin and Parmis are looking forward to an exciting future together, filled with love, joy, adventure, and friends and family for many years to come. Oh, and the addition of some little ones (likely curly-headed…), to raise and share in the joys of life.
What was the most amazing part of your day? Having my dad walk me down the aisle and having my loved ones all together.
What else would you like to share about your big day? Everything turned out above and beyond our expectations in our home that we had just built.
Ceremony & Reception Site: Our newly built home, over our pool in the backyard
Photographer: Sharpe Photographers
Videographer: Phillip Alan Films
Wedding Planner: Fearon May Events
Caterer & Cake & Favors: Beth Sogaard Catering. Our cake was three towers of cheese!!! We love cheese! Our favors were custom boxes made to take home sweets from Beth Sogaard’s dessert bar.
Flowers: Scarlett & Grace
Linens: Mimi & Co.
Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo in San Diego
Hair: Adreanna Cross
Makeup: Melissa Smith
Invitations: Honey Paperie (formerly Stephanie J Designs)
Honeymoon location: One month in Eastern Europe (Croatia, Hungry, Czech republic, Austria)
Any other of your wedding vendor(s) you’d like to call out? Lighting and stage over pool from Stage 1, Inc.
First Dance Song: “Making Memories of us” by Keith Urban
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Get started early and enjoy the whole process. It goes by quick so make sure you have a photographer and videographer to capture your special day.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? Ignoring the pre-wedding rule (bride/groom not seeing each-other before the wedding). We needed more time to take pictures and if I could do it over again I would take more pictures ahead of time (together) so that we had more time with our guests.
Photos courtesy of Sharpe Photographers.
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