The Importance of Jupiter Island For This Colorado Couple's Love Story
WHAT THEY DO: Robin, 31, is a math teacher and Francis, 32, is the assistant general manager for the Colorado Rapids.
HOW THEY MET: While the two attended the same high school, they didn’t officially meet until after college at a mutual friend’s bowling birthday party, where they went head to head for the top score. Robin won.
HOW THEY KNEW THEY’D MET THE ONE: “We dated for a while before getting married/engaged, and in that time our admiration and love for one another grew slowly, but immensely,” Robin says. “I think there just came a time where we couldn’t and didn’t want to picture life without one another.”
ON THE PROPOSAL: During break at Robin’s school (when the couple lived in Boston), they decided to escape the cold and spend the week at Jupiter Island. While taking a walk to their favorite spot, Harbor Island, Francis proposed. “I wasn’t expecting it, since the walk had been my idea and we went there from lunch, but I guess he was being sneaky and had the ring on him the whole day expecting I would ask him to go at some point,” Robin says.
ON THE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION SITES: Robin and Francis chose Jupiter Island since it’s where they’ve spent the holidays for the past eight years together, and it’s where Francis’ grandmother lives. The ceremony took place on Harbor Island, a small isle accessible by footbridge—where the two got engaged. A reception followed at the Beach Club on Jupiter Island.
ON THE THEME: The couple chose a color scheme that incorporated rose gold and navy. Francis’ grandmother picked out the floral arrangements and linens. They opted to not cut into a cake but instead hand out individually sized chocolate lava cakes and offer an ice cream bar.
ON THE SPECIAL DETAILS: Robin’s mother walked her down the aisle and they had a mother-daughter dance that turned into a “family dance.” Robin’s sister and her sister’s kids, and Francis’ parents and brother also joined in. The dance was set to “For Once in My Life” by Stevie Wonder in memory of Robin’s father who passed away when she was 16.
WEDDING DATE: April 28, 2018
GOWN DESIGNER: Pronovias
EVENT PLANNER: Loretta A. Kocik|| MUSIC: Sultans of Swing
INVITATIONS: Shine Wedding Invitations
FLOWERS: Jonathon W. Andrews
SPECIAL MENTION: Thomas I. Gardner, director of food and beverage at Jupiter Island Club