Maria + Jamy
July 13, 2013, Mission Inn Resort & Club
The couple smile together happily.
Photographs by Kelly Canova Photography
The Bride Maria Shameem Hossain, 26, is an attorney, judicial law clerk and Disney cast member.
The Groom James Clayton Dinkins, 27, is an attorney and shareholder in his own firm.
How They Met Jamy and Maria had both been accepted to Florida State University and met on the first day of law school at orientation. Jamy’s friend from high school introduced them to each other, having just met Maria moments before himself. Though the first semester of law school was difficult, Maria and Jamy made time for one another and started dating just before Valentine’s Day.
Their Engagement During their third year of law school after final exams, Jamy picked Maria up from class and didn’t tell her where they were going. Seven hours later, they arrived in Savannah, GA, where Maria’s college best friend was waiting in a downtown cottage to surprise her. The next evening, Jamy and Maria took a sunset walk to one of Savannah’s historic squares. “That’s where he got down on one knee and proposed,” says Maria. The event was videotaped and photographed by Maria’s friend, who was hiding in a bush nearby.
Their Wedding The couple incorporated various aspects of “light,” inspired by Disney’s Tangled and Pinterest.
Elisa Delgardio of A Flair for Affairs
Katie Jimenez of Mission Inn Resort
Hair and Makeup
Robin Hyland of Spa Marbella
Key Moment Films
Mission Inn Resort & Club
In Bloom Florist
The Paperdolls Ink
Tagas Event & Production Services
The Flipbook People
Maria Shafer, Celebration Expert
Lon Tosi, Sensational Ceremonies
Table centerpieces included framed constellations.
The ceremony featured full, lush vases of roses and hydrangeas.
Bridesmaids in their matching teal dresses.
A 5-tier cake with intricate gold details and internal lighting showcased the couple’s initials.
Guests enjoyed making their own flipbooks.
Lanterns served as escort cards and cute favors.
The wedding programs, complete with large, satin bows.