Jane and John Mark

June 5, 2010 First Baptist Church, Orlando Bella Collina, Montverde Photographs by Katie Meehan

For Jane Kirven, 39 is a lucky number. Jane, had optimistically ventured out on 38 blind dates before her introduction to John Mark Ramsey on the Fourth of July in 2008. The fireworks must have been a good harbinger of things to come, because Jane, a manager in a private equity company, never had another blind date. In March, Jane, 31, departed on a mysterious trip to California that John Mark, 39, a health care executive, arranged but didn’t accompany her on the first leg of it. When she arrived, he was there to greet her in a Mustang convertible, and the two drove up the coast to Pebble Beach. It was there, with the backdrop of the Lone Cypress Tree, that John Mark got down on one knee and proposed. “I gave an emphatic ‘YES!’ ” recalls Jane.


Wedding Planner: Martha Tate, Distinctive Communication, Orlando
On Their Choice of the Reception Site: “Bella Collina gave us the feeling of being a destination wedding in Italy, and yet only a 20-minute drive from Orlando,” says Jane.
Bridesmaids: 4, 1 junior bridesmaid, 1 flower girl
Groomsmen: 4
Guests: 180
Jane’s Most Memorable Moment: “I remember how remarkable it was to wake up that morning feeling so blessed and honored to be living out this dream and marrying this man!”
Bridal Gown: Classic boatneck ivory dress by Priscilla of Boston
Photographer: Katie Meehan of Meehan Photography, Winter Garden
Cake: Party Flavors, Ocoee
Florist: Lee James Floral and Distinctive Communication, Orlando
Music: Uptown HatTrick, Orlando
Officiants: Bob Taylor and Danny DeArmas, Orlando
Honeymoon: Seven days at Pacuare Lodge and JW Marriott Resort in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

the couple during a quiet moment at Bella Collina

The couple’s first dance.

Flower girls Maclay (left) and Brooke Ramsey, John Mark’s daughters, with Will (middle left) and Ben Spurlin, nephews of the bride

bridesmaids (from left) Rebecca Kirven, Anna Spurlin, both sisters of the bride, and Virginia Ramsey, sister of the groom, with flower girl Maclay Ramsey

a flower girl’s basket

Categories: Real Weddings