Hannah + Jackson: Victorian Countryside


Complementary opposites in some ways, but similar in their values, desires and outlooks on life, this pair “just work” together, as their celebrant said on the big day. The happiness their love brings them is strikingly obvious: in their vows and letters to each other, in every wedding photo, and in the gorgeous proposal story that led to their marriage in November.

“I was working on a Saturday morning and Jackson picked me up. As we pulled up out the front of our house Jackson threw the keys at me and said, ‘Give me five minutes’. As I walked up to the front door there was a card stuck to the door which said, ‘Enjoy tonight, knock on the door and let me blindfold you.’ Jackson led me through to house into our bedroom where he left me alone to a bouquet of flowers, another card and our big floor-length mirror covered in cute love notes. The card said, ‘Have a shower and get dressed into whatever makes you feel beautiful.’ At that point I was getting a bit nervous and excited. I showered and was ready in world-record time with wet hair and no makeup on. Jackson surprised me with a house full of flowers and had cooked me an amazing three-course meal. We had drinks and after a few hours, he finally got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.”


Dear Jackson

I love the life we’ve created together and I couldn’t imagine a world without you in it. I’m so excited to see what life has in store for us because you make all the pretty things in life beautiful. I’m looking forward to watching you love and care for our children. I know you will always keep us safe. I know a life with you will always consist of exciting adventures, continuous laughs and unconditional love. I hope that all of your dreams come true and I promise that I’ll always support you. I will always put you first and above all else I’ll ensure that you receive the love that you deserve. I know that as we grow older we’ll continue to make the best team and we’ll always be able to make each other happy, regardless of what life throws at us. I promise to always kiss you hello and goodbye. But above all I promise to love you fiercely and deeply for the rest of our days.


Dear Hannah

My partner in crime! Marrying you was the smartest thing I’ve ever done. I know we’ll have the happiest and most amazing life together. I promise to always be your biggest supporter. Being married to you makes me feel like I’ll never be alone and we’ll tackle any obstacle together as a team. I am committed to loving you through the good times and the difficult times. I can’t wait to see you become the most amazing mother to our children. I promise to keep reminding you every day of just how talented, funny and clever you are—maybe one day you’ll finally understand. You make me want to be better every day. I will work hard to always be the man you deserve and to make you as happy as the day I married you. There are so many places in the world that I want to take you, to explore with you. The possibilities are endless and life with you will always be one big adventure. This is only the beginning— the best is yet to come.

Hannah + Jackson from Love Soldier on Vimeo.


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