Two years ago, Jeff and Jack would never have guessed they would be planning a wedding and applying for a visa at the same time. They met in completely different places in life but somehow caught each other in divine timing.
For those who don't know, here is thier story.
Jack, 29yr old living with her cat named Alice in a downtown studio, met the incredibly mysterious and young Brit photographer named Jeff in Los Angeles circa 2015. Jeff, 19 years old, boarded a plane to the U.S. with nothing but a dream to knock about California with his camera on his ones aka by himself. Little did he know he would meet the love of his life.
“I came into church yeah. I am loving the worship when I see Jack. I say Lord, If there is any gal to be my type, this would be the gal. Obviously I didn't hear the Lord say “Great I’m glad you said that cause she’s gonna be your wife.” So I tried to check her finger to see if there was a ring and I was SHOCKED. There was no ring. So I was checking the room after to see where the girl in black was and when I saw her I said this is the gal. Is this love that i’m feeling? ANYWAY after a week of getting everyone on social media, I found Jack Diaz on Instagram. This was the beginning of insta-stalk. I fell in love with this girl very quickly in my head. I had gone a year and a half into our relationship already.”
Jack and Jeff did not exchange many words until the end of his three month stay. The day he was leaving to be exact.
Three weeks after he left, Jack did not want to go a day without speaking to him. And without wasting any time, she confessed her feelings. To her surprise, he felt the same way.
Months went by as they lived out their story. Six months, an ‘I love you’ and a plane ticket later, they became official (according to Jeff, Jack was already officially all about him).
Their first date consisted of beautiful green hills in Scotland- Amazing coffee, gifts and Jack burning her hair on a candle at the end of the evening, resulting in them missing their train. Basically the best day ever.
Saying goodbye was not ok; It has never been and wont ever be ok. But how incredible to be missed by the person you love. And to dream of seeing them again.
Four months later (one year since they met) Jeff came to LA for one month. They exchanged another goodbye, which expanding more of their hearts.
Two months after that, they saw each other again. By this point they were very sure they would spend the rest of forever together. Though still unsure when that would be.
Unbeknownst to Jack, Jeff was planning an engagement. He graduated in July (close to two years after they met), and so naturally, the proud Jack planned to see her fantastic boyfriend walk in his ceremony.
The day before his graduation, surrounded by fields of green and the english countryside, Jeff asked Jack to be his forever.
Jeff and Jack had a promise and a dream.
However this was the worst goodbye, even with the promise. Yet hope for their future was still, and will always be, in tact.
So they've begun planning! But the planning and preparation for a wedding could not begin without the prep for a visa.
So here they are! Applying for a Fiancé visa and planning a wedding all at once. Very exciting!
We would love to invite you into the process. We know anything contributed will be more than what we could imagine.
We journeyed together with you all at the start of our love, and here we all are now at the start of something new. So naturally we want you all to have an opportunity to give practically to our beginning. We know many of you have contributed and continue to contribute spiritually. We hold that of more weight. Thank you for EVERYTHING. Then, now and forever
- Jessica Sanderford
- Aya Zoe
- Jamie Deriada
- Beth and Stu Walker
Los Angeles, CA