Scroll down, scroll down more. Next page. Wait! That’s the one. Nervously, your fingers fumble to hit the “send message” button.

Sure there are plenty of fish in the sea, but how long is it going to take to find the perfect one in an ocean full of flounders? We scoff at the online dating website ads we see on TV, but eventually failed dating and bars wear us down, and we secretly wonder if online dating would work. This tiny bit of speculation was enough to lure Jacob and Lisa in to fishing the electronic way.  What if Mr. or Miss Right is on there right now waiting for my message?  That seemed to be exactly the case for Jacob and Lisa, who lived in the same state together, twice, but had never met. Both originally from New York, moved to Georgia around the same time; Jacob in 2008 and Lisa in 2007. As close as they kept getting to each other fate perhaps needed a bit of a nudge (or a click) to finally bring them together.

Neither one of them ever thought they’d be one of the million Americans who log on for love, “…we found out that if you want to meet a quality mate with similar qualities, it’s hard to find…so we took a gamble and took to eharmony,” said Lisa.

Once the two met online, they realized that they lived no more than 2 hours away from each other in Georgia. They endured the hardships of a long distance relationship for many months, until one day Jacob asked Lisa move in with him.  She uprooted herself and started anew, and on March 31, 2010 Jacob asked her to marry him.

Over a year of planning led to a gorgeous wedding at the Tennessee River Place in Chattanooga, TN. They were married on June 12, 2011, with their family and friends from all over the country in attendance.

The gorgeous weather was out-shined by Lisa, who wore a stunning dress from Mikaella Bridal which she purchased from J.Andrew’s Bridal Salon in Atlanta, Georgia. How can you not love this romantic take on the mermaid style?

The bubble hem and ruching really makes the dress unique and fashion forward. The  vibrant violette dresses that the bridesmaids wore from David’s Bridal, made the bride “pop”.The colors and sleeveless styles complemented each other perfectly and made for a stunning photo, don’t you think?

Stun-ning, that’s about the only adjective you need to describe this look. But, I’ll keep going anyway. The subtle trim on the veil gives it an almost hair-like flow that looks elegant against the strapless bodice. The dress is dazzling enough, so all she needed was a hint of well-placed “bling” to complete the look. Her lose curls highlight the earrings, purchased from Bella Bleu Bridal, (we knew she had good taste!) and complement her flawless makeup.

The guest were treated to delicious sweets from Ferrero Rocher  and a homegrown bakery, The Signal Mountain Cookie Lady of Chattanooga. What a yummy idea for a place card.

The three-tiered cake, from the Cake Boutique is so beautiful with the well-placed flowers that add just the right amount of color to the design. It looks too beautiful to eat! But, I bet it was too delicious not to.

The floral arrangements by Humphrey’s Flowers were nothing short of spectacular, from the delicate centerpieces and the cheerful bridesmaid bouquets to the almost antique-looking bridal bouquet. The contrast between the colors of  bouquets and the color of the dresses was a nuance that tied the wedding together.

Congratulations to the couple, and thanks to Wedding Photographics for the photos that captured the beauty of the day.

Vendor Listing:

Location: Chattanooga, TN
Photography: Wedding Photographics
Gown: Mikaella Bridal from J.Andrew’s Bridal Salon in Atlanta, GA
Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal
Chocolate Place Cards: Ferrero Rocher
Cakes: (Groom’s & Bridal Cake) The Cake Boutique
Florist: Humphreys Flowers
Earrings: Bella Bleu
Cookie Guest Favors: The Signal Mountain Cookie Lady of Chattanooga, TN
Groom’s Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse