Jaime + Elijah met about 20 years ago in Officer Candidate School for the Army and trained together at different points. Randomly being partnered not by choice each time throughout the training… Always professional but definitely a connection. They went their separate ways after training ended.. Jaime ended up in England for work and Elijah remained in Oregon – each of them starting their own families. Jaime moved back to the USA and always wondering what had happened to her [training] partner. Jaime, the brave one, took a chance and contacted Elijah over Facebook. They were both single.

They spent 6 months doing the long distance thing and finally decided to blend their families and have been living together with their children since 2017 only adding T-Rex, an English Bulldog rescue, to the mix. Elijah spent a year picking out a diamond and deciding on a setting before planning a weekend in Portland at their favorite restaurant, Portland City Grill. He popped the question before dinner even arrived! lol!

What’s your favorite thing about each other?

[Elijah] She makes me feel loved;
[Jaime] I was going to say the same thing!

Venue + Cupcakes // Five Pine Lodge
Floral // Woodland Floral
Officiant // Rev. Chris Lewis
Photography // Amanda [Photographic] Long

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