Bride’s Name: Annette Jean-Jacques
Bride’s Occupation: Real Estate Professional
Groom’s name: Patrick Jean-Jacques
Groom’s Occupation: Senior Consultant
Wedding Date & Location: August 2, 2015 — Chicago, IL, Hyatt Magnificent Mile
Honeymoon: Phuket, Phuket, Thailand
Tell us your love story: Groom: I was out with friends one summer evening in July 2009. And I saw the most beautiful woman that I had ever seen. It was Annette!!! She was gorgeous, beautiful and confident. And her beauty matched our conversation. Bride: I knew Patrick was the one the first time that I saw him interacting with his family. He was extremely respectful and kind to all, especially to his mom and grandmother. Patrick and I have a 4-year-old daughter together. And he shows myself and our daughter the same respect that he has always given to his mom.
How did he propose? Groom: Annette hosted a 30th birthday party for me and invited 60 of my closest family and friends. At the end of the night, I thanked everyone for attending my party and got down on one knee to ask Annette for her hand in marriage. She had no clue that I was going to propose that night. She said, “Yes!” And I became the luckiest man in the world.
What’s the key to the success of your relationship? Both: Communication. We make a conscious effort to keep the communication open and honest. We also try to keep each other’s feelings in mind when making decisions. We also look for new ways to keep each other smiling.
Why do you want to be included in JET love? Bride: I love to see people in LOVE. It makes me proud to see a couple take a stand before God and show the world that they are in love. I want to make sure that couples continue to view marriage as a priority. Groom: Good men still exist. Men are not afraid to commit. I want the world to know that I love this woman. She is my everything!