Don’t miss Jasmine’s Real Name Change Story to learn how her grandma picked out her fiance, and how an eleven month whirlwind engagement led to a perfect wedding filled with love and the presence of God. You’ll also learn how the concept of legacy made her name change worthwhile.
Jasmine’s Love Story
When I was entering my freshman year of college, my grandmother immediately thought of my fiancé, Terrance! He was already a student athlete at the university I’d be attending. My grandmother knew him very well, as they attended the same church and she watched him grow up. So, just from knowing him all those years, she felt that he would be the perfect person to look out for me while I was away at college. She reached out to his parents to get his contact info and passed it along to me .
We met for lunch a few days after I arrived on campus and formally introduced ourselves. We talked for a little bit and briefly got to know each other. Afterward, he dropped me back off at my dorm and that was that! We would see each other every now and then, throughout the rest of his time at the university, and it was always friendly. We’d speak and ask how the other person was doing and go on our way. We also kept in touch via social media once he’d graduated!
Things really took off after we met for dinner one day, while he was in my hometown taking care of some other business. We ended up going to a local Italian restaurant and had such a good time. The meal was great, the conversation was seemingly endless, and everything flowed so smoothly. The interaction just came so naturally, almost as if we’d done this thousands of times, before. But it was all with friendly intentions, so we didn’t even arrive to that dinner, considering it a “date.” We had no clue what would come of it but are so glad that it led us to the place we are now .
A year later, he asked me to marry him, at that same Italian restaurant! He even surprised me and had some of our closest family and friends waiting inside to celebrate with us, after he proposed. It was the sweetest thing!
Of course, I went into planning mode like a week later, ha-ha! Although, let’s be real, I already had most details for that day already pinned on Pinterest (because I mean who doesn’t, right?!). We only had an 11-month engagement, so the planning process went by kind of fast. But on November 22, 2019, the big day was finally here. And it was the most magical day of our lives! We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day. The love, support and happiness shown toward us just exuded from everyone in attendance.
Our officiant did an AMAZING job. We had so many people tell us that it was one of the most beautiful and spiritual weddings they’d ever been to. And I honestly feel like it had less to do with the décor and all the extra stuff, and EVERYTHING to do with the presence of God that was so evident in that place, and the genuine people that were there in support of us.
Jasmine’s Real Name Change Story
I don’t know if there was a specific moment that we talked about name change, but I think it was always known that I’d change it, once we got married! So, there wasn’t really any factors to weigh, which made the process even more easy.
For me, the most exciting part about changing my name is the meaning behind that name change. I’m embarking on a new chapter in life with my favorite person in the whole wide world, the best husband EVER! And we’re planting our own roots and starting our own little family, building our own legacy. When I think about what all that name change encompasses, it makes all paperwork worth it, in the end.
The hardest part about changing my name has just been keeping up with all the paperwork and making sure I’ve filled out everything I need to, and that marriage license copies are with the appropriate forms as well as their fees.
MissNowMrs has been an absolute lifesaver! I love how easy it’s made this name change process, for me. Before I heard about our services, I was severely dreading changing my name and was not looking forward to it at all. But you all make it so easy, that I really had no excuse not to go ahead and knock it out. And you provided so much info at such an affordable cost, too! The informational sheets that go along with each form and the checklist were especially helpful, as well. Now that I know how easy it can be, I’m going to recommend all soon-to-be brides I know, to take advantage of your offerings!
Keep God at the center of your relationship! Remember that you’re on the same team and that it’s you two against the problem, not you against each other. Don’t sweat the small stuff, and keep the things that should be important, important. Surround yourself with like-minded couples and seek wise counsel from couples that have been where you are, now.
Practice being present and cherishing each moment you have together. Find ways to show the other person how much you love and appreciate them, don’t just say it. Learn to appreciate the areas in which you differ, celebrate each other’s strong suits & encourage one another in your area of weakness. Pray for God to show you how to love them the way He loves you, and for you to see each other the way He sees you.
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