Hilary and Jaime. Theirs is a story of TRUE friendship, best friends.
They met in grade school, fifth grade, to be exact.Though they didn’t start “dating” until the seventh grade, and had been inseparable ever since. Seventeen years dating, a good portion of that had to be long distance due to Jaime serving our Country in the U.S Marine Corps and a move for work to Chicago.
He proposed on Halloween 2014 because they had so many special memories of Halloween nights celebrating. Jaime arranged for for all of their closet friends and family to come over after to celebrate. Smart guy!
Jayme says he loves Hilary’s kindness, her humor, her dedication, smile and lack of a filter. She says what is on her mind!
He especially loves her freckles when she gets a little sun
When I asked Hilary what she loves about Jaime she replied :
I love how loyal he is. How he is the only person in the world that can make me laugh and forget that I was ever upset or angry. He understands and sees all my faults and still loves me anyway. He is a genuinely good person, people gravitate toward him, love being around him and knowing him. He’s a dreamer, which can also be annoying, but he is completely optimistic always. He doesn’t follow rules, doesn’t believe he fits into a specific category, he pushes boundaries for himself and isn’t afraid of challenges. He thrives sometimes in chaos and never acts afraid. He’s strong. He loves family and is excited to be a dad some day. He wants to raise three girls and has openly shared that with several people recently. He keeps his emotions close to his chest and doesn’t always share, so when he does he is completely sincere. He doesn’t cry ever, but he cried at our rehearsal dinner. When I jokingly whispered in his ear if he was getting cold feet he responded that the day was getting closer that he would have to share me with others, meaning our future children, and that scares him because he’s always had me all to himself, lol. And he was being completely serious, I thought it was cute. He obviously isn’t the jealous type, but just understands that the dynamic will change when and if God willing that day arrives, and he doesn’t want to lose what we have. I obviously told him that he never will.
Jaime, what was your favorite part of your wedding day?
“Seeing Hilary walking down the aisle, it was like seeing her all over again for first time. It actually was meeting my wife for the first time!”
Have you ever seen anyone happier to marry their best friend??
Hilary’s favorite part of the day ? “The reception, it went by so fast. The speeches given by our family and closest friends, the dancing, the Chinese lanterns at the end of the night, and the impromptu after party at Martini and Nuzzis until they closed at 3am. All of our friends dragged us there and we were glad we went, it was a long day, but we all had such a great time and didn’t want the night to end!”
THIS is how happy everyone was that day!
Congrats Hilary and Jaime! May you be blessed beyond measure with three beautiful girls to raise and be daddy’s girls!