See Jami and Nick’s wedding day picture story in a short slideshow.
Jami and Nick were married November 12, 2011 at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain.
Their story began years ago at Jami’s first wedding to Joe Kennedy, when Nick was a groomsman. Joe and Nick were both professional left-handed pitchers playing Major League Baseball. Life was good. Jami and Joe then had a son who they named Kaige and were living in Boulder, Colorado, while Joe played for the Toronto Blue Jays.
On November 23, 2007, Joe was in Florida to be the best man at the wedding of a friend when he woke up in the middle of the night, collapsed, and was pronounced dead of a fatal arrhythmia. Jami was pregnant with their second child, a baby girl named Joie, who would become Joe’s name sake.
Almost four years later, Jami and Nick were married in a candle light ceremony that was as much about Jami and her children, as it was about the couple.
Kaige was the best man and ring bearer and Joie was the maid of honor and flower girl.
While getting ready for her wedding, Jami teared up while tying a pendant with the initials “JDK” onto her bouquet. While Nick and his father shared a toast to Joe using the flask that he was given as a present for being Joe’s best man. Meanwhile the kids were playing with gifts personally delivered to them from Todd Helton, Colorado Rockies first baseman, who is known to them as “Uncle Todd”.
Even with all of the emotion and intensity, everyone came to this Colorado mountain destination wedding with open hearts.
The team from Alexan Events planned, designed and coordinated every detail including bathing the ceremony and the reception rooms in fushia lighting, creating a warm, intimate feel that almost had a New Year’s Eve party atmosphere. They also distributed cool hats, feather boas and other party favors.
The band Phat Daddy kept the party rocking until midnight.
XO Booth was a big hit with their photo booth.
My good friend Steve Peterson was a huge help documenting the entire day with me.
Cheers and Happy New Year, Kent