I have lived in Jacksonville, FL for a little under a month now. One of the first things I noticed while trekking to the office everyday was the amount of homeless friends I began to intake. I shared my new found insight to friend and fellow wedding professional, Amber, of Amber Veatch Designs
and she immediately said , ‘Then you must meet my great friend, Mandi! Not only is she a great stylist, [Once Upon a Stylist
], but she also participates in an organization devoted to homeless help! In fact…. she was just proposed to while feeding the homeless in downtown Jax!’
Everything about her story was a reflection of the Black Sheep Bride mission. They will be using their wedding as an opportunity to give back as well, inviting a large group of their ‘downtown neighbors’ to join in their celebrations too. It doesn’t stop there- They are also planning to head over to Africa for their honeymoon and help others across the pond also! Don’t you just LOVE them! I sure do!
So excited and thankful Chloe Austin Photography
was there to capture it all.
Every Wednesday morning Mandi, Jason and crew head downtown and feed the homeless. They have made this apart of their lives for awhile now and what started out as a styrofoam cup of coffee (origin of their non-profits name- Cup of Love
) has become quite the large operation. There was no better place for Jason to drop to one knee than at the place it all began.
And then the hugs and sweet fun continued into their engagement session!!
This is easily the MOST EPIC photo anyone has ever captured at an engagement- Chloe Austin
– WELL DONE!