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Elizabeth and Jaco

5/04/2011


May is here, and this means that Elizabeth and Jaco will be getting married at the beautiful Cliffs of Glassy.  Elizabeth and Jaco are such a gorgeous couple, and after being around them, I can see that they are truly perfect together.  They fell in love just a few years ago, and I will allow them to tell you more….
How did you meet each other?
We work together. The first time we met was actually my first time stepping foot in the office – Jaco was lucky enough to interview me! He knew right away the company should hire me ; whether it was for my impressive interview style or my dazzling personality is still up for debate!
How long have you two been together?
We began casually and quietly dating several months after we started working together, about 2.5 years ago. Things became more serious a couple of months later after Jaco asked me to join him on a quick trip to London to visit his brother.

When did you get engaged, and how did he ask?
We got engaged in December of 2009. I was completely shocked! We were leaving for South Africa in two weeks for me to meet Jaco’s family, and I thought he was planning to ask me there. Instead, he wanted to surprise me and allow me to celebrate with my family and friends immediately. He took me to where we had one of our first dates to propose, and arranged for friends to meet us out for cocktails afterward to celebrate!
What do you two do for a living?
We work for a floor covering distributor in Charleston. Jaco is the head of the Financial Services department, and I work in Sales & Marketing.
What are some of the activities that you like to do together as a couple?
We love to travel, and have a list of many places we cannot wait to visit one day. We like to be outside and enjoy the beautiful Charleston weather! We love food, wine, family and friends.

Why did you choose the Cliffs Glassy as your wedding location?
I always joke that Jaco fell in love with me when I told him my parents lived at the Cliffs. He had always wanted to visit and play golf there, and with great reason: it is gorgeous! The chapel is breathtakingly beautiful, and it feels so close to heaven on the mountaintop!
When you think about your wedding, what are you most excited about?
I cannot wait for the moment when we first see each other at the ceremony! We are also so excited to have all of our family and closest friends together with us for the weekend – they will have truly traveled from near and far, and it may not happen again for a very long time!
What do you love about each other?
Elizabeth: Jaco truly completes me and balances me out: he is everything I am not! We have so many of the same interests, and both firmly believe in the utmost importance of God and family. He challenges me, encourages me, and makes me believe in myself. We always have fun together!
Jaco: What I love about Elizabeth is…unfair to try and put in a short paragraph. Elizabeth has both allowed me to broaden my perspective on life and allowed me to be who I am. I love her zest for life, her positive outlook and caring heart, challenging me in the right areas of my life and supporting me when it matters. I’m extremely excited to marry the woman of my dreams and teach her to play golf one day!

  1. Bill and Helen Hinson

    May 4th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Jaco and Elizabeth, we feel like we know you as a couple now that we have read about your start in life together. Thanks you for sharing this with us, Lots of love, Bill and Helen Hinson, Elizabeth’s great aunt and Uncle from Atlanta GA.

  2. Sue Drothler

    May 4th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Elizabeth and Jaco,
    Yes, I agree that you are famous-ish! What a wonderful story the two of you told. We are looking forward to your special day. We’ll be there to see it all!

  3. SuSu

    May 6th, 2011 at 6:26 am

    What a perfectly lovely love story!! Best wishes, Elizabeth and Jaco, for many, many years of happiness! We hate missing all the wedding fun, especially after watching you grow up, Elizabeth! Can’t wait to meet your Jaco! Love, SuSu

  4. SuSu

    May 6th, 2011 at 6:30 am

    What a lovely love story!!! Best wishes, Elizabeth and Jaco, for many, many years of happiness! Bruce and I hate missing all the wedding fun, especially after watching you grow into such an incredible young woman!! Have fun and remember, Elizabeth, you will always have (Florida) sand in your shoes! Can’t wait to meet your Jaco! Love, SuSu

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