Jekeva joined military in July 2002. She enlisted as a dental assistant. Early in her career she deployed to Iraq in support of Iraqi Freedom from 2003-2004 with the Stryker brigade, 3rd Brigade 2ID, of Ft. Lewis, WA. Upon returning she pcs'd from Ft. Lewis Wa to Washington D.C. At Walter Reed she served as NCOIC of the Oral Surgery Clinic. While serving in that position she started and completed her Associate of Arts degree. She later applied to the AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning program which she was accepted to and moved to Jacksonville, FL where she studied nursing at the University of North Florida. While in college she met Travis. Following completion of Nursing school she was commissioned and Attended Officer Basic Course in San Antonio, TX. Following gradation from the course she was assigned to Ft. Hood, TX as a 1LT, Army nurse. One year later she was reassigned to Ft. Stewart, GA. While at Ft. Stewart she commuted several times per week to be with her soon to be husband and plan her wedding. Shortly after the wedding she was honorably discharged from the military after serving for 10 years. WOW you got all that!!
Valerie describes, "Every Bride & Groom that I meet has a particular vision that they want their wedding to be. This is one of the reasons I love my job; I assist in making their dream a reality. Often times their vision is a representation of who they are as a couple and this couple really incorporated themselves in the details. Jekeva and Travis wanted their wedding experience to be that of a modern rose garden and they picked the perfect wedding venue: the Jacksonville Main Library. With its modern architecture, long staircases and open spaces, it was the perfect location for their rose garden with a contemporary twist. Every great wedding has a little element of surprise whether it’s with décor, a special groom’s cake or the dinner menu- this wedding had it all. It was a lot of fun working with Jekeva and seeing all of her DIY projects come to life. Travis built all the centerpieces by hand and Jekeva handcrafted a card box, six huge paper roses and their flower photo back drop. The wedding colors were from a contemporary palette of red, deep purple and grey. Jekeva & Travis, may your love bloom brighter and your companionship grow sweeter with each passing year. Congratulations on your wedding." Thank you Valerie for sharing their unique contemporary wedding.