Dear Jessica and Brett,
I am so happy for both of you and looking forward to your beautiful wedding day.
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Location: Mountain Top Terrace
Location: Mountain Top Terrace
We are currently working with the resort to arrange a morning-after brunch for close family and relatives.
What to Wear
Semi-formal; make sure you wear something light and airy, as it will be hot and both the ceremony and reception are outdoors.
We chose this resort not only because it's beautiful, but also because there's a lot to do:
-All-inclusive is mandatory. It's always amazing to get to your vacation destination and not having to worry about paying for your food or drinks!
-On the beach
-On the other side, there's the marina, so you can park your yacht on the resort. Anyone?
-10 minute walk from downtown and nightlife
-4 restaurants and 6 bars on the resort property
-Spa! (and gym for those of you who work out while on vacation. Anyone?)
-Excursion desk on site which makes it super convenient and easy to book any offsite excursions
We will be staying at the resort Sunday, April 23, 2017 through Sunday, April 30, 2017. Feel free to stay as long or as short as you want, just make sure you are there on the date of the wedding - April 26th! Resort can be booked directly through the resort website, which you can find on the next page. It can also be booked through third parties, i.e. Expedia or Trip Advisor, for a pretty good price including all-inclusive.
We hope you all can make it!
We decided to take a vacation to Europe during the holidays to celebrate a year of moving in together, getting a puppy, and starting a new chaper in our relationship. It was December 28, 2015, and we were in London. It started out as any other day. We grabbed some breakfast at the hotel in the morning, and then went to Winter Wonderland, an amusement park they set up in Hyde Park during Christmas time. We went on some rides, drank some mulled wine, went to the ice bar, devoured some pizza, and did a little shopping.
In the early afternoon, we decided to head back to the hotel to freshen up, as we had a 3:30 time slot to ride the London Eye. We walked over to the eye, Brett handed the lady at the booth our tickets, and she told us to stand to the side and wait, which I though was a little weird. Immediately, I started feeling tad nervous. A few minutes later, a man with a wicker basket came over, led the way to the eye, let us cut the line, and escorted us onto our own private capsule. At this point, I realized exactly what was happening, and I was a nervous wreck. We had some chocolate and champagne, and I didn't utter a single word during the first half of the ride. I know Brett, and I knew he was waiting to get to the top to pop the question. I figured we would get up there, he would tell me how much he loved me, and give me a minute or so to brace myself before he asked.
I was wrong. We got to the top, and he did not tell me how much he loved me, and I did not get a minute to brace myself! One minute he was standing next to me, and the next he was kneeling on the floor with a ring in his hand, asking me to marry him. After about 5 minutes of some ugly crying, and people in neighboring capsules snapping pictures of us, I said yes! Definitely one of the best days of my life. To this day, I am still so very impressed with the proposal Brett pulled off - he did an amazing job!
It was February 2013 and I had just been dispatched on a months long work assignment to Stamford, Connecticut. Not only were people from my home market on the assignment, but there were also people from the NYC market. One girl in particular caught my eye. As soon as I opened my mouth to introduce myself, I could tell she was smitten. It took a few months of back and forth flirtation, but she finally worked up the courage to express her true feelings. I eventually rotated off the project, but there was no escaping Jess. She eventually tracked me down and what began as a long distance relationship eventually ended up with us moving in together in Washington, DC. Our first year living together could not have gone better and we are both looking forward to moving back to Cincinnati as husband and wife.
In January 2013, I began working for the accounting firm we both still currently work for. I was immediately sent on a 6 month rotation to work and basically live in Stamford, CT. The first week of rotation went by uneventfully.
Monday of the second week, a few people from the Cincinnati office started working on the same rotation. In walked a tall, blue-eyed boy with a buzz cut, in a plaid button down shirt. He introduced himself as Brett, and I was a bit taken aback by his southern accent. Being from NY, I had never heard one in real life. Little did I know I would grow to love that cute accent.
A few months went by, and I didn't really pay any particular attention to Brett. We would text a bit on the weekends, but I just thought of him as a weird, annoying coworker with a southern accent. In May, he went away to Mexico for a week, and he came back looking a lot more handsome and tan than I remembered him.
The first night he was back, we went out to celebrate a few people's birthdays, and well, that is where our story begins. After the rotation ended, he went back to Cincinnati and I went back to New York, but we continued talking. On a whim, after listening to Brett tell me it would never work out, I bought a ticket to fly to Cincinnati, and we have been inseparable ever since. We were long distance for two years, and in 2015, we decided to move in together in Washington, D.C.
This past year has been nothing short of amazing, and we cannot wait to get married next year and permanently move back to Cincinnati. Luckily for him, I fell in love with the Midwest and cannot wait to start our life as husband and wife there.
I was born and raised in Frankfort, Kentucky, which is only a tiny bit smaller than NY. My mom, Debra, works for the Kentucky legislative research commission, and my dad, Charles, is retired and living the life. My mom plans on retiring this year, and they both plan on moving south, which will give us an excuse to take some extra vacations. I am the third of four siblings - I have two older brothers, Jason and Charlie, and one younger sister, Lizzie, and we all have totally different personalities, which makes for a good time every time we get together.
I attended the University of Kentucky for both undergrad and Law School, and once done, I began working at an accounting firm. In my spare time, I enjoy hunting, sports, and betting on said sports, much to Jess' dismay. I look forward to taking the back seat while Jess plans our wedding, and I cannot wait till the day she becomes my wife!
I was born and raised in Long Island, New York, and have lived there my entire life up until last year when I moved to Washington, D.C. My dad, Daniel, owns a luxury car service in New York City, and my mom, Maritza, works as a book accountant. I am the oldest of two girls. My sister, Steph, is my best friend, and we both share a love for food (we're always hungry) and shopping.
After graduating from Hofstra University, I started working at an accounting firm, which is how I met Brett (more on that later). In my free time, I enjoy decorating our apartment in D.C., going for runs on the river and taking care of our precious pup, Oliver. I cannot wait to see what the next year of wedding planning will bring!
Please be on the lookout for our save the dates in the mail!
Jessica Revilla and Brett Gabbard launch their personal wedsite at happilyevergabbard.wedsite.com
Welcome to our wedsite! We recently got engaged and are now in the process of planning our destination wedding! We've created this wedsite as a fun, convenient, and special way for family and friends to learn more about our wedding and celebrate with us. We hope you'll use it to get to know us better and keep up-to-date on our future plans.
Here you can read about how we met, meet our families, and learn about the resort details. We've included some fun stuff like a his vs. her version of how we met, a gallery for viewing photo albums, and a way for you to leave us a note in our virtual guestbook!
Thank you to all our friends and family for your love and support over the years. We hope you all can make the wedding!
Love, Jessica & Brett