Amanda and Cameron 9/8/2007

 I wanted to wish my assistant Amanda Copeland and her husband Cameron a belated 5 year wedding anniversary. It’s funny how people come into your life. Many come into my life and I am fortunate to meet many and to be a part of their lives. I remember when Cameron and Amanda had selected MMDJS for their wedding and talked about how honored I was to be part of their wedding day celebration. Amanda had mentioned how fun it must be to do what I do and if I needed any help…give her a call. I told her to be careful what you wish for. I am glad she did. She became my assist and the same year she married Cameron at The Vecoma at Yellow River here in Georgia in September of 2007.

Amanda became not only my assistant and a friend but, a sister I never had. She knows how important she is to me both professional and personally. I am very proud of her as a professional in the diamond industry, a dedicated wife, and awesome mom to their daughter Isabella, and a spark to everyone she meet when she smiles. I could have not asked for a better assistant, and a best friend!

Recently, I was married in March of this year in which Amanda and Cameron were in attendance. To me, this was special to Audrey and I. Amanda knew me when I was dating and I was always asking Amanda “what do you think?”. She said it wasn’t what she thought but what was in my heart. I would always have a “but” with some of my dates. When it came to Audrey…there was no “but”. Amanda, thank you for reminding me that there was “the woman” out there for me and that when I wasn’t looking, she would be there. Thanks sis!

So that I don’t get too off track…everyone please raise your glasses and toast our 5 year anniversary couple. Happy Anniversary!

Jana and Jim 9/8/2012

What a busy day on September 8th, 2012 at the Greystone located inside Piedmont Park. The weather forcast…scattered thunderstorms. The rehearsal the previous day was 90 and humid! I had Bill Hanna and my wife Audrey to help me on the wedding day and with the logistics of the venue set up. The sky just opened up and just let loose a downpour of rain. We thought for sure that both the ceremony and reception would be inside. The catering staff had mentioned that all activities might would be inside but, the weather started to break and open up. Our coordinator Ashley from Surber Paz confirmed that we were a go for the outside ceremony. Bill and I headed to Dockside to set up for the ceremony once we finished the reception set up. Jana and Jim could not have been more fortunate with the weather. The sun finally peaked through for the ceremony! It reminded me of how lucky Audrey and I were of our wedding back in March with the weather concerns. Once the ceremony was complete, everyone headed back to Greystone for the reception. The reception was action packed with dinner dancing and celebrating with Jana and Jim’s family and friends. We are looking forward to the pictures taken by Lindley Photography. I have to thank the Scarboro’s for recommending me to the new couple. It is pretty awesome to see a past bride of only 9 months to be at another wedding. We sent Jana and Jim off as husband and wife ant the end of the evening! Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. James William Owen Jr! Pictures to follow!!!

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