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Gabby & Jake — Minted

Gabby

and

Jake

Gabby and Jake

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Our Story

Hi there! We are thrilled to have you join us for our wedding, and we’re overwhelmed by the love and support we’ve received from so many!

Our story crosses through many time zones and points to God's goodness and the unique plans he has for our lives. We pray our story would be a great encouragement for you!

At the time Gabby and Jake “met”, Gabby was living in India and Jake in South Carolina. Gabby had been serving the Lord in India for 3 months, and Jake was pursuing his master's in international business at USC. Before Gabby left for India, her best friend Mallory told her about a website that connects cross-cultural workers and she even heard about someone meeting their husband through it. Gabby was interested in researching the website and made herself a profile, but was reluctant to ever see it open the door to meeting a potential partner. Fast forward months later, Jake has been praying and asking the Lord for a partner to live overseas with to pursue missions and feels as if he has not yet met the person. He then realizes that there is an app or website for just about anything these days, and ends up on the same website that Gabby had made a profile on. Gabby is going about doing her work in India, forgetting about the website when one day she gets an email from a guy named Jake. Jake sent a message saying he read through her profile and was very interested in her because “it looked like we had a lot in common, so I figured I would reach out and say hello!”.

One FaceTime date led to another FaceTime date, which led to hundreds of FaceTime dates for the months to come. Then, in December of 2022, Jake joined The Puglisi family trip to Europe. This was Gabby and Jake’s first time in person and they were over the moon and head over heels. After a couple of weeks spent together, their love was confirmed and the goodbyes back to their current countries were very hard. After their return, as they reflected on their relationship it was evident that the Lord had prepared both Gabby and Jake for each other. Their ultimate goal in life was to honor the Lord, and their hearts were longing to do that together. After 6 months of long-long distance dating, Gabby decided to make her return home to America to pursue their growing relationship.

Gabby and Jake got to spend some sweet time together after Gabby moved back home. Then Jake proposed in Bar Harbor, Maine on a family trip! They celebrated with wonderful views and amazing lobster!

Our story is very unique, and we’re so glad to share it with you! We believe marriage is a sacred covenant made between husband and wife before God. We believe the purpose of marriage is to display to the world the sacrificial love of Christ for his bride, the church, as well as the joy-filled following, honoring, and submission that the church lives out to her Groom, Christ. We believe it is a lifelong union that displays the glory of God in the gospel. We want our marriage to be gospel-saturated, and we look forward to the day that you will witness us making our covenant and commitment to God and each other! We can’t wait!