Meet the Ganns

Who are these people who will be hanging out with us on our wedding day?

Husband and Wife. Ben and Leslie. Jim and Pam. Arwen and Aragorn.
Bourbon drinkers, Jesus followers, Tarheels born and bred. Passionate about making weddings feel and be more real.

Husband and Wife. Ben and Leslie. Jim and Pam. Arwen and Aragorn.
Bourbon drinkers, Jesus followers, Tarheels born and bred.  Passionate about making weddings feel and be more real.

Carolyn flies this plane, handling most of the day-to-day tasks, editing, and general management. Constantly in motion, constantly diving headfirst into whatever is next. Wears her heart on her sleeve. Drinks red wine even though it gives her headaches. Wants the dog in the bed every night. Enneagram 8w7, but learning to let go of control. The fire in the relationship.

Jake supports the operation, second shooting, web-designing, managing spreadsheets, and generally encouraging and cheering forward. Steady, constant, caring, cautious but adventurous. Speaks conversational Arabic. Needs several hours alone time every week. Concocts bourbon cocktails in his spare time. Enneagram 9, but knows conflict can be healthy and good sometimes. The rock in the relationship.

"I WENT INTO THE WOODS BECAUSE I WISHED TO LIVE DELIBERATELY...
I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life

— Henry David Thoreau —

We love to travel the world (20 countries between us and counting!), seek out hidden bars, float down rivers, jump off waterfalls, and wear our Chacos year-round. We’ve climbed Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park, drank wine under the Eiffel Tower, accidentally bagged a Munro, cliff jumped in the Cinque Terre, Bermuda, Canada, and the Appalachian Mountains, bar hopped in Dublin, hiked the Spanish coast, camped in a hurricane, snorkeled the Mediterranean more times than we can count, and driven on the left side of the road numerous times. Jake is a master fire builder. Carolyn can lick her elbow. We can both drive stick.

We love to travel the world (20 countries between us and counting!), seek out hidden bars, float down rivers, jump off waterfalls, and wear our Chacos year-round. We’ve climbed Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park, drank wine under the Eiffel Tower, accidentally bagged a Munro, cliff jumped in the Cinque Terre, Bermuda, Canada, and the Appalachian Mountains, bar hopped in Dublin, hiked the Spanish coast, camped in a hurricane, snorkeled the Mediterranean more times than we can count, and driven on the left side of the road numerous times. Jake is a master fire builder. Carolyn can lick her elbow. We can both drive stick.

All of this is not to brag, or impress you, or make you jealous.

It’s to prove to you that we are 110% bought into the idea that there is more to life than doing what everyone else is doing. Life is meant to be lived deliberately, and while there is still life to be lived, we will be chasing it with abandon.

Are you ready to take back your wedding day?

We can't wait to guide you there.