We're so excited for you to join us at the top of the Sheraton Universal for a joyful ceremony and a big party like no other in the breathtaking Starview Room, an enclosed rooftop space with 20-foot windows overlooking our home in the Valley. See you on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2022, as we ring in the New Year together!
James and Jeff (Parker) met the modern way by swiping right in 2016 while James was in Las Vegas at a high school reunion. Parker was living in Las Vegas at the time. We did not go on a first date until after a month of texting, phone calls, and FaceTime. We met in San Diego where Parker grew up and James went to college. Parker was at the hotel lobby bar. James ran to his welcoming embrace saying, “You’re so tall!” While driving around downtown San Diego on our first date, James pointed at The Broadway at Horton Plaza and said, “I opened that department store,” and Parker chimed in with “My mom also opened The Broadway at Horton Plaza.” Turns out James worked for Parker’s mom. James broke out into song, as he’s known to do, singing a not-so-popular tune from “Xanadu,” “Suddenly, the wheels are in motion…” and Parker quickly completed the lyric with “and I’m ready to sail any ocean with you!” That sealed the deal for James. Although we lived in different cities, we saw each other every single weekend for the next year. In 2017, Parker transferred to Los Angeles, and we started our new life together. Once, Twice, Three Times.... Parker proposed to James THREE times. First time was in Rome on a balcony looking over the city. Second time was in Santorini looking over the ocean from a cliff. Then, again during take-off on a flight to Waikiki. Third time was the charm as James was ready for a lifetime of love with Parker. A few of our favorite memories from our time together: traveling (Italy, Greece and Hawaii are some of our favorites), adding a second bathroom and “Spool” to our nest we now call Xanadu, nights out dancing, and lots of time with family and friends.