By Jalon Hill | Photography by Laney Logan Photographer, laneyloganphotography.com
Northwood High School sweethearts Jacob Sipe and Anna Jasper started dating in the summer of 2015, right before Anna’s junior year and Jacob’s senior year. After high school, Jacob attended UNC-Charlotte and Anna continued her softball career at Catawba College. In spite of the distance, their love stayed strong.
After four years of dating, the couple decided to take a trip to their favorite hiking spot, White Pines Nature Preserve. As they were walking, Jacob suddenly stopped in front of Anna, kneeled down and popped the question. To Anna’s surprise, her friend and photographer Laney Logan was there to capture the moment.
The two moved back to Pittsboro together in March 2020 so they could both start jobs: Jacob as an engineer at RoviSys in Holly Springs and Anna as a teacher at Robyn’s Nest Creative Learning Center. They married at Whispering Oaks Event Venue in Julian, North Carolina, on May 30 surrounded by a few close friends and family, including Anna’s parents, Matt Jasper and Lori Jasper, and Jacob’s parents, Cameron Sipe and Jennifer Sipe. Anna admits that not everything went according to plan – “We forgot all of the bridal party’s bouquets at the house where me and the bridesmaids got ready,” she says. “We had to delay the wedding about 20 minutes while my amazing aunt, Lisa Long, rushed back to get them for us.” But eventually, Anna was walking down the aisle, and says she’ll never forget seeing Jacob’s face. “I could barely hold back the tears,” she says.
“Even during a pandemic, it was awesome to have so many loved ones come together to help celebrate Jacob and me,” Anna adds. “We have the best support system. They made the day perfect, and we couldn’t thank them enough.”
The Sipes live in the Potterstone Village neighborhood.