It was a match made in heaven when Stephanie and James met on Tinder, and on February 27, 2021, they tied the knot.
Stephanie looked radiant in a strapless ballgown with a sweetheart neckline, embellished bodice, and a full skirt with a train. She accessorized with stud earrings and a simple diamond necklace. Her bouquet was composed of an assortment of roses in shades of red and pink, plus botanical accents. Her four bridesmaids wore matching full-length off-the-shoulder black dresses. They carried smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet.
James got married in a black suit with a white shirt, bright pink bow tie, bright pink pocket square, and mini bouquet boutonniere. His six groomsmen wore black suits with white shirts, bright pink ties, bright pink pocket squares, and mini bouquet boutonnieres.
In the ceremony, the officiant reminded the couple that they are no longer complete without each other. The couple’s dog, wearing a bandanna that read “I Loved Her First,” was incorporated into the ceremony.
Later, during the outdoor ceremony, guests enjoyed a meal of mixed greens with carrots and tomatoes in house vinaigrette dressing with a Parmesan crisp; fresh green beans with toasted almond slivers and butter; creamy mashed potatoes; grilled chicken breast marinated in olive oil, garlic, and herbs with a light garlic herb glaze; and sliced beef tenderloin with cognac cream sauce and horseradish aioli.
During the speeches, the bride and groom thanked special people in their lives. The wedding favors were “Let Love Grow” poppy seeds.
James and Stephanie’s first dance as man and wife was to “Marry Me” by Train. Stephanie and her father danced to “I Saw God Today” by George Strait. James and his mother danced to “A Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men. There was also a farewell dance to “Save the Last Dance for Me” by Michael Buble, and an anniversary dance.
The three-tier white wedding cake was done with a naked look. It was decorated with swipes of gold, roses, and succulents, and was topped with an ornament bearing the couple’s last name.
We wish the newlyweds a long and happy life together!
Photography By: Rachel Solomon Photography