I am so happy to introduce a new YLE bride, Stephanie! I can’t wait to work with these two and not just because David is a Gator fan (!!!!).
How did you two meet:
We met through a mutual friend when I was 13 and he was 14. We
stayed friends through high school and then lost touch when I went to college. We reconnected in 2013 and the rest is history.
When did you know he was going to be your husband, did he know before you:
He says he knew before I did so I’ll let him have that one lol but I think I knew when he dedicated Bryan Adams’ “Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman” to me one night. I heard the line about him seeing the unborn children in her eyes and I realized that I wanted that, that I loved that he saw that same future with me.
How did he propose, when, where:
He proposed on August 26th in Puerto Rico. We went on a hike down El Yunque, a rain forest in Puerto Rico, to La Mina Falls, a waterfall where visitors can swim. He told my sister to take pictures of us before we got wet so we stood in front of the falls and posed. I started to walk away and he says “wait one more” and starts to kneel as he reaches in his pocket. I saw what he was doing. I knew what he was doing. But I panicked slightly and asked him what he was doing lol. I don’t think I ever really SAID yes but my tears were flowing (heavily) and I nodded and hugged him. I was taken by complete surprise. As were my sister and niece who were screaming and crying too lol. I want to add that he actually asked my dad for my hand. Which happens like never nowadays. He took him out to lunch and asked him. It was a big deal for me that he did that. He was the only one that knew about it. When I called and told my mom she freaked out and dropped her phone and started crying. They did good at keeping it secret.
Describe your wedding in three words:
Love, Family/Friends, Fun. I want our day to be about those 3 things. It sounds generic but we both love each other and our families and having fun. And as much as it is our day, our families/friends have played a huge part in our relationship and in who we are. We want traditions and the romanticism of it all with fun details about us.
What are you looking forward to the most on your wedding day:
I have to pick one thing?! Probably seeing the looks on people’s faces. From my parents’ first glance at me in my dress, to him seeing me walk down the aisle, to our closest friends seeing that we’ve made it. Just being surrounded by love.
What do you two do in your free time:
We love movies and music and are frequent AMC goers as well as concert events. We try to spend as much time as possible with our 2 year American Pitbull Terrier Stark (named after Lord Eddard Stark from Game of Thrones, as in his registered name is Lord Eddard Stark lol). Football is a HUGE deal for us. From arguing about Seminoles v. Gators to watching our NFL teams play. And spend time with each other. We love eating at new
restaurants and seeing what our city has to offer. He was born and raised in Orlando and I’ve been here since I was 6 but we love discovering new things.