Tanner and Stephanie

How They Met

While there isn’t much to their “How We Met” story, Stephanie and Tanner’s lives together since finallydeciding to be together has been is nothing short of magical.

They’ve actually known each other since Junior High. Having mutual friends and exchanging pleasantries with one another was as far as it went. Stephanie and Tanner were assigned to a year-long group project their senior year of high school that had them spending a lot of time together. They ended up becoming great friends it didn’t take long to realize that feelings had grown between the two.

However, Stephanie fought them off as she was getting ready to go away for college and Tanner was just starting his career. She didn’t want a relationship at all, let alone a long distance one. She pushed it away as best as she could but Tanner was persistent and never gave up on his feelings for her. He spent countless hours driving to see her on the weekends (even when she told him not to, but secretly loved that he never listened), trying to hold her hand and making her laugh.  It wasn’t until about 6 months later when they had their first kiss (they still can’t seem to come to an agreement on who initiated it) that Stephanie finally gave into his efforts. They haven’t looked back since.

The Proposal and Wedding

Almost 5 years later, Tanner managed to pull off the surprise proposal of a dream. He arranged for a limousine to pick her up and bring her to a park where he was waiting in the middle of a lit up gazebo with their families watching from the distance.

The Big Day

From Stephanie “This day exceeded our every expectation.  Our dream was to have an outdoor ceremony although we knew being late December, this was unlikely to happen. The Wednesday before the wedding, there was a huge ice & snow storm.  Surprisingly, the weather report was predicting good weather for the weekend.  Come Saturday, the snow had melted and it was sunny, 47 degrees and no wind. It was better than we could have ever imagined. After this, we knew nothing could ruin this day. The most rewarding part was everything come together. Seeing all the small details that we stressed over come to life was a great feeling. However, our favorite parts of the day was seeing each other for the first time for the ceremony, having our family and friends travel 2 hours to support us and dancing the night away!”

Wedding Vendors:

Planning + Coordination: A&L Events
Venue: Bella Amore on Enchanted Acres
Gown: Milla Nova from Bridal Beginnings
Additional Train/Veil: Bridal Beginnings
Shoes: Jewel by Badgley Mischka
Bride Jewelry: The Jewelry Group
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy from Bridal Beginnings
Bridesmaid Jewelry: Givenchy
Hair: Simply Captivating Salon
Makeup: Shannon Cole Makeup
Spray Tan: Makeup Design Studio
Invitations: Basic Invite
Centerpieces: Enchanted Acres Florals
Bridal Bouquet: Gidas Flowers
DJ: DJ Yelenix
Videography: Absolute Altitude
Groom/Groomsmen Tuxedos: Jack’s Tuxedo
Linen Rentals: Mosaic

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