Heather and Steven met in high school at an after-school job at the mall. They kept running into each other at random places and ended up going to the same college where they eventually started dating. They’ve been together ever since!
The proposal happened on their last night of vacation in St. Thomas. After a fancy dinner, they went to the bar for one last drink. As they walked back to their resort, they stopped by the fountain where Steven popped the question!
I loved getting to know Heather and Steven throughout their wedding planning process. During their engagement session (which you can see here), you’d never guess they were in their 16th year as a couple. Their loving interactions are so genuine and this was even more apparent on their wedding day.
When I arrived to capture them getting ready, you could tell they were anxious to see each other and get the day rolling. Heather looked stunning in her gown from Wolsfelt’s Bridal. She was so giddy on our (very bumpy) golf cart ride over to meet Steven for their first look. I don’t think he wanted to show it, but Steven was definitely teary-eyed when he saw Heather for the first time. From there, their nerves were settled and they were ready to continue on with the celebration.
They kept their day very simple which I love. They didn’t have a bridal party, so it was just the two of them promising their lives to one another in front of their families and friends while the sun set behind them. During dinner, they sat with their friends instead of sitting at a “sweetheart” or “head” table. I love how relaxed everything was. It made it so easy for me to capture all the emotions throughout the day!
My favorite moment was during their first dance. The way Heather nestled into Steven’s shoulder was so sweet. Their day finally came and it was absolutely perfect.
Bridal Gown: Wolsfelt’s Bridal
Bridal Jewelry: Givenchy
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridal Hair Stylist: Ashley Maloy
Bridal Makeup Artist: Joanna B Artistry
Bridal Manicurist: Asha Salon Yorktown
Groom’s Suit: Hart Schaffner Marx, Nordstrom
Florist: DLN Floral Creations, Naperville
Reception Decor: Crate & Barrel
Caterer: Tamarack Golf Club
Deejay: DJ Elite – Cesar