Stephanie and Daniel’s wedding was absolutely gorgeous! They had a romantic outdoor ceremony after sunset in the front lawn of a charming cottage in Atlanta, GA. The bride and groom love gardening so the flowers were very important to them, especially the bride, and all the bouquets and florals were absolutely stunning! The indoor reception was so wonderfully decorated and the cake was gorgeous (and it was from GiGi’s Cupcakes… YUM)! Everything was just perfect and so beautiful right down to the smallest detail! Between the family and the wedding party (guests too I am sure) that were so much fun and all the dancing I don’t think anyone could say they didn’t have a blast! Even the parents and some grand parents were out on the dance floor!
We asked Stephanie and Daniel a few questions so we can learn all about them and their relationship leading up to their big day! Enjoy reading all about their wedding and love story!
Stephanie & Daniel | Our Wedding & Love Story
How did you first meet and what were your first thoughts/impressions of each other? Who, what, when, where, and why? Give us the details!
We met at The Port Dawg Challenge 2012 for our Air Force Reserve unit.
Stephanie: My first impression of Dan was that he was pretty tall and walked into a room like he was in charge so I was a bit intimidated. I waited a few days for him to talk to me first, then I became his tag-along the whole competition.
Daniel: My first impression of Stephanie when I first met her was that she was a really cute girl in our squadron. I made sure we got a contact list together for the challenge so that I could get her number.
Tell us about your first date!
Stephanie: We didn’t really have a first date since we started off as friends. He took me or for dinner and drinks during the challenge we were competing in. We talked for an hour in the hall of our hotel before we split off to our rooms at the end of the night and I remember having a big smile on my face because he was so easy to talk to!
When did you first know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?
Stephanie: I knew he was ‘the one’ by the way he treated me. Dan supported me, listened to me, and was very protective. He always looked out for me to be safe and cared for. And he really clicked well with my family, that was a big factor!
Daniel: I knew she was ‘the one’ because she let me be myself without trying to change me. She liked me for who I am.
Tell us all about the proposal! (Did you see it coming? How long was it in the planning? How did you feel? Nervous, excited, freaking out?)
Stephanie: I felt like he was going to take forever before he proposed, and then it happened and I was shocked! I didn’t feel anything at first because I was trying to process everything after I said yes. I kept staring at my ring. When I called my parents a few minutes later to tell them, the excitement got me and I started crying. He proposed on my parents couch with one of my stuffed sloths as a distraction. He had come over earlier that same day to talk to my dad about marrying me, I had no idea!
Daniel: The proposal was a couple months in planning. I wasn’t too nervous to ask her, but I was a bit nervous.
What is the one thing you love most about each other?
Stephanie: I love how much fun Dan is to be around. He’s a wonderful provider and he’s a strong sense of support and calm for me (I’m pretty high-strung). What I come back to every time is how much fun I have spending time with him. He can always make me laugh and I love being around him! He’s good at making me happy.
Daniel: I love that she takes care of me. She’s fun to be around and she keeps me organized so I don’t lose track of time in my busy schedule.
If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does that is normally annoying or crazy, but makes you love them a bit more each time… Or you know you love them because when they do it, you don’t kill them!
Stephanie: I have some funny stuff but Dan won’t let me share.
Besides getting married what was your favorite part of your wedding day?
How much everyone danced and visited! We really enjoyed seeing all the guests and getting on the dance for and cutting up with everyone! Every guest was at or in our wedding because they are special to us, so it was fun seeing them enjoy themselves as much as we did! We felt honored to have so many people share our day!
We have really enjoyed getting to know Stephanie and Daniel. They are both so sweet and so much fun!!! Stephanie and Daniel your day was absolutely perfect and you two are so perfect together! Thank you for choosing us as your photographers and allowing us the honor of photographing your big day! We pray God blesses your marriage and you have a blessed life together!!!
DJ: Music for the Occasion
Officiant: Ron Gober
Hair & Makeup Artist: Plum Tree Salon & Spa – Mandy Jameson
Florist: A Divine Event
Cake: Gigi’s Cupcakes