Stefanie + Scott | Serra Plaza Elegant Wedding

Buckle up for this one, because it's better than Hollywood...

When we asked Stefanie to tell us their story, her emails back were so genuine and real that we wanted to print them out and read them before bed every night. For them, it was utter love at first sight, bonding over their shared East Coast roots and falling deeply into a connection so instantaneous that neither one of them could deny its forever-ness. Scott even surprised Stefanie with a proposal in New Orleans, in front of 50 of her closest friends (including her Mom on Facetime). She admitted that Scott is a total ‘unicorn’ - a rare, once-in-a-lifetime-if-you’re-lucky kind of guy.

What we loved most about the story she shared though was her honesty about the commitment, effort, and trials that got these two to this day. They put in the work, they put in the time, and simply put... they make each other better.

With a love story like that, we knew their wedding day would be one of a uniquely palpable love. Their connection is the stuff even the greatest of rom-com writers struggle to accurately describe, and the wedding day was no exception. And while we're still obsessing over the GORGEOUS decor and details, the ways that both Stefanie and Scott honored their families had us in tears. Stefanie had us all wiping our eyes during her first look with her dad, which turned into a little family first look with her mom and sister. Gah! Love.

Scott’s beloved Dad passed away the first year he and Stefanie started dating, and they chose to honor him in the sweetest of ways on their big day. Stefanie walked down the aisle with a blue heart hand made from Scott’s dad shirt stitched to the inside of her wedding dress, and every drink had a cocktail stirrer with the "Cheers" logo on it (his Dad’s all time favorite show). Phew. My heart.

These two. This day. Their families. The details. Their story. All of it. It was such an honor to witness, know, see and capture a love like this. The realest kind of love - the one that takes work, takes time, takes hits and lays the foundation for the best of forevers. Here’s to Stefanie + Scott!

Photography: Honey Photographs | Coordination: Pure Lavish Events | Wedding Venue: Serra Plaza | MUA: Candace Saucedo | Hair: Design Visage | Florals: Darling + Dove Floral Design | Dessert: Melody's Bakery | DJ: DJae Melee | Catering: Jay's Catering | Bridal Shoes: Valentino | Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals

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