Stacey and Bryan were married in a sweet ceremony at the Deerpark on the Biltmore Estate this past July. It was a gorgeous day, and they loved every minute! Their wedding was so beautiful, and you can see pictures on my blog of their special day. Read below to find out more about Stacey and Bryan…
How did you meet each other?
We actually met through mutual friends a couple of times and it didn’t go very well. Lets just say that we were not all that fond of each other at first. However, a few months later, Bryan was trying to play a joke on one of our mutual friends and he asked me to help him out. The joke didn’t quite work out the way he had planned, but from it we started emailing each other.
How long have you two been together?
We had our first date on November 5, 2006 and we went to see Saw III. Bryan is a real romantic! Actually while we were emailing, the Saw movies came up in our conversation, so it just seemed fitting that we go see it.
When did you get engaged, and how did he ask?
We got engaged on May 24, 2009 in Florida. We were there to relax and just enjoy being away with each other. On the first night we were cuddled up on the couch watching basketball, when he pulled out the ring from behind his back and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. I was completely shocked and thrilled!
What do you two do for a living?
Bryan works for a national construction company in the business department. He oversees projects on the East Coast from New Jersey to Miami, FL. Stacey works for Wells Fargo as a data analyst with the Commercial Business Integration Team.
What are some of the activities that you like to do together as a couple?
We enjoy traveling, boating, sports, wine tasting and spending time with our friends and family.
Why did you choose the Deerpark on the Biltmore Estate as your wedding location?
The Deerpark has a natural beauty that drew us to it instantly. We absolutely loved the courtyard and the versatility of the location. We loved the idea of being able to get married in the Courtyard, have the cocktail hour in the Lodge Room, move into the Banquet Room for dinner and back out to the Courtyard for dancing.
What did you enjoy the most about your wedding? Any special memories?
Honestly, we enjoyed everything about our wedding! We had our family and friends there to help us celebrate the most amazing day in our lives and everything turned out beautiful. One of our favorite memories is when we sat down to enjoy our cake, as we looked out to the courtyard, we could immediately see how much fun everyone was having on the dance floor.
Do you have any advice for newly engaged couples?
Our advice would be to take your time and enjoy your engagement. Make sure to have fun with your wedding planning and don’t let it stress you out. It will all be over before you know it!
What do you love about one another?
Stacey: What I love about Bryan is his unconditional love, how he challenges me and his thoughtfulness. Bryan would do anything for those that he loves and those that love him would do the same. Since the first time that Bryan told me that he loved me, there hasn’t been a day that has gone by that he has not said those words to me. What I love most about Bryan is that he makes me feel like I am the most beautiful, special and loved person in the world.
Bryan: What I love about Stacey is she enjoys going to sporting events and is a fan of the NY Giants!!! What I really love most is that she is the most thoughtful and caring person I know. Whether it is sending someone a card for an occasion or just putting a note in my suitcase when I am away for work to tell me she loves me.
Did you go on a honeymoon? If so, give us the scoop!
Yes we did and we had an amazing time! We spent the first five days in the Bahamas and then followed that up with 7 days in St. Lucia. Both were absolutely beautiful, but out of the two, St. Lucia was our favorite. We were looking to relax and that is exactly what we did!