May 9, 2015
Love at First Bite!
Work is a big part of anyone’s life, but meeting your true love there is just the cherry on top! These two attorneys met after Scott invented the weekly tradition of “Friday Work Breakfast.” Scott knew about Natalie’s sweet tooth and decided to leave her a treat. This blueberry donut ended up leading to numerous dates, new adventures, and countless memories together.
The Stephens’ family lake house was a place very close to Scott’s heart and he knew this was where he wanted to marry his best friend. He proposed at Look Out Point in Possum Kingdom Lake and, when he got down on one knee, she of course said “yes!” The celebration overlooked the sunset over the gorgeous lake. Family and friends swarmed in with champagne after the proposal and they all had a special dinner together to share the great news.
Scott had visited Hotel Del Coronado on a previous trip and, when Natalie was shown the venue, she fell in love with the building, its history, and its gorgeous beaches. They both knew this was the perfect place to tie the knot.
The wedding took place outside the hotel with exquisite greenery and floral arrangements framing the aisle. Standing under the eye-catching floral archway was so picturesque and unforgettable; the couple knew this was the spot where they needed to get married. White rose petals were elegantly arranged in a design leading to the altar. Natalie walked down the aisle in a stunning Oscar De La Renta gown.
Natalie’s dream, ever since she was little, was to have fireworks at the wedding and Hotel Del Coronado didn’t disappoint. They arranged fireworks to display on the beach after the ceremony.
After Scott and Natalie tied the knot, they escaped to Bali to explore the breath-taking beaches.
By Stephanie DiCiro
Photos: John & Joseph Photography
Bride’s Advice: First and foremost: hire a professional wedding planner to help you! It saved us so much stress— especially since we had a destination wedding. All of our guests, including us and our family, are from Texas, so it was so important that we had our wedding planner Wynn Austin to walk us through every step.