Steven and Courtney met in New York City. He invited her to a gorgeous seafood dinner on the Upper West Side, and they talked for three and a half hours. He immediately asked her on a second date that night as he dropped her off at the subway.
Courtney said that meeting Steven was the immediate feeling of finding Home. Two months after they started dating, right before Christmas, he gave her the sapphire cross necklace that she wears every day, and told her that he loved her. It was the moment she knew they were meant to be together forever.
Steven proposed to Courtney in Sun Valley, Idaho on the top of a mountain. He got down on one knee overlooking five mountain ranges in the distance and asked "Will you marry me sweetheart?" Courtney immediately started tearing up and nodding. She was so excited to spend the rest of her life with her best friend.
Steven and Courtney went for traditional, simple elegance with dark purple and gold. They wanted a bit of romance with the deep color, and a fall palette. They thought it would be fun to bring a little fall to a spring wedding!
Courtney's gown from The Bridal Garden in New York City has a feeling of vintage glamour that she fell in love with. From there, she decided on a dramatic lip and side swept old-Hollywood hairstyle.
Their wedding flowers were the amazing vision of Rene, their florist. Courtney's sister Corinne worked with him before, and he was just wonderful. He brought a lightness to the dark colors.
Courtney's advice to future brides is to plan everything as ridiculously in advance as you can! She said that your vendors will think you're crazy, and none of your family and friends will be on board yet, but do it anyway! Continue to confirm with everyone until they are sick of you; it will give you piece of mind months leading up to your day.
Their cake was incredibly simple and elegant. Courtney is into anything with gold, and Steven and her both love caramel and vanilla.. So they were hooked!