Stephanie and Quinn met on the campus of Florida A&M University. While love wasn't on their syllabus from the start, the pair developed a friendship that carried on for years before it blossomed into romance.
After dating for 2 and a half years, Quinn planned the sweetest proposal to Stephanie at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL. Quinn with a little assistance from the Ritz's staff, planned the amazing proposal under a gorgeous gazebo that sat on property in front of family and friends.
Having proposed at the Ritz-Carlton, the couple ultimately decided to share their "I-do's" at its Buckhead, Atlanta location. Their luxe ceremony, featured a regal color palate of champagnes, deep burgundies and merlots. Along with beautiful hints of teal and a sweetheart table covered in gold-sequins and accented by soft candles.
The Couple: Stephanie & Quinn Andrews
Occupations: Stephanie: Pharmacist | Quinn: International Business Executive
Wedding Location: Ritz-Carlton Buckhead in Atlanta, GA
The theme for the wedding was Classic Elegance. When it came down to the wedding dress, Stephanie knew that she wanted to feel like princess all day and also opted for a ballgown.
Quinn is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, INC. It was a special moment for him and his fraternity brothers to crowd around Stephanie and sing their fraternal song.
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen Gifts: Bridesmaids: Monogrammed clothes and personalized champagne glasses | Groomsmen: Monogram Flasks with a spot for their own cigar.
First Dance Song: "All of Me" by John Legend
Favorite Item on the Menu: The Custom Strawberry Shortcake Wedding Cake
Best wedding day memory:
Quinn and Stephanie decided to do a first look on the grand staircase of the Ritz-Carlton hotel. It was perfect for them to be able to spend time together prior to the ceremony. The look on Quinn's face when he saw Stephanie was priceless.
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?
Quinn & Stephanie: You only get one wedding day. Make sure that you are clear about absolutely everything that you want. And the right wedding planner will make your day!phenomenal!
Wedding dress designer: ALLURE Bridal
Wedding dress salon: Pearl's Place (Metairie, LA)
Bridesmaids dresses: Dessy Dresses
Makeup: Tierra Burrell
Hair: Brittany Hunter with BLH Signature Salon, LLC.
Shoes: Nine West
Ceremony & Reception: Ritz-Carlton Buckhead (Atlanta, GA)
Photography: Janet Howard
Videography: Focal Blu Videography
Wedding planner: By Brian Green
Cake: Ritz-Carlton Buckhead Catering
Stationery: Papered Wonders, Inc.
Event designer/Florist: Edge Design Group