Justin and Stacy's love story begins expectantly on a group trip to Jamaica. Justin had been best-friends with Stacy's cousin, Sheldon, for over 15 years, but never officially met Stacy until a group trip to Jamaica on August 3, 2012. "We were officially a couple a couple of weeks later and have been together ever since," said Justin and Stacy. The two planned a classy Black Tie brunch wedding at the The Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne, FL. Check out their special day captured by Vanessa Velez Photography.
Bride: Stacy Cummings, 30, Pharmacist
Groom: Justin Cummings, 30, Family Therapist
Place of residence: Miramar, FL
Wedding date: 8/3/13
Wedding location: Key Biscayne, FL
Honeymoon Destination: Antigua’s Sandals Resort
Engagement story :
On Christmas Eve 2013, Stacy was at home when she heard Justin arrive home. From down the hallway she heard the song "All My Life" playing….Justin surprised Stacy dressed up in a tuxedo and with two dozen roses. He asked her to spend the rest of his life with him as his wife and Stacy happily accepted. On the same date that they met for the first time, August 3rd, they were married with friends and family present.
From the Groom:
I experienced the big day in a state of shock. From the time that I woke up that morning, only 2 hours after I returned from my last night of partying as a bachelor, I was in total disbelief. I woke up and took a shower attempting to treat the day as just an ordinary day, but it didn’t work. It didn’t work at all. Once my groomsmen started to arrive, it started to sink in quickly. The photographers, the text messages, the aura in the room all said to me that this day would indeed be extraordinary. I can only recall snapshots of how I felt on that day, as everything seemed to move so fast. I felt like it was all a dream, except it was better. I felt happy, proud, and honored to wed the most beautiful person I have ever met.
The couples most memorable moment:
The personal vows during the ceremony.
Favorite wedding detail:
As the bride’s father walked the bride down the aisle he carried in his other arm the bride’s and groom’s infant son, who was also their ring-bearer.
From the Bride:
I felt like the most beautiful woman in the world. Watching my husband’s face as I walked down the aisle was the most memorable moment of that day. I couldn’t see or hear anything but watching his face-each emotion on his face was visible. As soon as I was by his side- I knew I was home and never wanted to let go.
What makes your love special?
I don’t know how to explain why our love is so special. All I can simply say is –its special to us and that’s all that matters. Who else will say I’m beautiful on my ugliest day? Who else will make him laugh on his worst day? Who else will laugh at my corniest joke? I love him and he loves me-that’s what makes our fairytale love so special.
Turning Page -Sleeping At Last: Stacy fell in love with the song from the moment she first heard it and wished for a love as powerful as the lyrics. When Justin proposed she knew immediately her wish came true and no other song would as perfect to walk down the aisle to.
What are you most looking forward to as a married couple?
A lifetime full of love, happiness and laughter.
Advice for a Bride/Groom on their wedding day:
Make this day as memorable as you can! This is one of many days you get to look back on with a smile.
Congrats to the newlyweds Stacy and Justin! We wish you many more years of wedded bliss!
Photographer: Vanessa Velez
Ceremony and reception location: The Rusty Pelican
Bridal gown designer: Casablanca
Boutique: Patricia South Bridal
Bridal party attire: David’s Bridal
Groom’s tux: The Men’s Warehouse
Wedding Cake: Ana Paz
Groom’s Cake: Elegant Temptations
Wedding planners: Socorro Alicea
Music: DJ AK Vybz from Scratch Wedding
Hair and makeup: Amanda Frank from Agape Airbrush Makeup & Hair
Flowers: Ala Flowers
Curated by our Wedding Features Editor, C.K. Alexander. C.K. is the owner and founder of Love Ink and Brownstone Bridal. Keep up with C.K. on Twitter here: @Love_Ink