Poffe Girls bride Stephanie has warmed our hearts with her and new hubby Justin’s fiery love story.
The two met in 2012 when Stephanie was working at Gaston County Dispatch. She is now a dispatcher at Charlotte Fire and Justin is a Fire Captain with the Mount Holly Fire Department. They were a couple for almost four years before getting engaged. They both are passionate about their careers and serving others and their three fur kids…- Chief, Halligan, and Arsyn.
Love, romance and tradition was Justin’s plan for the engagement July 2015, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where they take a yearly photo. Little did Stephanie know, but Justin had something else in store. Nervous, as Justin was getting out of the truck, he dropped the ring box with the ring in it. Thankfully, Stephanie did not see this. Because the ring box had been dropped, the ring had come loose from the slot. When Justin opened the box to propose the ring fell out into the grass. Most of the photos taken of the proposal are of Stephanie laughing as Justin searches the grass for the missing ring. Finally finding it, the two sealed the deal as onlookers honked as they drove by.
On September 10th of 2016, Stephanie and Justin became married on the farm where she grew up. She wore a beautiful two piece designer Justin Alexander wedding gown, she fell in love with at Poffie Girls. , Stephanie is a long time Poffie Girls as she also shopped with us for her prom dress. The wedding was perfection and Stephanie says her favorite aspect from the big day was hearing her husband read his handwritten vows, and their first dance which was to the song “More of you” by Chris Stapleton.
After the wedding, the hot happy couple went on a Carnival cruise to Cozumel and the Cayman Islands.
Stephanie has said that their favorite date night is staying in and snuggling up on the couch. Because of Justin’s work at the fire department, they don’t have very many date nights so staying home is something special to them to keep the sparks alive!
As for advice for brides to be, Stephanie says to; always be nice to your mother, also it is important to take it all in because it will be over before you know it and to make sure your photographer takes lots of pictures to capture the big day. Her last words of advice are for grooms to be, she advises for them to practice saying “Yes hunny, I love it”.