Theresa and Justin celebrated their tropical black tie wedding last summer at Notre Dame. It was the perfect mix of Midwest meets Florida. Theresa and Justin are both from Florida, met in Florida, and live in Florida. But, they decided to have their wedding at Notre Dame, where Justin graduated from Law School. So, to tie in their Florida roots, Theresa decided to bring Florida to Indiana! And, she did so by incorporating a lot of tropical greenery and leaving the colors black, white, gold and emerald. It was super glam and a lot of fun celebrating with them here at Notre Dame!
Theresa and Justin met out and about in Tampa! They had their first date at a place called Bartaco, and hit it off instantly! They chatted for hours, and before Theresa even pulled into her driveway, Justin texted her for a second date. From then on, they were inseparable, enjoying Florida life, days on the gulf, and nights at the tiki bars!
Justin totally shocked Theresa with the engagement. He proposed on an unassuming Sunday morning. Her nails weren’t done and she was wearing gym clothes. She thought they were just going on an ordinary walk at a garden in St. Pete, BUT she was wrong! Justin had different plans that day. He had a close friend waiting, hidden in the garden to photograph the moment when he got down on one knee. After the shock, they went to Theresa’s parents house where Justin had all their family waiting to celebrate with them. The element of surprise is always a win!
Photographer: Cat Alkire | Ceremony: Basilica of the Sacred Heart | Reception: Dahnke Ballroom | Florist & Planner: Merry Me Events | Stationery: The Messy Painter | Rentals: AAYS Rental | DJ: 27 Entertainment | Videographer: 27 Entertainment | Catering: Navarre Catering | Hair/MUA: Lerin Johnson Bridal | Cake/Bakery: Sweet Em’s Cake Shoppe | Wedding Dress Designer: Allure Bridals | Purchased At: CC’s Bridal | Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Tux: Louie’s Tux Shop | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale | Rings: International Diamond Center