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Chic Palm Beach Brunch Wedding: Steven & Alexander

Derrick Tribbey Photography

May 14, 2016

Steven and Alexander met at a bar in Miami. There was first a friendship that developed across the distance between Miami, where Steven lived, and Dallas, where Alexander lived. But, as time passed, the distance was no match and Steven moved to Dallas.

It wasn’t long before Steven knew that Alexander was the man for him. Alexander on the other hand was more cautious and hesitant.  The couple therefore agreed in this circumstance that when the time came, Alexander would be the one to pop the question. “This avoided us each secretly planning engagements simultaneously and ending up with numerous rings” said Steven. “There really was no rush.  Alexander knew where I stood, and he could do it when he was ready, and surprise me.”  They also both desired to get married when they were ready to start a family.

Derrick Tribbey Photography

On February 14, while on vacation in Maui, Steven woke up to find Alexander on bended knee and the wedding planning began immediately!

Derrick Tribbey Photography
Derrick Tribbey Photography

Steven and Alexander wanted a venue by the beach where they could host a weekend affair, complete with quality time spent with their guests. Steven was from Florida, so they started there with a close friend who worked as a florist in design and events. They selected their venue in part due to another personal connection to the site, as well as the facility’s reputation for quality of product and service. It matched their taste and style and enabled them to enjoy the wedding weekend with their guests.

Derrick Tribbey Photography
Derrick Tribbey Photography

The couple had a lot going on in their lives, so they broke down their planning into monthly tasks. Steven took the lead making decisions while consulting Alexander with the matters of interest to him. They both wanted an intimate wedding surrounded by close friends and family and a ceremony that celebrated their love.

Derrick Tribbey Photography
Derrick Tribbey Photography
Derrick Tribbey Photography
Derrick Tribbey Photography

Steven’s most memorable moment was seeing Alexander walk down the aisle. “It was raw emotion of pure joy and happiness one cannot hide or stop, or create,” said Steven.  

Derrick Tribbey Photography
Derrick Tribbey Photography
Derrick Tribbey Photography
Derrick Tribbey Photography

Alexander’s favorite moment was turning to see the joy of their friends and family: smiles and tears, alike, upon being declared “husbands in life.”

Derrick Tribbey Photography
Derrick Tribbey Photography
Derrick Tribbey Photography

In terms of favorite memory, when it came time for the cake, guests were surprised by an array of petit fours adorned with pink and blue ribbons. Alexander and Steven were delighted to announce the pending arrival of their twin boy and girl in October. Elizabeth and Asher (their daughter and son) were born in the fall and are doing great.

Derrick Tribbey Photography

Steven and Alexander offer the following advice to other couple’s planning their weddings, “Have patience, communicate, and remember what this wedding is all about…a celebration of the grooms. Surround yourselves with loved ones.”

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Photographer: Derrick Tribbey Photography // Reception Venue:  Four Seasons Palm Beach //

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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