Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.

Like so many relationships these days, Erin and Evan Howard’s journey began on a dating app. In this case it was a match on Bumble in 2017.

“We were both at the same stage in our lives, with young sons and looking for a serious relationship,” Erin recalls. They certainly found it, and each of their sons stood by their parents’ sides on a wedding day that threatened rain but ultimately ended up sunny, if a bit humid.

“We have been through a lot: starting new careers, getting out of the military, fixing up condos and buying a new house, not to mention blending two families,” Erin says. “It hasn't always been easy, but everything has been worth it. We make each other better, balance each other out and have become better parents. I'm so glad that God put us in each other’s lives, and I look forward to growing old with Evan!”

The Details

Wedding date: Aug. 17, 2019

Wedding colors: Gold, ivory, green, pink and peach

Attendants: Seven bridesmaids, six groomsmen, a flower girl and two ring bearers (the couple’s sons from previous relationships)

Bride wore: A gown from David’s Bridal

Hair and makeup: Hair by Ashley Romero, makeup by Olivia Bell

Groom wore: Suit from Men’s Wearhouse

Bridesmaids wore: Gowns from David’s Bridal

Flower girl wore: Dress from David’s Bridal

Groomsmen wore: Suits from Men’s Wearhouse

Ring bearers wore: Suits from Amazon

Ceremony: The Old Blue Rooster

Reception: The Old Blue Rooster

Caterer: City Barbeque

Cake: Bake Me Happy

Doughnuts: Bill’s Donuts

Florist: DIY

Photographer: Comfort Photography

Videographer: Kameron Davis

Invitations: DIY

Ceremony and cocktail hour music: Cellist Jill Wright Crist

Reception music: Traveling Sounds DJ