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!”
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
Photographer: Comfort Photography
Videographer: Kameron Davis
Ceremony and cocktail hour music: Cellist Jill Wright Crist
Reception music: Traveling Sounds DJ