Now + Forever
Local Couple Proves If Love Is Meant To Be, It'll Be
WHAT THEY DO: Andrea, 30, is an export operations manager at Wonderful Citrus, and Travis, 30, is a driver engineer at Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.
HOW THEY MET: Travis and Andrea met through mutual friends at the Martin County Fair when they were 15 years old and spent the night walking around getting to know one another. Since they were both shy about dating, they remained friends in high school and stayed in touch during college.
HOW THEY KNEW THEY’D MET THE ONE: Travis messaged Andrea on Facebook in November 2014 asking for her number since he didn’t have any of his old contacts in his new phone. Later that week, he asked her to go to dinner at Stuart Boathouse. “We had a great time catching up, and I knew this time around it was different,” Andrea says.
ON THE PROPOSAL: Travis proposed to Andrea while they were in Breckenridge, Colorado. During their last ski down the hill, Travis pulled off to the side and waited for Andrea to catch up. He unstrapped his snowboard and got down on one knee, but Andrea was a little puzzled. There was no ring in the box—it had fallen out when he popped the question. After a few seconds of panic, they found it in the snow and had a fortunate laugh.
ON THE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION SITE: The couple originally planned to wed in Islamorada, but the resort closed down for repairs because of Hurricane Irma. Since their out-of-town guests had already booked their trips, Andrea and Travis decided to keep the date but move the wedding to Martin County. Some vendors from the Keys were willing to travel north, but they were still short a few important elements. At Andrea’s final dress fitting she shared her story with the store owner who called Andrea afterward to tell her that one of her clients had to cancel her wedding at River Palm Cottages and Fish Camp. “Just like that I found our venue,” Andrea says.
ON THE THEME: Andrea and Travis decided on a tropical, beach-chic theme. “I love a natural and neutral pallet,” Andrea says. “I thought it was very fitting for our location and outdoor wedding.” All white flowers paired with textures of green, tan, white, gold and silver to decorate the space.
WEDDING DATE: Oct. 21, 2017
GOWN: Molle Bridals engagement ring: Joseph’s Jewelry
FLOWERS AND DESIGNER: Harbour Bay Florist
HAIR: Sorella Beauty Bar
CAKE MAKER: Smallcakes Stuart