Dating a corporate man
She suggested that the amazing Diana Sorensen of Sugokuii Events do the actual wedding, which was crucial.
It was just before Christmas in 2013, and the two were on vacation in Aspen with their respective families when a mutual friend introduced them one afternoon.They used as many local artisans as possible and wanted each evening to have a different feel, starting with the first night, which was meant to convey Capri with lemons, bougainvillea, vintage cars, and dinner in a field of lemon trees, followed by dancing at Anema e Core.The extensive itinerary gave Cynthia and Whitney the opportunity to showcase an all-star lineup of looks.“He told me two things that morning: 1) He wasn’t sure marriage was in the near future as we were both so young and busy with our careers, and 2) We were going to his family’s ranch that weekend.” Michael’s usual truck was in the shop, so they needed to take a much older one, which meant no air-conditioning for a four-hour drive in the Texas heat.They made two fast-food stops on the trek: “Lots of greasy french fries made for super-cute proposal skin! “I also hadn’t put on a stitch of makeup and could not have been more casual if I tried after that haul.”When they arrived at the ranch, Michael insisted they go on a trail ride despite the fact that Whitney was a novice horseback rider.This kicked off on Thursday night with the bride wearing a couture Giambattista Valli dress with a long chiffon train that blew in the wind through the streets of Capri.
During the day on Friday, Whitney soaked up the sun on the beach in an Eres maillot.
Lo and behold, there was a 6-year-old’s birthday party taking place, and there was a 7-foot-tall Chewbacca character right in front of us making the noise.
If the beauty and allure of Positano weren’t enough, this was a sign! A friend put Whitney in touch with wedding stylist extraordinaire Cynthia Cook Smith.
“We wanted the weekend to be as much of a surprise to us as to our guests,” Whitney explains.
“I trusted our incredible planner to bring our vision to life at a place I had never been, and she and her team did an exceptional job.”Their venue—Villa Tre Ville—came highly recommended by friends.
“He had festivities all lined up,” remembers Whitney.