Fairy tales and dreams really do come true! Businesswoman and entrepreneur Whitney Wolfe gave fans hope when she recently tied the knot in a beautiful Amalfi coast ceremony. The Founder and CEO of Bumble happily said “I do” to Michael Herd in romantic Positano, Italy. Though Whitney Wolfe has been hailed the queen of online dating by many of her fans and followers, the newlyweds met in person back in 2013 while visiting Aspen for Christmas and the two quickly began writing their love story.
After two years, the couple visited Michaels ranch in Texas, and on a beautiful sunset horseback ride, he asked her to be his wife. Wolfe told Vogue that the proposal was an emotional moment that neither of them will ever forget. After basking in their magical moment, the couple took a trip to Italy to celebrate the engagement. While on their celebratory trip, they fell in love with Positano and quickly began planning their wedding.
While the ceremony was certainly a beautiful one, it was also untraditional from start to finish. Wolf and Herd trusted Diana Sorensen with handling the planning of their big day and even asked her to book a venue to surprise both them and their wedding guest. The young and in love couple planned a weekend full of events making the union a weekend-long celebration. Guest received beautifully hand painted welcome bags filled with some of the best chocolate and champagne in Italy.
We all want our special day to go as planned, but, as we all know, we don’t always get what we want. So, when Wolfe awoke to a rainy forecast on her wedding day, she was not surprised. You may think the rain would have stopped their show, but they went with it! Using the Italian belief that rain is symbolic of a happy and successful wedding, the soon to be newlyweds spent the day with their wedding party sipping champagne and keeping their spirits up in preparation for the big moment.
Fortunately for Wolfe, one of the wedding guests was a meteorologist. When she excitedly informed the bride that the rain would clear that evening, she made an executive decision to proceed with the ceremony. With the help of their wedding party, the last minute ceremony was a success. Wedding guest took their seats at approximately 7:30 p.m. and the groom took his bride under the beautiful moonlit sky overlooking the water.