The moment Stacie saw Morris standing outside of her job, she instantly believed she was looking at her future husband. (Her instincts were spot on!) He popped the question on their second anniversary, and their elegant north-meets-south wedding was gorgeous. Share their love!
“I never believed in love at first sight,” says Stacie. “But the moment Morris turned around outside of my office the day we met, I instantly knew that he was going to be my husband.”
"I knew my dress was The One when I looked in the mirror and I could see myself walking down the aisle to Morris in it," Stacie tells us. "I got very emotional." Her dress journey was filmed for an episode of TLC's reality show I Found the Gown.
"One of my closest friends passed away from kidney disease a few years ago," Stacie shares. "Her favorite color was turquoise, so I had each bridesmaid bouquet tied with a turquoise ribbon in her honor."
Stacie and her hairstylist Dana Gibbs tried multiple styles before they decided on this “big Texas” hairstyle. “She found a picture of the style I wore,” says the bride. “We both instantly knew it was the style. She did an amazing job.” Adillia Edwards, a friend of one of her bridesmaids, styled Stacie's wedding makeup.
Stacie's bridesmaids wore Bari Jay gowns on her big day. "I originally wanted them in pink, but quickly realized that color would not be elegant or flattering on all of the girls," she recalls. "I tried on the black dress and loved how elegant it looked especially with a sash for a pop of color."
"We wanted a venue that would allow us to host everything in one location," Stacie recalls. "We loved our venue's chapel. We are from two different religious backgrounds and we wanted a church-feel without having to choose one of our religions."
Stacie and Morris did all of their wedding planning on their own, and we just loved their aisle style. The chose to decorate the ceremony aisle in the chapel with big pretty flower pomanders and sprinkled rose petals.
Stacie's father, who had just turned 77 that week, walked his lovely daughter down the aisle. "It was a very special moment for us," she recalls. "My dad suffers from dementia and Alzheimer's disease."
"I chose Stacie as my wife because she is beautiful, intelligent and a spiritual woman," says Morris. "To be able to come home every day and have someone laugh with you is why I go to bed at night and wake up every morning with a smile on my face."
"Morris' playfulness is one of the things I love most about him," says the beaming bride. "I feel completely comfortable around him. He allows me to be myself and the goofball that I am. We always find things to laugh about together."
“Looking into Morris’ eyes at the altar, I felt blessed beyond measure,” says Stacie. “I felt truly happy to be marrying this amazing man.” Her groom was equally smitten. “I felt like the luckiest man in the world,” he says.”
A hip hop violinist played alongside the deejay during the couple's cocktail hour but during the reception the deejay took over and spun a mix of hits from the North and the South.
You Make Me Feel Special
"Being a bride was amazing," says Stacie. "The day of the wedding I was totally surrounded by my closest girlfriends and having a blast. It was truly the most fun day of my life. It was a great experience and I truly felt special."
Hooray for Love
Stacie and Morris honeymooned in Anguilla. If you loved their wedding as much as we did, please leave the happy couple a little comment love below! Want to see your wedding featured in Bridal Bliss? Email us now!