Stacie Lanita Hill and Theodore Oliver Anderson, II, became husband and wife on January 24, 2009. The loving ceremony and reception was attended by 350 guests in the heart of Dallas, Texas, the couple’s hometown.
After three years of courting, Theo, as Stacie affectionately calls him, proposed to his girlfriend at the airport where he normally dropped her off for her regular business trips.
“I flew home one weekend and Theo picked me up from the airport like he normally did when I flew home,” recalls Stacie. “This time Theo drove right by me so that he could pull over and park. As I opened my mouth to ask why he drove by me, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!”
Stacie and Theo are surrounded by love as their bridal party joins them for a fun pic. Most of the groomsmen were Theo’s former college football buddies. Stacie chose a classy Tiffany blue-and-chocolate color scheme for her bridal party.
The loving pair share a sentimental moment during their wedding reception. While the newlyweds have only been married five months, they have endured their share of challenges. In the spring of 2007, Theo was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
“Theo shocked his neurosurgeons with his speedy recovery (three weeks instead of the usual six months) and he is now 100 percent. It was our faith in God and the prayers of loved ones that carried us through,” explains Stacie.
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Sisters in Song
“It was very important for me to include my sorority in my reception. My mom and my aunt are members of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., also, so it was important for all of us to sing the traditional sweetheart song,” says Stacie.
The excited newly married couple waves to their guests during the wedding reception. The ceremony was held at Kessler Park United Methodist Church and the reception took place at the Texas Discovery Gardens, both in Dallas.