Bride: Rhema Joy Thompson, 32, College Media Adviser at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, Fla.

Groom: Thyrie Kourouma Bland, 42, Reporter at The News-Press in Ft. Myers, Fla.

The Big Day: 6/25/2016


Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Style: Classic Elegance

A Leap Of Faith

Rhema didn’t move from Rhode Island to Pensacola for love. In fact it was quite the opposite. She relocated and settled down South for work. But lucky for her, love had something new in store for her too. She found what she didn’t even know she was looking for when she least expected it. For Thyrie, he knew he would always find love it was just a matter of when. In 2013, both their lives changed forever when a friendship formed and love soon followed. For two writers falling in love, it was their way with words that truly brought them together. Heed over heels in love, Thyrie popped the question, and she happily accepted. See their romantic wedding day!