Bride: Tiffany A. McFarquhar, 32, Senior Human Resources Professional

Groom: Steven J. Lawson, 33, Educator

Married On: April 19, 2014

Wedding Location: The Surf Club on the Sound, New Rochelle, NY

Wedding Style: Platinum Elegance

It’s A Small World After All
Lovebirds and newlyweds Tiffany and Steven grew up just a few blocks away from each other but throughout their childhood and teenage years, they’d never actually met. Although they crossed paths many times at friends’ birthday parties and events, it wasn’t until their adult years that they finally made each other’s acquaintance. One afternoon at a friend’s birthday party, Steven noticed a beautiful young woman with a toned physique from across the room. He was instantly mesmerized. Finally, a mutual friend figured out that a formal introduction was in order, and made it happen. The red-hot sparks between them were undeniable. And, the rest, as they say, is history!

Where It All Began
One romantic evening in Harlem, Steven and Tiffany were enjoying dinner at the Senegalese restaurant where they had their first date. Coincidentally, Steven wore the exact same outfit that he had on when he first laid eyes on Tiffany at their friend’s party. “It was his consistent attention to detail and kindness that won my heart,” says Tiffany. After dinner they headed back to his place where another big surprise was waiting for her. Steven told Tiffany that he wanted that day to be another first for them. He then took her left hand in his, got down one knee and asked, “Ms. McFarquhar, will you spend the rest of your life with me?” Amazed by the surprise and beautiful ring, Tiffany happily accepted. Never one to miss a moment, Steven had another surprise for his bride-to-be that night. The inside of her engagement ring was engraved with 1 Corinthians 13:4-7  (“Love is patient, love is kind….”) Aww! See their romantic New York wedding and share their love.