Remember when we shared “The Young & the Restless” star Julie Pace Mitchell’s sweet surprise proposal story? Well, her wedding day finally arrived and it was everything she and new husband Stephen Hightower dreamed it would be.
Julia and Stephen married in a romantic Ohio wedding ceremony before 150 of their dearest friends and family on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at the Shaker Run Golf Club in Lebanon, Ohio. Even when it rained, the bride and groom still kept their spirits high and enjoyed the moment.
“We were planning an outdoor lakeside ceremony, but due to rain, we had to move everything inside,” says Julia. “Other than that, everything went smoothly and the day was absolutely incredible. I’m so happy, I’m still pinching myself.”
The newlyweds have shared their wedding album exclusively with ESSENCE.com. Check out Julia and Stephen’s beautiful wedding photos now.
Photos: Stephanie Matthews Photography