Ashleigh and Omari were connected on a popular dating app where they were the perfect match.
Sharing much in common, like a love for travel and cultural exploration, they decided to meet up for a first date. What began as a happy-hour get-together lasted long into the evening until the restaurant doors closed. That night further confirmed the depths of their connection, as one date continued to lead to another until they soon became inseparable.
Bride & Groom-to-be: Ashleigh & Omari
Occupations: Lawyer & Dentist
Wedding date: April 18, 2020
Wedding location: St. Petersburg, Florida – The Dali Museum
Location of Engagement shoot: Downton Tampa, Florida
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal. We met on Match.com! For the proposal, Omari essentially hijacked my law school graduation party – I mean the cake, the decorations, everything had photos of us, and ended up turning my graduation day into the best day of my life. It worked out perfectly because all of our friends and family were already there to celebrate (75+ people). He even had them participate by holding up huge signs asking me to marry him! The party was held at a trendy rooftop venue overlooking the bay. I came around the corner ready to party and ended up stopping dead in my tracks when I saw “Ashleigh, will you marry me?”
Describe your engagement session. Believe it or not, our entire engagement shoot lasted less than thirty minutes. I knew exactly what I wanted (non-traditional photos kicking it with my best friend in the city that we love), and our photographer knew exactly how to capture our fun and flirty vibe.
What did you do on your first date? We met up at a nice restaurant (Kona Grill) for happy hour at five and ended up staying until the restaurant closed around 11:00 PM.
What’s your favorite thing to do as a couple? We LOVE to travel and experience different cultures. So far, we’ve been to twenty-three countries between the two of us!
How has wedding planning been so far? Wedding planning has been a blast; we’re blessed to have an all-star team helping us bring our vision to life.
Tell us what you’re looking forward to most on the wedding day. We are both looking forward to my walk down the aisle!
Photography: Derrious Robinson of RTW Photography, LLC
Hair: Kaci Clark
Make-up: Xiomy Santel