Dennis Johnson, a patient care tech, and Tahnya Stewart, a general anesthesia dental assistant, were married on Aug. 8, 2018, by Pastor Starr Williams. The couple’s honeymoon was a 5-day Caribbean cruise.

The couple met in 2009 at a dance class. Tahnya says their official first date was at HuHot where her mom had a list of questions she asked before she would officially call him Tahnya’s boyfriend.

The Proposal: My husband proposed to me on the July 4 with the help of our daughter. He had my father’s blessing which made me even happier and our parents and best friends were there. The fireworks felt like they were just for me that night.

The Wedding: The theme for our wedding was elegance and I feel we matched it completely. With wisteria, navy blue and silver as our main colors we were able to capture the love and perfect mixture of us both. My bridesmaids and I made all the decor and worked on it for six months.

We chose to recite our own vows and though they weren’t memorized, they were from the heart and neither of us could get through them without crying. My husband also had heart-felt vows for our daughter and gifted her with his Batman Fidget Spinner. Let’s just say she was extremely excited about that! We were so blessed by everyone who came out to support us and appreciated all family and friends for taking time out of their day to celebrate our unity.

More Wedding: Our wedding day was everything I dreamt it would be and so much more! We had an open bar with a max of $650 that we paid for guests to enjoy during cocktail hour which turned into a cash bar once the max was met. Let’s just say, cocktail hour was cocktail minutes (LOL). Thankfully my dad took care of the bridal party when it came to alcohol.