Candice & Aaron in Detroit, MI
When Candice and Aaron found themselves single after long-term relationships, they headed to cyberspace. They found each other on Match.com and enjoyed their first chats so much that they met in person.
The Bride Candice Lazar, 29, account manager
The Groom Dr. Aaron Alper, 35, emergency medicine physician
The Date August 31
Ten months later, Aaron decided he wanted to propose in an extraordinary way. Aaron popped the question 5,000 feet in the air while on a hot air balloon ride overlooking Napa Valley wine country. Candice was thrilled, and they capped off the amazing morning with a champagne brunch. The couple immediately hired Emerald City Designs to help them achieve their dream wedding: A strolling, lounge-like, cocktail party complete with food stations, causal seating and a relaxed atmosphere. To create the feel, they brought in white cabanas, palm trees and candles. A black, gold, silver and red color palette created a sensual setting.
- Tia Albright