Stefanie & Russell: A Destination Wedding in Bluffton, SC

It all started as puppy love for Stefanie Raines and Russell Firestone. When their dogs began playing together at a local dog park, the pair struck up a conversation and hit it off. The Bride Stefanie Raines, 35, portrait artist The Groom Russell Firestone III, 36, investments The Date June 22 Though they didn’t exchange numbers at their first meeting, Russell’s dog noticed Stefanie’s the next day, and the two and their dogs were soon inseparable. Russell proposed to Stefanie at Christmastime, and the pair planned a destination wedding in one of their favorite South Carolina spots: Bluffton.