The Couple:  Stephanie and Stephen Zorro
Wedding Date:  September 24, 2011
Photography by Anderson Images
Tell us a little about you and your beloved:  Steve and I met on a family camping trip on the Oregon coast five years ago. It just so happened that I used my only 2 week vacation on this trip not knowing that I would meet my soul mate. I was in college for my bachelors degree in Interior Architecture and Design and he just signed into the Air Force.
If it is true that opposites do attract then Steve and I are proof of this theory! Steve had been telling himself for over a year and a half that the day he found out he was hired for the job he had dreamt about that he would ask me to marry him. They day he received the phone call that he got the job, he went out and picked the ring and proposed that night.
What was the most amazing part of your day?  Looking up at my soon to be husband waiting for me at the alter. He was watching me round the corner up the aisle in my dress.
What else would you like to share about your big day?  Everything turned out better than we had hoped it would be. Time flies when you are having fun and our wedding was a blur.

Ceremony and Reception Site, and Caterer:  Monte Verde Inn
Photographer:  Anderson Images
Videographer:  Charlie Hunt
Flowers:  O’Shays Flowers
Favors:  We had Lottery Scratchers because we were “Lucky in Love” and hoped some of our guests would be lucky, too.
Bridal and Bridesmaids’ Attire:  Alfred Angelo
Hair and Make-up:  Taylor Farley
Invitations:  Party America
DJ/Entertainment/Band:  Music By Rich
Honeymoon Location:  Ocho Rios, Jamaica
First Dance Song:  “Earth Angel” by The Penguins
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now?  Don’t stress! Everything falls into place. Take your time and enjoy every moment of planning your big day. You only get one chance to make your wedding dream come true. The actual day flies by so fast and you should take time with your new husband to look around and soak up the moment.
Steve’s advice: Always smile and try to be nice to the bride.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance?  I would have eaten breakfast that morning! I was so caught up in the excitement and keeping to the schedule that I forgot to eat!

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Photos courtesy of and copyright Anderson Images.
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