From the moment they met in the Baltimore Washington Airport, Robyn Iglehart and Stephen Ross Jr. were built with a first-class connection. “While browsing line, Stephen would be a gentleman and agreed to carry my luggage for me,” Robyn recalls. “I did not have a chance to answer him before he was walking on the runway with my carry-on suitcase.” The twosome sat alongside each other around the plane—chatting and laughing the whole flight—and the remainder was history.

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Fast forward annually and a half later, when Stephen proposed during a romantic visit to Italy. “After I accepted his proposal, ‘At Last’ by Etta James started to play within this small and lovely Italian restaurant halfway around the globe from home,” she shares. “It has been one of your favorite music of my late mother and the late grandmother. We both first viewed it as a blessing from heaven along with a sign of acknowledgment.”

Though travel continues to be an integral part of Robyn and Stephen’s love story, the pair decided to keep their July 2021 nuptials in Washington D.C., around an hour away from their cinematic meet-cute. “My vision for that wedding was ‘classic and timeless elegance,’” the bride to be shared. “I thought about being able to look back at pictures and videos 10, 20, or 3 decades from now but still find my wedding beautiful.”

With a floral-adorned venue, wedding dresses near me celebrity cameo, and touching tributes for their family, it’s reliable advice Robyn’s mission was accomplished.