They used as many local artisans as possible and wanted each evening to have a different feel, starting with the first night, which was meant to convey Capri with lemons, bougainvillea, vintage cars, and dinner in a field of lemon trees, followed by dancing at Anema e Core.
The extensive itinerary gave Cynthia and Whitney the opportunity to showcase an all-star lineup of looks.
“Michael admitted he didn’t know how to ski, and being from Utah and having grown up skiing, I was perplexed as to why someone who couldn’t ski would be on a ski vacation.” He quickly suggested she teach him how.“I was up for the challenge and excited to slyly show off my skills,” Whitney says. I spent every minute of that long ride boasting about my expertise.
He said that he was nervous and suggested that I go slow so he could keep up.
(The company has since expanded its reach with the launch of Bumble BFF in March of 2016 and Bumble Bizz earlier this week.)As fate would have it, for the entrepreneur and her now husband, Michael Herd (who’s a restaurateur as well as in the oil-and-gas business) sparks first flew IRL as opposed to virtually, but their love story still started with Whitney unabashedly taking the lead.
It was just before Christmas in 2013, and the two were on vacation in Aspen with their respective families when a mutual friend introduced them one afternoon.
It turned into the joke of the trip with our family and friends. It was silly, but now it’s a special memory of that time in our lives.
“I trusted our incredible planner to bring our vision to life at a place I had never been, and she and her team did an exceptional job.”Their venue—Villa Tre Ville—came highly recommended by friends.
When we got off, he picked up my skis and got me clicked in.
I thought, Hmm, that’s weird, that’s kind of a pro move, but then quickly started down the hill.
“From the moment I saw Cynthia’s work and spoke with her on the phone, I just adored her and her taste,” says Whitney.
“She was instrumental—she helped me kick off the direction of not just the looks I would wear but the wedding itself, all the way up to the end.