Cecilia and Ernie met during the summer of 2015 at The Courthouse in Rock Hill, SC. Ernie was performing some of his raps, and though Cecilia thought he was completely corny, she admired his courage to perform in front of strangers. For their first date, on October 25th, Ernie and Cecilia went to see Evil Dead The Musical in Charlotte.
By November 11, 2015, the love-struck pair decided they liked each other, maybe, a little bit. Ernie had actually asked Cecilia to be his girlfriend over text, but Cecilia told him he would have to try asking again…in person!
Cecilia saw Ernie as a dad-joke riddled, yet handsome goofball. He was tech savvy, knowledgable, artistic, hilarious, and always smiling. She was completely smitten with him.
Ernie saw Cecilia as a super sweet, but quiet and beautiful young lady. He thought she was intelligent and kind. He liked that they both used the same brand of toilet paper and enjoyed the same shows, movies, and video games. He loved spending time with her and he knew he wanted to be with her always.
The two enjoy hiking along the mountains or walking along Edisto Beach, playing games together, watching films at The Nickelodeon, traveling locally in their free time to Asheville, Charlotte, and Charleston, catching Greenville Swamp Rabbit hockey games, and eating ramen at their favorite ramen destination; Futo Buta.
One night, while hiking in Dreher Island State Park along the sparkling waters of Lake Murray, Ernie got down on one knee and proposed; the lovebirds were engaged on August 9, 2017.
Ceremony Venue: The River Road and Jasmine Houses and Gardens
Hair: Process Hair Salon
Wedding Gown: Poffie Girls (Maggie Sottero)
Veil: One Blushing Bride
Bridesmaids Dresses: Morilee
Flowers: By Design
Cake: Bonnie Brunt Cakes
DJ: Island Sound
Videography: True Cinema Wedding Films
Photography: William Martin Weddings