September 10, 2016
Scott Redfield came across Troy Spurlin’s online dating profile in 2012 and decided to message him. The two were both in search of dates, but nothing long-term. After chatting and messaging for a few weeks, they arranged to meet for dinner and drinks. “If you would’ve asked me then, I probably wouldn’t have said it but it was love at first sight,” says Scott. “I can remember everything about him that night, from what he was wearing to the glare in his eye.” They left dinner with the goal of keeping in touch, but still not thinking of anything long-term. Six months later they were still in touch and hanging out every week so they decided to “put a label on it” and officially date. In 2015, Troy unexpectedly popped the question. Scott was in the process of opening a hair salon and was so focused that he didn’t even see the proposal coming. On his last day working at another salon, Troy asked Scott out to celebrate. They ate dinner and then headed to try out the coffee machine at Scott’s new salon. A friend sent over a bottle of champagne but Scott thought it to be in celebration of the new salon. Scott turned around and Troy was on one knee with a ring. “Are you ready to start the next chapter of your life?” Troy asked. Though Scott was at a loss for words, he managed to say “yes.” Troy then told Scott that he better let everyone know he said “yes” because they already knew about the proposal.
The wedding was not like a traditional ceremony. The day began with a cocktail hour at the Museum of Contemporary Art and then guests rode a trolley to the wedding venue where Scott and Troy exchanged vows during dinner. • “Everyone was anxious and kept asking us when would we be getting married,” says Scott. “No one knew a thing.”
The theme of the wedding was modeled after a New Orleans second line. Bands played upbeat jazz throughout the day and guests danced well into the evening. • “We waited until there were only a few couples remaining and made our first dance the last one of the night,” says Scott.
Credits: Photographer: Kedgar Volta Ceremony: Old St. Andrews Church/ MOCA Hair: Melissa Nanan Shoes: Gucci Attire: Hugo Boss Rings: One Estate, One Custom, from Nicolaas Alexander Cake: Anita Adams Flowers: Anita’s Garden Décor: Beachside Rentals Caterer: Kathy Collins/ Cafe Nola Invitations: Arzberger Stationers – The Write Touch Music: Junco Royals, Jazz Phools, Mama Blue, DJ Anonymous Videographer: Kedgar Volta