TIFFANY SMITH & DAVID PRICE
November 26, 2016. Maui, Hawaii
Tiffany Nicole Smith was working as a hostess at Miami’s Fontainebleau in 2012, when she first met David Price. Although David was playing for the Tampa Bay Rays at the time, she had no idea who he was. “I didn’t watch baseball,” she says. Even after running into each other at a nightclub and connecting over nonstop conversation, Tiffany didn’t realize David was a baseball player until he Facetimed her while sitting on a stationary bike at work.
After a few years of dating, David was home for a brief stay during Tiffany’s 32nd birthday, before going back on the road with the Boston Red Sox. At 7am, David woke his then-girlfriend and asked, “Babe, will you take me to the field?” In truth, the field was less than a mile away. But with a Sox for Socks drive to attend later that morning, waking up extra early was the last thing she wanted to do. With a slow and deliberate “No,” Tiffany attempted going back to bed, only for David to insist that she drive to the baseball field with him.
“I was being such a brat,” Tiffany laughs. Without changing or washing up, she threw her hair up into a messy bun and uttered a sharp “Let’s go.” Minutes later, she was pulling the car out of the garage when David came around to the driver’s side door. “Babe?” he started, smiling and tilting his head—a signal that usually means he’s about to do something sweet. Tiffany felt relieved, assuming he was going to say she didn’t have to drive him after all.Instead, David dropped to one knee and proposed. “He did it in the garage, which was perfect for us, because we’re not super public people,” she explains.
The original plan for the big day was to tie the knot in Miami. In September, however, the bride and groom-to-be were in for an extra special surprise that would change the course of events—a baby was on the way. Not wanting to risk the health of Tiffany and the baby, the couple quickly brainstormed a destination wedding alternative. With the holidays being right around the corner, they decided to host a family-oriented Thanksgiving and wedding combination in Hawaii. “Since Hawaii is so far, we wanted our family to enjoy a vacation,” Tiffany adds.
Dressed in an Ines Di Santo gown, altered by Ines herself to accommodate a tiny baby bump, the bride looked stunning as she and the groom said, “I do,” in front of 56 family members and close friends. The Montage Resort in Maui provided the perfect backdrop for a beautiful wedding day. “It was simple, elegant and romantic, which was exactly what I was going for,” says the bride. “From the large lanterns at the base of the arbor, to the cream and blush colored florals, to the rose gold flatware—it was perfect.”
By the end of their wedding week, the newlyweds were excited to return to their private, laid-back lives, and enjoyed a honeymoon of island hopping throughout Hawaii Nei.
> Written by Lauren Malamala