Their marriage sealed with a kiss and raucous cheers from their loved ones, it was off to brunch on a buffet of pancakes, french toast, frittatas and steak sliders on a lanai surrounded in gauzy white curtains, red, white, pink and yellow roses, greenery and lots of love.
Toasts were raised with flutes full of Veuve Clicquot, the rainbow-frosted cake was cut, the hula was performed and memories were cherished as Hashian dedicated “Step Into a Love Like This,” to her groom, the single inspired by their romance that she’d release one year later on their anniversary.
“I wanted him to feel how much that day and our entire life together has meant to me,” she explained of writing the song. “It was emotional for me to reflect on the amazing years we’ve spent together with so much gratitude and to also think about our new future we get to build. Sharing it with Dwayne and his heartfelt reaction was one of the many moments of our unforgettable day and celebration that I’ll hold onto forever.”
Because he was, in a word, floored. “From the moment I heard the song’s opening line, of ‘…every angel in heaven is singing for us today…’ as tribute to our loved ones who’ve passed away and no longer with us—I got very emotional,” Johnson reflected last year. “As I still get emotional today when I hear those words and watch this wedding footage.”