Whitney Wolfe is an entrepreneur, co-founder and the CEO of Bumble. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1989, Whitney attended the Southern Methodist University where she specialized in International Studies. She initiated a business at the age of 19 while she was in college. The business line was selling bamboo bags, which benefited areas affected by the BP oil spill. She launched “Help Us Project,” which was a non-profit organization after partnering with a stylish celebrity Patrick Aufdenkamp.
Wolfe partnered with the Badoo founder, Andrey Andreev to create a dating platform. In December 2014, Wolfe moved to Austin Texas where she founded Bumble. It is a dating app that grants women more control than other dating apps. The app had over 15 million individual conversation and 80 million matches with one year after initiation. Whitney and Michael met in Aspen, 2013 where they were attending a Christmas vacation. The couple connected when Michael confessed to Whitney that he didn’t know how to ski. He then asked Wolfe to teach him, and he later ended up being a pro. They dated for two years, and in June 2015, Michael proposed to Whitney after a horseback ride when they had visited Michael’s ranch in Texas. The couple attended Italy a few days later for a celebratory trip, and that is where the wedding plans started. Whitney and Michael wanted the wedding party to be a non-stop and a real celebration of their venue Southern Italy.
The local planners and friends recommended Villa Tre Ville as the center of the festivities. The attire was outstanding. On a great day, the couple woke up with a big surprise on their face. The weather forecasted rain and in Italy, rain on your wedding day symbolizes cleansing, a fresh beginning, a perfect marriage and a wet knot, which cannot be untied. They spend the day dancing in the rain until 3:00 p.m. By 7:30 p.m. all guests were seated, and after Whitney and Michael were officially pronounced as a wife and a husband, dozens of balloons were set off the sky to fete the new couples. The couple cuts into their millefoglie made with Chantilly cream and fragile cake. They later changed into custom “Delphine Manivet slip dress” and pale pink “velvet Manolo Blahnik mules” for dinner and dessert. At the end of the night, Whitney slipped into a dress by Naeem Khan for the final section of their big day, which was dancing.