According to the website norcal.news, Whitney Wolfe, the founder of one of today’s most popular dating apps, Bumble, was married on September 2nd, 2017 in Amalfi, Italy. Wolfe, a successful tech entrepreneur who has also recently launched personal and business apps Bumble BFF, and BumbleBizz spent an entire year planning for her lavish, luxurious destination wedding at the Villa Treville in Amalfi.
Wolfe selected a full length gown, by Oscar de la Renta featuring layers of embroidered lace, a flowing skirt, and a cathedral train with a deep V-shaped cutout at the back. She opted to wear her blonde hair swept into a glamorous and romantic updo. Michael Herd, her fiance, chose a traditional tuxedo while he waited for his bride to walk down the aisle.
The grounds of Amalfi reportedly offer picturesque terraces, lush vegetation, and multiple garden venues overlooking the Salerno Gulf and offer extensive venues for both the wedding site and reception areas. Wolfe and her fiance Michael Herd, the grandson of Bob L. Herd of Herd Producing, a Texas gas and oil well company, chose the Villa’s lemon tree orchard as the setting for their reception, which offered a picturesque setting for guests to enjoy a meal and traditional wedding cake. The honeymoon was planned as a tour and exploration of multiple locations throughout France and Italy.
According to this article the couple met in 2014 in Austin, Texas, where Bumble was founded. Her husband Michael Herd currently serves as vice president of Herd Producing, an oil and gas production company and also as president of the Bob L. Herd Foundation which supports higher education and multiple charitable causes. After dating for two years, Herd popped the question during a sunset horseback ride at his vast Texas ranch.
The article also states that since 2014, Bumble has registered more than 11.5 million users and is popular due to its women driven engine that allows female users to initiate a conversation and remain in complete control of initial ‘real’ contact. Due to the success of dating app Bumble, Wolfe is busy launching an app for finding platonic friends, with BumbleBFF and a business networking app BumbleBizz.