Whitney Wolfe, who is the brains behind a matchmaking app known as Bumble, recently held her wedding ceremony in Amalfi Coast, Southern Italy. Her partner was Michael Herd, a celebrated hotelier and investor in the oil and gas industry. The couple met back in 2003 during a vacation with their families in Aspen. They got to know each other through a mutual friend.Michael and Whitney began dating on Valentine’s Day a year after they met. They also got engaged two years after they began dating. Whitney hired Diana Sorensen, who works for Sugokuii Events, as the wedding planner based on her exceptional taste and experience in events planning. She also got a recommendation from friends about selecting Villa Tre Ville as the wedding venue.Whitney donned a couture Oscar de la Renta gown and Gianvito Rossi heels on her wedding day. The bridesmaids and groomsmen had matching outfits. The ceremony kicked off at 7:45 PM and ended at 5:00 AM. It involves exchanging of vows, catering, dancing and presentation of gifts. The after-party was inspired by the classical Italian disco era. Whitney donned a Naem Khan dress after cutting the cake and danced with her new bridegroom until 5 AM.
About Whitney Wolfe
As the founder of the fourth most popular dating app, Whitney Wolfe has several professional achievements on her name. She was among the influential women listed on Elle’s Women in Tech in 2016 and Business Insider’s 2014 compilation of 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech.
Wolfe’s academic and career background
Whitney Wolfe is an international studies graduate of Southern Methodist University. She ventured into entrepreneurship at the age of 19. Her venture focused on selling bamboo tote bags. Wolfe also founded the “Help Us Project” as a non-profit group in collaboration with Patrick Aufdenkamp, a celebrity stylist. Hatch Labs hired her at 22 years of age to work with a start-up known as Cardify. She left the company after the start-up collapsed and ventured into the world of matchmaking apps.
Bumble was a result of Whitney Wolfe’s relentless ambition to develop a unique dating mobile application. Since its inception in 2014, Bumble has surpassed other dating apps by serving over 18 million subscribers. The company also recently rolled out BumbleBIZZ and BumbeBFF as a strategy for diversifying its service and product portfolio.With its official headquarters in Austin, TX, Bumble is governed by a professional team of 70 employees. The company released BumbleBIZZ as a career-connection app. Women are the allowed to reach out first in every connections that are made. Bumble’s BumbleBFF is specifically designed for women who seek female acquaintances. Whitney Wolfe is hopeful that these apps will make a big difference in modern-day communications.