They Found Love in an Elevator

Though Ms. Love was ready to leave the modeling industry then, it took her another three years to do so, and Mr. Platt’s support proved crucial. “My whole life has been about how I look, and he sees past that,” Ms. Love said.

Ms. Love was born in Tarrytown, N.Y., and moved to Miami when she was 3. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida International University in Miami.

Mr. Platt was born and raised in Miami. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he moved back to Miami in 2015. This past March, he joined Ms. Love’s influencer business, Rachelove, as a managing partner.

As avid travelers who have spent time in South Africa, Spain, Mexico, Italy, Austria and the Bahamas, Ms. Love and Mr. Platt knew they wanted a destination wedding. They settled on Antigua, Guatemala, where they had a ceremony Dec. 3 at Jardin Real de Santiago in front of 200 guests. The father of Mr. Platt’s childhood friend, Arturo Chavarry, officiated as a public notary.

Ms. Love knew that her maternal grandparents would not be able to fly to the wedding in Guatemala for health reasons, so a week before the big celebration, she and Mr. Platt were legally married in a small religious ceremony by the Rev. Guillermo Garcia-Tuñon, a Jesuit priest, at the Church of the Little Flower in Coral Gables, Fla. Mr. Platt’s maternal grandfather, Jose De La Hoz, 86, was his best man, and Ms. Love’s paternal grandmother, Eduviges Serrano, 86, was her maid of honor.

Afterward, there was a dinner party for 45 people at Mr. Platt’s parents’ house nearby. “That wedding was really just for the grandparents,” Ms. Love said. “I wanted to make it special for them.”

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