There’s something to be said for the ability of social media to bring people together—and that was certainly the case for Olivia Gallego and Bradley “Scott” Johnson II. When the two met in 2018, Olivia’s younger brother was working at Scott’s family restaurant, and Scott used that “mutual connection” to reach out to her online.
Over the next two and a half years, they created a strong, deep connection of their own, and then Scott took their relationship even deeper. “He took me to Keith Young’s Steakhouse, because it has always been a special place for him,” says Olivia. “His grandfather would take him there a lot when he was young and while he was growing up. When he proposed, the whole dining room cheered after he announced that I said, ‘Yes!’”
Olivia answered again in the affirmative to a very important question when, on November 18, 2022, she stood at the altar with Scott at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church, wearing a fitted lace open-back dress with cap sleeves and beading on the bodice and skirt, designed by Sherri Hill. After being pronounced married, the newlyweds joined their 170 guests for a reception at The Greystone in Mandeville, where they dined on a buffet style selection of food catered by Keith Young Steakhouse that included a meat carving station and mashed potato bar.
As the celebration commenced, so did the dancing: “I loved surprising my dad with our father/ daughter dance by switching up the songs from a slow song to a quick one,” says Olivia. “It was also so much fun to see everyone participating on the dance floor, even the grandparents!”