Whitney Wolfe was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She majored in international studies at Southern Methodist University. When the BP oil spill occurred it tugged at Whitney’s heart. She decided to design bamboo tote bags and the proceeds from the sales benefited oil clean-up efforts. She created a non-profit with Patrick Aufdenkamp called the “help us project” which benefited from her bag sales. When she graduated Southern Methodist University Whitney traveled to Southeast Asia to help in orphanages. By the age of 24 Whitney Wolfe founded Bumble. Bumble is one of the most popular dating apps with over 11.5 million registered users. Bumble is expanding under Whitney’s leadership and is opening a new app called BumbleBFF. BumbleBFF helps people connect with potential friends. Whitney likes playing a role in bringing people together, whether it is for relationships or friendships.
While vacationing to Aspen in 2014 Whitney met Michael Herd. Michael is the heir to Herd Producing Company which is a Texas oil production company. They dated for a while and got engaged July 2016. Whitney and Michael recently secretly got married in the Villa Tre Ville Positano which is located along the Amalfi Coast. While the couple has not publically announced their marriage; the guests at their wedding were posting Instagram photos of the ceremony and reception. Whitney looked absolutely stunning in her Oscar de la Renta gown. Guests made sure to hashtag all of the shared photos with homeiswheretheherdis. This is a fun play off of Michael’s last name.
The wedding ceremony and reception were absolutely awe inspiring. The tables were adorned with beautiful place settings and natural soft light from candle sticks strategically placed throughout the arrangement. Guests were able to take in the amazing views of the inspiring Italian coast. The reception venue was covered with a natural lemon tree canopy which played into the lemon accents of the meal. The wedding cake was a single tier cake that was covered in fresh cream and fruit. After the ceremony Whitney changed out of her lavish wedding gown and opted for a more comfortable silk slip dress. The beautiful beginning of Bumbles’ founders’ wedded life starts with the ending of swiping right.