August 4, 2018

How You Met: Alex and I (Alexandra) met at the end of my senior year at Auburn University through one of my best friends. (Although, he says he remembers the first time he ever saw me walking down College Street his freshman year!) We knew from the start that something between us was different and more special than anything we’d felt before. Shortly after we began dating, I began PT School at UAB and Alex was accepted into Dental School in Houston, Texas. We knew we couldn’t do life without each other, so we made dating 683 miles of apart, lots of Facetime and living for weekend trips work for us for two years. We are so thankful to be in the same city doing everyday life together now!

The Proposal: Alex asked me to marry him while he was home in Alabama for Thanksgiving break in 2017. We were supposedly on our way to Auburn for the Iron Bowl, when he asked me if I wanted to pull off and watch the sunset at Old Baker Farm. If you know us, you know watching sunsets is our thing, and I never turn that down! This place was special for us because he had told me previously that it is where he first knew he loved me. He had even saved a tiny yellow flower that he picked for me from that day two years before and gave it to me at the proposal! He proposed at sunset in the middle of a cotton field with candles and rose petals lining the path, a table with roses and a Bible with my new last name on it, and pictures taken from our favorite memories hung all around us. He read the sweetest letter and prayed with me before he proposed.

Favorite Wedding Details: I was so honored to have lace from my mom’s wedding dress wrapped around my bouquet. It was really special to have a tiny piece of my parents’ wedding day be a part of ours! I also loved having “How Deep the Father’s Love” sung during our ceremony and our families praying over us. I could feel the Lord’s presence all over that room!

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Venues: Meadow Brook Baptist Church – ceremony; Haven – reception

Wedding Planner: (Day of Coordinator): Karrie York Murphy

Florist: Linda Bearden, Flowers from the Heart

Caterer: The Happy Catering Company

Cake: Cakes by Audrey

Videographer: Justin Kirk

Invitations: Fine Paperwork, by Patricia Campbell

Wedding Dress: Bella’s Bridal and Formal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Sorella Vita-Essence of Australia, ordered through Bella’s Bridal and Formal

Hair and Makeup: Makeup Mel, by Melissa Moore Bogardus

Groom/Groomsmen Attire: JoS. A. Bank

Music: Just a Few Cats

Transportation:  Vintage Auto Wedding Chauffeur for getaway car and Accent Luxury Limousine for wedding party transportation on party bus during the day

Linens: Décor to Adore

Lighting and Draping Design: Amerson Events