September 7, 2019

How We Met: Jake and I (Amanda) met during his last year in undergrad at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. We lived together in the Hoover area while I worked on my bachelor’s degree from UAB and he attended UAB School of Dentistry. My last semester at UAB, I worked in the Bluff Park area as a doctor’s assistant and receptionist. After graduation, Jake and I moved out-of-state for a year. We decided to return to the lovely Hoover area after he placed in a year-long residency program. A week after I moved back to Hoover, I started working at the same business in Bluff Park as the front desk manager. During Christmastime of that year, we got engaged! We then continued to plan our wedding until we got married September 2019.

The Proposal: Jake and I visited the Biltmore Estate to celebrate my 25th birthday. Two years later he planned a mini vacation with his family to see the Biltmore during Christmas. He even got two of our best friends to drive down and celebrate with us. He asked me to marry him in downtown Asheville. The downtown square was decorated with a huge snowflake, and nobody was around.

Favorite Moment: Jake’s grandmother handmade a quilt years ago and planned on giving it to him on his wedding day. The quilt is probably my favorite wedding gift. This is a tradition in his family.

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Wedding Venue: Annabella at Cedar Glen

Invitations: Shutterfly

Wedding Dress: La Marie`e Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Amazon

Hair & Makeup: The Transformation

Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Music: Carlos Cabrera (DJ)

Wedding Advisor: The Pros Weddings