June 10, 2017

Photos by Eric & Jamie Photography



Paul and I (Brittany) met our junior year at the University of Georgia through a leadership program in the Terry College of Business. We were paired together for a group project, and I had a crush on him almost immediately. Paul made a bold move for our first date by driving me to his hometown of Greenville, South Carolina, to have dinner at his family’s steakhouse.


We met on UGA’s campus, and our closest friends and family were there to celebrate (including our professor from that first group project). Paul chose the prettiest spot on North Campus – the fountain on Herty Field. However, the fountain had been turned off, which only happens a couple times per year. Although we did not get our ideal proposal backdrop, I said yes, and we have a funny story to tell.


Her favorite moment: During the wedding ceremony homily, Pastor Wade Griffith asked Paul and me to turn around and see everyone who was there to support us, pray for us and celebrate with us on our wedding day. It was truly humbling and encouraging to see hundreds of our closest friends and family from all stages of our lives there. His favorite moment: When I saw Brittany for our “first look.” I could not believe someone so beautiful had chosen to spend forever with me. At the reception, Brittany and I “called the dawgs” immediately after the band played “Sweet Home Alabama.” We couldn’t let anyone forget our allegiance to the dawgs and UGA.



Venues: Ceremony – Bluff Park United Methodist Church; Reception – Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

Wedding Planner: Anita Kanellis (A.K. Brides)

Florist: HotHouse Design Studio

Caterer: Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

Cake(s): Bride’s cake and groom’s dessert table chocolates – Sweet Magnolia’s Cakes by Julie Hendrick; groom’s dessert table donuts – The Heavenly Donut Co.

Videographer: Hampton Road Studios

Invitations: Annabelle’s Birmingham; calligraphy by Carol Faust

Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau via The White Magnolia Bridal Collection (Atlanta); Veil: The White Room (Birmingham)
Bridesmaid Dresses: Nouvelle Amsale via Bella Bridesmaids (Birmingham)

Hair and Makeup: Rawwbeauty Studio

Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear

Music: Big Swing & The Ballroom Blasters (band) via East Coast Entertainment; harpist – Marsha Gunter; ceremony music – Hunter Goff

Transportation: Rare Transportation (Trolley); Coats Classic Cars (“Elizabeth” getaway car)

Wedding Programs, Koozies, Napkins, Out-Of-Town Guest Box Design: Weezie B Designs

Out-of-town Guest Box Goodies: Weezie’s Candy Emporium

Event Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited Birmingham

Lighting Design: Design Productions LLC

Furniture/Accessory Rental: PropHouse Birmingham