May 6, 2022

Photos by Olivia Carter with Eric & Jamie Photography

How did you two meet?

Luke and I met in my first semester of college. Even though we’d never officially met, we were mutually interested in one another. I was actually obsessed with him but thought he would never give me the time of day since he was four years older! We officially met the night of our college’s homecoming, Oct. 16, and have been together almost ever since.

The Proposal

I would’ve married Luke the day we met, so when waiting for a proposal, I didn’t have much patience. We were coming up on our fifth-year anniversary, and Luke suggested we go back to Florence for the homecoming game, which just happened to be on Oct. 16. I wasn’t sure we were getting engaged, but I was hopeful. We arrived in Florence and immediately went to campus where Luke proposed with our family and close friends waiting for us nearby. It was a dream!

Favorite Wedding Moment

Our favorite moment of the wedding was getting to have a really sweet and private first look. We’re each other’s best friend, so all of the nerves and anxiety were quickly alleviated when we saw each other. We had written letters to each other, so getting to read each other’s letters was also such a special moment.

Favorite Wedding Details

There is not one thing I would change about our wedding day. I loved everything. Our wedding planner, Lauryn, took my vision and made it truly come to life. I couldn’t have made it without her.

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Park Crest Event Facility Florist: Stems & Styles Caterer: Park Crest Event Facility Wedding Planner/Day Of Coordinator: Lauryn E. Weddings Cake: Magic Muffins Wedding Dress: Ivory & White Bridal Boutique Bridal Hair & Makeup: Asia Nicole Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Groom’s Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear DJ/Wedding Band: Platinum E Now Videography: AL Weddings