August 20, 2022

Photos by Piper Vine Photography

How did you two meet?

James and I met through mutual friends in 2019 while he was stationed at Fort Benning, and I was in school at Auburn. My friend spent all of 2018 telling me that she had the perfect guy for me. I finally caved in 2019 and was sent on a blind date with James. We went out for pizza and beer and walked around Auburn’s campus for hours. All I can say is my friend was right!

The Proposal

We made a trip to London summer 2021 to meet the rest of James’s family. After spending five days in quarantine due to travel restrictions, we finally got to get out into the city. We spent the day going to museums and seeing the sights. We were walking to Buckingham Palace through St. James’s Park and popped into the Duck Island Cottage. It was a complete surprise when he popped the question! He proposed with a family ring with the intention that we would design a ring together in London.

Favorite Wedding Moment

During the reception, my bustle kept breaking even though we attempted to fix it twice. “Dancing Queen” was playing, and I wasn’t going to stop dancing. Everyone I was dancing with ended up picking up my dress, and it made an amazing picture!

Favorite Wedding Details

The marquee letters we got from Say It In Lights were completely epic and really elevated the dance floor with the wall of lights behind the DJ stand.

Ceremony Venue: Prince of Peace Catholic Church Reception Venue: The Barn at Shady Lane Caterer: Kathy G & Co. Florist: Boxwood & Bows  Wedding Planner/Day Of Coordinator: AMR Bridal & Day of with Dana Cake: Daughters Baking Wedding Dress: Bella’s Bridal & Formal Bridal Hair & Makeup: Angel Hamrick Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids DJ/Wedding Band: DJ Breezy & Superior Sound Wedding Transportation: Rare Transportation & Helena Exotic Wedding Night Accommodations: Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa