July 18, 2020

Photos by Eric & Jamie Photography

The Proposal: Nate wrote me (Elizabeth) a letter every Monday throughout our relationship. The day that we got engaged Nate took me to a lookout spot over the city of Birmingham where we had our first kiss. There he handed me a letter that was especially heartfelt. At the end of the letter I looked up, and Nate was on one knee and asked me to marry him.

Favorite Moment: For our private last dance, our band performed “Then” by Brad Paisley for just Nate and me and our photographers and videographers. We slow danced under the string lights, and it is a moment and feeling I will never forget to soak in every detail of the day.

Favorite Details: My favorite detail from our wedding day was our getaway car—Nate’s 1987 Ford F150 pickup truck. From our first date to the night we got engaged, Nate picked me up in that truck for every date, and we loved to sit next to each other on the bench seat and sing along to the radio. Weezie B. Designs made me a custom sign for the back, and Ricky Whitley made a floral garland. Barb’s Cakes even made an edible replica of the truck on top of the groom’s cake, and I got to surprise Nate with koozies with a sketch of the truck on them.

Another of my favorite details was the fact that in the midst of COVID-19 we were able to still get married, with lots of hand sanitizer, masks, plexiglass and social distancing. Weezie B. helped me to design a cute sticker for our hand sanitizers. Still another of my favorite details was my hair and makeup artist Madeline Hulsey. In 2013 she crowned me Miss Jr. Teen Alabama USA and has been such a dear friend of mine since then.

  • Ceremony Venue: Dawson Memorial Baptist Church
  • Reception Venue: Iron City
  • Wedding Planner: Haley Scallions
  • Florist: Ricky Whitley
  • Caterer: Iron City
  • Cake: Barb’s Cakes
  • Videographer: Down In Front Productions
  • Invitations: Weezie B. Designs
  • Wedding Dress: Build-A-Bride by Heidi Elnora
  • Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella’s Bridal & Formal
  • Hair & Makeup: Madeline Hulsey
  • Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank
  • Music: Nationwide Coverage
  • Transportation: Rare Transportation
  • Rentals: Decor To Adore