November 5, 2022

Photos by AL Weddings


We met on Bumble. Jon is from New York but was living in Alabama after receiving his doctorate of musical arts from the University of Alabama. Funny enough, we were going to school there at the same time for a year but never actually crossed paths.


Jon proposed on a hike to King’s Chair Overlook in Oak Mountain State Park. This was the place of our third date, so it holds a lot of sentimental value to us. I always teased Jon for not asking me to be his girlfriend on our first hike, so when he proposed he said, “I know I didn’t ask you to be my girlfriend here, but now I’m asking you to be my wife.”


I wanted an A-line or ball gown silhouette that would make me feel confident. I loved the pleating and slit in the skirt of my dress, and the material was beautiful. I also loved that I found a lace bolero to wear for our ceremony


Try to enjoy the process. So much time goes into planning a wedding, yet the big day goes by in a flash.

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Vestavia Country Club Wedding Planner/Day Of Coordinator: Anita Kanellis Florist: Lillie Jane Caterer: Vestavia Country Club Cake: Barb’s Cakes Wedding Dress: Carriage House Weddings Bridal Hair/Makeup: Makeup Mel Bridesmaid Dresses: Revelry Groom’s Attire: Black Tux Stationery: Annabelle’s Videographer: Defining Moments Media DJ/Wedding Band: The Great Grand Finale Transportation: Rare Transportation and Coats Classic Cars Wedding Night Accommodations: The Elyton Hotel Birmingham